The Reason for Having the Wedding Sand Ceremony
For so many years, the unity candle has been known as the symbol of joining two into one. Well, you can definitely see change in this type of tradition because there are more couples which combined the families. Often, those step-parents are also present in the ceremony. Or instead deciding who would light the candles representing the family of the bride and the family of the groom, why not have your own method of joining all of the people together?
More and more couples are now opting for the wedding sand ceremony on their celebration instead of using the unity candle. There may have been those who have heard this type of ceremony and this is also getting very popular in beach weddings. The table is set close the front of such ceremony site and this may be decorated with your preferred wedding theme. At the table’s center, there is one vase being placed. This is just the traditional part of the ceremony since this vase will hold those individual gifts or the contribution from the special person that will take part in such ceremony.
Often the couple would choose two colors of sand and one is for the bride’s family and the other would be for the groom’s family. As every parent would walk down the aisle, one walks to the sand table and pour in a little amount of their color sand. You will then see alternating colors that symbolize the joining of families. A smaller container can be carried by the parent or the bride and groom may choose to set the containers around the unity vase on the table. In this, the parent may just walk going to the table and have the container that may be labeled using the place card holders and pour that sand into the unity vase. Also, you will be able to see more couples including their grandparents into the ceremony, whether they are present or not anymore with you. When the couple would like to have each generation represented, then they could also add small container of sand representing the grandparents as well.
Looking On The Bright Side of Weddings
When the parents are seated, the celebration of the marriage would happen. Near the ceremony’s end, the couple will walk to the table and place in the remaining two containers of sand and seal that unity vase. The couple can even ask to have such vase blessed if they would have that religious wedding ceremony.
Finding Parallels Between Weddings and Life
This unity candle may represent those two families joining as one, that is also similar with the use of the wedding sand or such unity vase. This may be a great gift which the bride and groom may keep after the wedding.