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. The wedding unity sand ceremony is more popular than the traditional ceremony which used tapered candles and light. 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. The two forms of marriage differ in the in the use of the lit candle and the colored sand. 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. During the marriage ceremony, the lit candle can be blown off by wind hence disrupting the proceedings of the occasion. Wind can disrupt the lit candle especially if the marriage ceremony is held in an open place. 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 same people sets down the main glass vase. Typically, two of the colored sands represent the d?cor of the wedding while the other one is always white. The officiant usually pour the white sand into the main vase which is large. The pouring of the white colored sand occurs at the beginning of the ceremony indicating the start of a covenant.
The male couple starts to pour the colored sand into the main vessel. 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 pouring of the remaining colored sand into the large main glass vase simultaneously will symbolize the completion of their unity ceremony. When the colors blend, an image of the unity is portrayed. 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.
These events can be held at the beaches where there is plenty of sand so that the participants can have the opportunity to throw sand to grace the occasion. Sand acts as a symbol of unity during marriages.