A sand ceremony can really add a nice touch to your wedding. The idea is to blend different sands together, creating a beautiful pattern and giving you a keepsake that will last forever.
It can be a great way to get the kids involved, as they can pour sand as well. This is particularly effective in the case of blending a family together. Each person pours a different colour sand, (or sands from places of origin. i.e. black sand from the west coast, white sand from the east coast). It works best if the sands contrast well.
Here is an example of the wording attached which really explains what this ceremony signifies…
“John and Jane, today you are made a lasting commitment to share the rest of your lives with each other, and with Sam and Samantha creating a new family together. The Unity Sand Ceremony we will now perform represents the unification of two distinct families, and the four of you as individuals into a new, single, whole.
First, John and Jane, you will each separately pour a layer of sand into the vase, representing who you are as an individual.
Now, you will pour simultaneously, blending your two colours as you will blend your lives in marriage.
As the individual grains of sand can no longer be separated, may your bond also be inseparable.
But you are also making a bond with your children Sam and Samantha. As they also contribute their unique personalities and strengths to this new family, they will also individually add a layer of sand to this unity vase.
Now everyone will pour together, representing your commitment to each other as a united family going on from here.”