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. A wedding remembrance then takes in the form of a combination of sand after the bride and the groom will be pouring the sand in one container.
Now, you have a wedding unity sand that will serve as souvenir to the day that you and your partner have tied the knot and became one.
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. When it comes to wedding ceremony sands, couples have the liberty to be choosing what colors they want to have; oftentimes, they choose the color of their motif or their favorite colors and sometimes, they also make sure to choose white.
What happens during a wedding sand ceremony
The act of poring the white sand into the large vase being done by the officiant is done at the start of the ceremony to symbolize the faithfulness of both the bride and groom in their relationship. Now, the groom will have to pour his color wedding ceremony sand into the large vase using his small vase. The groom will then give way to his bride and let the bride pour down as well the colored sand that she has into the main 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 will then come to an end when the bride and the groom will be pouring their almost finished colored sand altogether.