Despite the wedding sand ceremony, sometimes referred to as a unity sand ceremony having existed for a long time, recently it has increased in popularity, especially because couples are now moving away from some traditional ceremonies like the unity candle ceremony.
It is not known clearly who first practiced the wedding sand tradition, but most people believe that either the Hawaiians or the Native Americans were the first to practice it, and that it is a symbol of how inseparable marriage is. At first, the bride together with her groom would just pick sand and then toss it into the wind. The small grains of sand would become combined and it would be impossible to separate them, and this symbolized the marriage of the couple.
The present sand ceremony wedding is mostly part of the wedding ceremony, and it takes place usually after the two get married. This is supposed to be their initial task that they jointly do together after marriage.
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How a Sand Wedding Ceremony Works
Here are four main steps of a basic wedding sand ceremony.
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1. A table is brought at the sand wedding location and a clear glass vase in the center. It is often engraved or accessorized with the bride and the grooms names or initials and the date of the wedding.
2. Two other small vases containing differently colored sands are placed on next to the main glass vase; one is for the bride and the other for the gloom. You can have the wedding sands colors in your wedding color.
3. In the sand wedding ceremony, the groom and bride take turns in pouring the sand from their smaller vases into the big vase, and create different layers.
4. The last step involves pouring of the sand into the big glass vase at the same time to combine the two colors so that they can’t be separated, and this signifies their unity through marriage. A reading or a poem can be recited as the couples pour the sand.
There are usually three different sand wedding ceremonies.
1. Religious dissimilarities
2. Parents Variations.
3. Children variations
Sand ceremony weddings are often ideal for outdoor or informal weddings, especially beach weddings since the sand can be collected from the venue, and this will give the wedding more impact. In case you won’t get married at the beach, the sand wedding ceremony kits can be pre-ordered with any color sand. Consider having the big glass vase sealed with a special wax to preserve it after the unity sand wedding ceremony; this will make a wonderful relic to remember your wedding day.