When it comes to traditional weddings, the ceremony that symbolizes the husband and wife being one will be the unity candle lighting ceremony, but more and more couples are opting for a newer method of symbolizing such a bond. If you talk about the candle lighting ceremony, the groom and bride will have their respective candles lit and then will both be lighting their unity pillar candle to symbolize their union as one.
On the other hand, when it comes to a wedding sand ceremony, the couple will still be reciting their unity only that they will no longer be lighting a unity pillar candle but will be making use of wedding ceremonial sand. Unity sand sets are slowly becoming popular among couples who want to get married for a lot of reasons, the first one being that they will be having their weddings outdoors and it may be windy outside letting them have a hard time sustaining the candle being lit. A wedding remembrance then takes in the form of a combination of sand after the bride and the groom will be pouring the sand in one container.
Right after your wedding is finished, you can then have this wedding ceremony sand be put in display that will serve as one of the bottled memories that you have of saying I do to the person that you cherish the most and have decided to spend the rest of your life with.
If you get a unity sand set, you should expect to have a two small vases or tubes and a large glass vase. The wedding ceremony sand will only be poured by the mothers of the groom and the bride at the start of the wedding into the two small glass tubes and will make sure to set each aside beside the large glass vase. Wedding ceremony sands come in different colors and the couple has the freedom to be choosing what color of wedding ceremony sand they want to have.
What happens during a wedding sand ceremony
The act of poring the white sand into the large vase being done by the officiant is done at the start of the ceremony to symbolize the faithfulness of both the bride and groom in their relationship. Holding in hand the glass that contains the colored sand of the groom, he makes sure to pour it slowly into the large vase containing the white sand. The groom will then give way to his bride and let the bride pour down as well the colored sand that she has into the main vase.
The bride and groom will then take turns pouring in their colored sand. If both of them will almost empty their colored sands, it is then time for them to pour both colored sands altogether to finish their unity ceremony.