A Guide to Wedding Unity 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. Light provided by a lit candle has been used to signify the start of a new life of marriage and unity in the traditional marriages which used light as the unifying factor. The lighting of the candle is the same as the reciting of the unity sand. Sand usage differentiates the unity sand marriage from the traditional lit candle ceremony. 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. Candles may not be reliable where outside events are conducted. 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 captures the memorable days of the couples’ life. There is a large glass vase which contains two small style tubes. The two small vases are filled by the bride’s and groom’s mothers at the beginning of the wedding ceremony. The mothers also put the large glass vase in place. Commonly, one the colored sands has a white color while the other two portray the color of the wedding d?cor. The mandate to fill the main glass vase with the white sand rests with the officiant of the ceremony. This occurs at the beginning of the wedding ceremony and symbolizes the importance of the grooms and brides faith in their relationship.
The groom is then required to start pouring a small portion of the colored sand inside the large glass vase. The bride will pour the colored sand to the main glass vase after the groom. The couples will pour this colored san at several intervals leading to the creation of sand layers. They will poured concurrently when they get closer to balance the layers. The remaining sand will symbolize the completion of the wedding ceremony. The colored sand blends to signify the union of 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.