(Closed) Salt as an alternative to sand?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I like the historical significance too.  Will any of your guests realize you’re using salt instead of sand though?

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love the sentiment and the religous aspect to this.  Will you be using colored salts?

Post # 6
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Helper bee

You could include a blurb about the ceremony and its origins on the order of ceremony. Sounds really lovely

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Love your idea…  and if you’re having a rustic theme, you could also include some salt of the earth reference.  =D

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

that sounds awesome!!! we did the sand ceremony – and my minister (who’s my godfather) helped write the sand ceremony wording…you can get really creative with this!

for ours – being that it was sand – we used three different colors (red, yellow and blue) which represented the colors of the flag of the Salvation Army (the church I grew up in and the church for which my godfather has ministered for 30 years…)

again, I know you’re doing salt – but if you’re interested, here’s the wording my minister used for ours… http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/our-sand-ceremony-wording

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I really like that. When the time comes to pour the salt, you can have the minister explain what you are doing. (That is what my Pastor is doing while we are braiding the cords. We are doing the cord of three).

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

It sounds great! But I wonder if the salt will tend to clump together in a humid climate? I’m not sure if you plan on keeping it afterwards but my FBIL keeps a sand one in their living room. I’m also not sure if the sand would react the same way.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@alleynesgirl: absolutely – get creative with it! we did the sand for a variety of reasons – and one thing I personally loved is that we both were of the mindset we would NOT be writing our own vows. we both wanted the standard vows everyone knows/hears…which we did (do you, groom, take bride to be your lawfully wedded wife, etc…)

and after our vows were read/repeated we did the sand ceremony.

BUT i love that with the sand ceremony it was a very unique sentiment that only our wedding would ever have (at least the specific wording anyways).

Hope you find something you love for your salt ceremony!

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