(Closed) Unity Candle/Sand Ceremony HELP!

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Although I’ve heard about it, I have actually never seen a sand blending but I am still seeing unity candles used so I’m not sure that’s a dying tradition yet.  However, is your love of the unity candle or that future children could use it?  Because future children could use the sand too.  What about other alternatives such as blending wine and drinking from the same cup?  I actually have to agree with you that the sand would blend over time.  What about using sand colors that aren’t your wedding colors?  Or using those glass rocks or blending rose petals? 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I want to add that you could still use sand but they don’t have to be different colors.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t want the candles, so we’re doing flowers instead. The same idea, but with flowers, basically. I would have done the sand, but heard our best man talking about it, although they never did it, but I was sold on the flowers. Your kids may not even want to use them when they get married-they may not be done, or they want to use their own! You never know!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love the idea of planting a tree! I can’t remember if it’s a Greek or Turkish tradition that when you move into a new house you plant an olive seed for happiness and fertility in your new home or something to that effect. I think that’s awesome.

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2010

hey —

google Lighthouse sand ceremony…

It will take you to a website that has a sand ceremony kit that has a sealing topper that is an oil lamp.  We are combining his desire for the traditional candle unity and mine for sand ceremony.  We will use the traditional candles to represent our families, blend the sand, and then be able to light the sand container just as you would a center candle.   After the wedding, we will have the sand oil lamp for a decor item in our house.

hope this is a idea for you….

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

If you go to a craft store you can make your own sand/ candle set.

You can get these containers from Michaels http://www.michaels.com/art/online/displayProductPage?productNum=hd0421&channelid=

and decorate them how you want to… AND

You can use the beaded wax instead of sand (something similar to this http://www.candlewic.com/store/category.aspx?q=c15&title=Granulated%20Candle%20Wax%20Art%20Crystals) and then you can have both the sand and candle idea for alot cheaper. (This shop sells in bulk so its a bit expensive but you get the idea!)

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