Wedding Sand Ceremony
The origin of the wedding sand ceremony isn’t clear. Some claim it began in Hawaii and others claim it is a Native American ritual. It may have been practiced by both. No matter the origin, it is now a fast spreading trend in the United States. It’s very popular at beach weddings and other outdoor weddings.
Couples sometimes use the wedding sand ceremony as an alternative to the unity candle ceremony which has always been popular. The sand ceremony is an elegant ceremony and visually depicts the uniting of two lives together. As the sands are forever interwoven and unable to be separated, so are the lives of the two becoming one. It also creates a lasting keepsake of that special day.
The bride and groom take turns filling a unity vase with their different colored wedding sands as they recite their unity vows. The sand colors can be your favorite colors or coordinated with your wedding colors or your home décor. After the ceremony the vase can be displayed in your new home on a shelf or a mantle, beautifully representing your life together.
The Family Unity Ceremony is a modified version of the sand ceremony. It can include children and other members of your new blended family and creates a cherished unity vase filled with many sand colors. If children or family members are included in the ceremony, you may want to have them choose a favorite color that is a significant to them. Family members can also recite special vows as part of the ceremony. The family unity ceremony is perfect to symbolize the loving union of children with their new Mom and Dad.
Deciding which vows to recite as you and your beloved pour beautiful colored sand into your unity vase is now easier than you may have imagined. You can find vows for beach weddings and blended family weddings, for multi-ethnic or multi-racial couples as well as vows for various faiths. Any of them can be modified for any unity ceremony.
Everything you need to know about the wedding sand ceremony plus many other wedding unity ceremonies is included in the ebook, “The Complete Guide to Wedding Unity Ceremonies”. Many touching and inspiring vows are included in the new book, “The Complete Guide to Wedding Unity Ceremonies.” With the help of this book you can create the wedding of your dreams!
Select from these Beautiful Unity Vase Sets
Choosing the right unity sand set and the right colors of sands is an important part of creating your perfect wedding. There are premade unity sand sets with everything from heart-shaped vases to the popular family nesting vases and more.
You’ll also find a great selection of high quality crystalline quartz sands in colors ranging from Bermuda Blue, Lavender, Dark Pink, Moss Green and several others. The vase sets can be engraved with your names and date or a special message to honor your wedding day.
TIP: Pour melted wax on top of the sand to prevent spilling!