All You Need To Know About The Sand Ceremony And How To Ensure That Is Accurate During The Wedding.
Almost everyone knows or have heard about unity candle ceremony which is usually conducted in a marriage union. The mothers of both the bride and the groom light the side tapered candles representing their families when they are lead in. During the ceremony the wedding couple will take a candle from the respective side and then light a large candle situated in the middle of the table as a symbol that the two families have merged into one.
However, there are cases where a couple would not like to deal with a fire in their wedding. For weddings held in the outdoors couple may fear lighting candles in the windy environment. For this reason, the sand ceremony has become a substitute. The message from a sand ceremony is no different from that sent by the unity candle.
During the sand ceremony, when the mothers come in,they come holding a bottle of sand with a unique color. The two bottles of sand represent the two families. When the wedding is in progress the bride and the groom will take the bottle of sand symbolizing their family and then pour it in another container. They pour small bits of sand each at a time to ensure that the sand is perfectly mixed. The message from this action is that the union of the bride and groom is permanent just like the two colors of sand cannot be separated again. The bottle of sand is an important reminder that the couple should keep somewhere special in their home.
While there is no fear of handling fire in this ceremony, there Is one precaution to keep in mind, make sure that the sand does not get damp before the ceremony. Moist sand glues together making it hard to come out of the container. If the wedding will be held in a place that has moist air ensure that you store the sand in the sealed container. This ensures that soil remains dry and can come out of the bottle with ease. It is also essential that you practice the ceremony well in advance. The couple should buy extra sand and practice how the ceremony should be done. This will help to perfect all the details of the ceremony and avoid messing up during the actual wedding. By knowing how to conduct the ceremony before the actual event the couple will be able to focus on the purpose of the ritual as they know what ought to be done.
To ensure that all the details of your wedding sand ceremony perfectly blends into the whole wedding tradition, you should talk to your wedding planner about all the details of the ceremony.