(Closed) Help with Sand Ceremony

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t know about where to get the sand, but yes everyone should have their own color. If you don’t want it clashing so much you can do shades of 1 color, but each “color” is what represents each person thats blending into the family.

Post # 4
1290 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I got my sand at Party City on their website. It was very reasonable! We aren’t having each person have different colors (7 people!) but instead my Dad. my son and my daughter will have 1 color, FI’s mom, his 2 sons and daughter will have one color then Fiance and I each have our own color. It’s Tiffany blue, natural sand, chocolate brown, and ivory. I will try to make the portions so it comes out even. Smile

Post # 5
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@angels2327d:  Ive only seen them at Michaels but are expensive. They do have 40 percent off coupons sometimes so were just waiting!

Post # 6
29 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

hobby lobby has it and so does walmart .. any craft store has it. I’m having white for the pastor and then the 2 colors of our wedding.  Here is what mine will be like..
Here is the song also that will be played during all this.  It is such a beautiful song !http://www.sandceremonysongs.com/fr_ceremonyvows.cfm
Tip: The best Unity Vase is one that has a clear cap or suction cap or cork on top that may be inserted at the end of the sand ceremony to “lock in” the mixed sand.Near the end of the wedding ceremony, the officiant invites the bride and groom to pick up their respective vases of colored sand, while the officiant takes the vase with the white sand in one hand and the empty Unity Vase in the other. As the officiant explains the significance of the sand ceremony, he (she) pours about 1/4 of the white sand into the Unity Vase, creating a base or “foundation” of white sand which represents God as the foundation or “rock” of the marriage. Next, the bride pours approximately 1/3 of her sand into the Unity Vase on top of the white sand, followed by the groom pouring in approximately 1/3 of his sand. This symbolizes that both the bride and groom’s individuality is to be respected and cherished. Then the bride, groom and officiant simultaneously pour their colored sands into the vase, which mixes the three colors at once into beautiful swirls, symbolizing the oneness of the couple, their unity with God, and the welcoming of God into their marriage. It is also true that this three-way mixing of sand can never be separated, symbolizing unity and eternity. The bride and groom should finish pouring completely before the officiant pours his final 1/4 of the white sand on top as the final covering, symbolizing the fact that God has brought the couple together and reigns as Lord of their lives.Tip: The officiant may speak words to this effect: “As you join your lives together, the two separate bottles of sand symbolize your individuality and suggest your individual decisions to marry one another. The white sand represents your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. With the pouring of the white sand first, it represents the sure and solid foundation of your Christianity and faith. As each of you pours in your separate colors, it illustrates your uniqueness as individuals created by Almighty God. As all three of us pour our colors simultaneously, this is symbolic of your coming together as husband and wife in the eyes of the Lord, as the two become one, and as your marriage is blessed by God. Finally, with the final grains of white sand, your marriage and your lives are under the protective hands of God. Now look at this beautiful, one-of-a-kind treasure! It’s perfect for your table or mantle in your new home!”

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