In an age where couples are planning weddings that are unique to their beliefs and lifestyle, the sand ceremony can be personalized many different ways to fit the occasion. After the Unity Sand Ceremony, the couple has a unique keepsake to remember their wedding day.
Completing the Unity Sand Ceremony
The Groom and Bride seal their union by pouring the balance of their wedding sand simultaneously into the central vase. Take note that the use of a funnel in the final pouring sequence is optional. In fact, most couples prefer not to use it.
Throughout the steps, the Bride and Groom lovingly recite their Unity Sand Vows. Following the wedding, the two side Unity Sand Ceremony vases can be used to display fresh or dried flowers while the central vase remains a cherished keepsake of your wedding day. So, spend some time considering how you want your keepsake to be displayed before deciding on your wedding sand colors.
There are several other variations of the pouring sequence as additional participants are added to the ceremony, as in the case of ceremonies involving blended families. In addition, you are free to reverse the pouring sequence of the primary participants and have the bride pour first instead. Although this is a personal preference, the majority of couples lean toward letting the bride pour first.