Everything You Need to Know About a Wedding Sand Ceremony
Soon-to-be-married couples these days are opting for more modern methods of tying the knot such as choosing to have a wedding sand ceremony instead of the conventional unity candle lighting ceremony. What typically takes place in a unity candle lighting ceremony is that the bride and the groom will first light their respective candles, which is the smaller ones, and then will be lighting together a much bigger candle to mean that they are united as one.
The same idea takes place in a wedding sand ceremony but then rather than making use of candles and lighting them up, the bride and groom will now be making use of wedding unity sand. Unity sand sets are slowly becoming popular among couples who want to get married for a lot of reasons, the first one being that they will be having their weddings outdoors and it may be windy outside letting them have a hard time sustaining the candle being lit. During a wedding sand ceremony the groom and the bride will be pouring their respective sand for them to be a creative keepsake for their wedding.
Right after your wedding is finished, you can then have this wedding ceremony sand be put in display that will serve as one of the bottled memories that you have of saying I do to the person that you cherish the most and have decided to spend the rest of your life with.
If you get a unity sand set, you should expect to have a two small vases or tubes and a large glass vase. The wedding ceremony sand will only be poured by the mothers of the groom and the bride at the start of the wedding into the two small glass tubes and will make sure to set each aside beside the large glass vase. Wedding ceremony sands come in different colors and the couple has the freedom to be choosing what color of wedding ceremony sand they want to have.
Things that must be done during a wedding sand ceremony
In the beginning of the ceremony, white sand will be prepared by the officiant and will be poured inside the larger vase to means that the groom and bride needs faith to keep their relationship strong. Holding in hand the glass that contains the colored sand of the groom, he makes sure to pour it slowly into the large vase containing the white sand. When the groom stops pouring, the bride will then slowly pour her portion of colored sand into the large vase.
Layers of sand will then be created by both the bride and groom as they each have to pour their color sands in layers. The unity ceremony commences with the bride and the groom pouring their respective portions of colored sands all at the same time.