The Unity Sand Ceremony
The Unity Sand Ceremony, a celebration that is usually two to three minutes in length, is a meaningful symbolic joining of two lives. In this timeless ritual of marriage, the couple ceremoniously pours various colors of sand from separate containers into one special container, the unity vase, symbolizing their coming together as one. It provides a way for couples during their wedding ceremony to brilliantly show the joining of the flow of their two lives into a single stream with their individually colored sands joining as one in the Unity Vase.
The Meaning of the Unity Sand Ceremony
The flowing sand and blending of the colors in the Unity Sand Ceremony symbolize the bringing together of two lives into one. The two sands symbolize everything that the bride and groom have been or will become in the future.
The blending of the sand represents the union not only of them but their friends and families as well. The separate sands once poured into the unity vase can never be put back into their separate vases. They are forever entwined just as the lives and loves of the bride and groom. Some couples prefer to leave a small amount of sand in their respective container to show that even though they now function as one, they remain individuals.
The Essential Ingredients to Make Yours Truly One-of-a-Kind
The beauty of the ceremony is its simplicity. For example, for your Unity Sand Ceremony to be a success, you need only need two ingredients: a Unity Sand Ceremony Vase Set and Unity Sand for each of the participants. You’ll want to make sure you find a Unity Sand Ceremony vase that expresses not only the beauty of your union, but also your individuality as a new family. Fortunately, you’ll find that many of the vases that are available not only make for a beautiful wedding ornament or decoration, but they’re also a lovely keepsake you’ll treasure throughout all your years together.
Perfect for Joining Blended Families in a Ritual of Love
If either the bride or the groom (or both) have children, their marriage is more than just the union of two hearts: It represents the creation of a new family.
The Unity Sand Ceremony is a tremendous way to allow your children to be involved in a meaningful way in your wedding. With the Unity Sand Ceremony, you will be paying tribute to the role your children play in your lives. In addition, you’ll be celebrating the past, present, and future through this creative mixing of sand in glass – a true representation of your new family integrated under a single bond of love.