Post # 17
I had to end up purchasing whatever colors hobby lobby had. They were having a half off sale that day and the store was closing soon by the time I found out about it. I grabbed like a off shade of red and another color. I can’t remember the 2nd color and the sand is at my mom’s house. My wedding is a fall theme but red isn’t really in there except the flower petals are a reddish brown so I guess it will be okay :S
Post # 18
Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Dollar Tree all have sand as well. You can also order it online from various retailers. I have about 40 colors stashed in my “wedding” closet for couples so that way I’m well prepared. We’ve done the Unity in frames, mason jars, vases, art deco sculpture vases, a pirates chest with fake coins etc. It all depends on what is in your home, what your color preferences are and how you want to do it. If my couples have kids, I always incorporate the children into the ceremony because it’s fun and a great way to include them in the official blending.
Have fun with it!
Post # 19
We were lucky and used sand from a beach. When I first started dating my husband I went to a destination wedding. I wanted to bring a little something back for him so I bought a hand carved wood container with a lid and sand. I joked and called it is own “beach”. I so happened to do the same thing for myself. My husband then added to our beaches when we were dating by bringing back lava rocks.
When it came to our wedding we purchased cool hand blown vases that would match our home decor to use for our sand ceremony. We each used sand from our seperate “beaches” and it now sits as a centerpeice with our white glasses having a candle in them.
From the wedding:
I think you can use any sand…maybe go on a trip together and gather the elements so it has meaning. I don’t think you need to get colored sand to have it look good.