Many couples are choosing to include a Unity Ceremony in their “Big Day. The Unity Candle ceremony, while classic and traditional, does not work well outdoors. Any little puff of breeze will extinguish the flame. There are several trendy alternatives, but the Sand Ceremony is the most popular.
The idea is that you have one larger empty vessel and two smaller vessels. You will fill the smaller containers with colored art sand that will complement your wedding palette.
While the officiant is reciting beautiful words about the two spirits coming together and becoming one, the couple simultaneously pours the sand into the larger receptacle.
“Watch as the grains of sand mix together, forming one structure. So too, today, have your two spirits come together to form one singular entity”
A variation is the Family Sand Ceremony. When the engaged couple is blending their children into a new family, it’s a great way to involve the youngsters in the ceremony. In addition to the couple, the kids also pour the sand into the common vessel.