The Unity Sand Ceremony is known all over the world for its beauty and sanctity. Couples add this ceremony to their weddings as an alternative to the unity candle ceremony because it so elegantly captures the meaning of their two lives becoming one. And it creates a lasting keepsake of that special day.
It is especially meaningful at a tropical destination wedding due to the fact that most couples will have their ceremony on the beach. And what a beautiful momento to have that will remind you of your wedding day.
The Unity Sand Ceremony is 3 vases (vases came be personalized with your initials and wedding date) and 2 different colored sand choices. The bride and groom each take a vase with their chosen colored sand, they each take turns filling a Unity Vase as the officiant recites the words I have written below. The sand colors can be coordinated with your wedding décor, chosen based on colors you love personally or for any other special reason that is meaningful to you. At the end of the ceremony, the vase is taken home and sits atop a shelf, a table or a mantle, beautifully symbolizing the start of your new life together. This site offers the above personalized vases and many other choices...American Bride
Groom and Bride, today you join your separate lives together. The two separate bottles of sand symbolize your separate lives, separate families and separate sets of friends. They represent all that you are and all that you’ll ever be as an individual. They also represent your lives before today. As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be.