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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Unity Sand Ceremony Vows

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The Unity Sand Ceremony is symbolic of the joining of two lives. The Sand Ceremony is a modern alternative to the unity candle ceremony and is perfect for an outdoor setting.

Using different colored sands, the bride and groom take turns filling a central unity vase as they recite vows appropriate for the ceremony. The sand colors typically coordinate with the wedding colors but can also be the couple's favorite colors. At the end of the ceremony, the sand-filled unity vase can be placed in a curio cabinet, on a shelf, table or mantel as a reminder of your wedding day and the life you now share.

What will you say during the unity sand ceremony? What unity sand ceremony vows should you use? Here are a couple of suggestions for vows:

Your officiant or a friend could say the following:

Today our bride and groom wish to participate in the sand ceremony. Similar to the unity candle, it indicates the joining of their lives, their hearts and their souls. (Name) and (name), just as these grains of sand can never be separated, our prayer for you today is that your lives together would be longer than the time it would take to separate the individual grains of sand. (You can simply play soft music as you and your new husband slowly pour sand into the middle vase)

Here's another version you may want to have the officiant read:

_______ and _______, you have just sealed your relationship by the giving and receiving of rings and the exchange of a kiss, and this covenant is a relationship pledge between two people who agree that they will commit themselves to one another throughout their lives. The most beautiful example of this partnership is the marriage relationship. You have committed here today to share the rest of your lives with each other. Today, this relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these two individual containers of sand one, representing you, _______ and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be, and the other representing you, _______, and all that you were and all that you are, and all that you will ever be. 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.

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