(Closed) Sand Ceremony

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I hope this helps…..

The Unity Sand Ceremony, a celebration that is usually two to three minutes in length, is a meaningful joining of two lives. In this timeless ritual of marriage, the couple ceremoniously pours various colors of sand from a container, such as a seashell, into one special container symbolizing their coming together as one. The flowing sand and blending of the colors symbolize the bringing together of two lives into one.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

gholmes described it very well! the whole point is to symbolize that just as your two lives will be forever joined as one and cannot be separated back into individuals, the 2 colors of sand are forever joined and can never be separated into individual containers. we are doing a sand ceremony because we are having a non-religious ceremony and felt it was a neat way to do something at the ceremony besides just the normal vows and rings.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hi there, I am doing a wine ceremony (being the wedding is at my vineyard) so similar situatuin, and they’re a basically the same just using different items.  With my my Fiance has white wine, I have red, we each take a drink of ours, then pour them into a seperate container, basically making a rose and once again sipping from the new wine. It signifies to seperate entities being combined into one. With the sand it’s the same (without tasing of course (:), you have three containers, one being empty and the other two with different colors of sand, blending the two in the third.  I think it would be perfect for you wedding. Hope this helps!

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are actually doing a sand ceremony as well, but we decided to put a different “twist” on it.  Because it is both of our second marriages we really wanted to include our kids. His two daughters are 12 and 14 and my son is 8. They are all in the wedding but we wanted to make it more special than just Jr. Bridesmaids and a ring bearer. So we decided to add 3 additional colors to our sand ceremony.  He and I will start the base with our two colors as the “foundation” of our “new family” and then the kids will start blending in their colors as well. Eventually,  all of us will add layers on top of each other uniting our new family together and showing our new bond and committment. Smile

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

do you keep the sand afterward as like art or something?  stick it up on a shelf like the sand art you can make at art fairs?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@smitten_and_giddy: ya you put it on a shelf. we are going to put our individual colors of sand into the seperate containers so we know who is who on the shelf lol

 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

thats actually a really lovely idea.  i like this.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

a sand ceremony is a lovely addition to the wedding ceremony. it is a great way to symbolize your “becoming one” as a couple – plus it avoids the trouble with unity candle being blown out during the unity ceremony. you can also incorporate other family members (parents, children from previous marriages, etc). as part of the ceremony.

the vases used can also serve as a keepsake. here are some pictures of sand ceremony vases.

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