Wedding Ceremonies Using Sand.
Wedding unity sand ceremony is a form of marriage ceremony which is used to create unity among new couples by use of sand. This form of wedding is currently famous as compared to the traditional unity candle lighting ceremony. Tapered and lighted candles are used in the traditional marriages to symbolize the start of unity between the new couples. Unity sand involves the reciting of their unity which is the same as the lighting of the candle. The two forms of marriage differ in the in the use of the lit candle and the colored sand. Sand is very famous in the marriages as it is readily available and does not face the problems which may be encountered by lit candles. The candles may go off especially if the occasion is being conducted outside an enclosed area making the ceremony faulty. If the ceremony is conducted in an open area, the candle may be put out by wind. The couples just pour the sand to symbolize their unity and act as their memory for the keepsake event.
The beautifully decorated unity set becomes the center of memories once the wedding ceremony is over. It marks this memorable wedding day for the engaging couples as it acts as the symbol of love and unity. Two style tubes are found on the large main glass vase during the ceremonial day. At the start of the ceremony, the two style glass vases are filled by the bride’s and groom’s mothers. The same people sets down the main glass vase. Typically, two of the colored sands represent the d?cor of the wedding while the other one is always white. The mandate to fill the main glass vase with the white sand rests with the officiant of the ceremony. The pouring of the white colored sand occurs at the beginning of the ceremony indicating the start of a covenant.
The groom starts the process of pouring the colored sand into the main glass. The bride will pour the colored sand to the main glass vase after the groom. The two will pour the sand small by small. The layers are balanced when they pour simultaneously as they get closer. The pouring of the remaining colored sand into the large main glass vase simultaneously will symbolize the completion of their unity ceremony. The blending of the two colored sands symbolizes the joining of the bride and the groom unity which should be preserved as it is a covenant between the two. The stopper of the large glass vase is used to cover it after the ceremony is complete. The officiant blesses the ceremony by use of a customized verse.
Sandy beaches are the best places to hold these unity sand ceremonies. Sand acts as a symbol of unity during marriages.