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The unity sand ceremony
is symbolic of your shared
commitment and the
joining of your lives. More
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Depending on the number
of participants, the sand
ceremony can be performed
in a number of ways. More
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Find out how to select the
right unity vase set and
sand colors for your
wedding theme. More
What will you say during
your sand ceremony? We'll
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Our inspiration boards and
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Unity Sand

After you've selected the perfect unity vase set(s) for the style of your wedding and nature of your sand ceremony (bride and groom only, blended family ceremony, etc.), it's time to select the unity sand that will create the effect that you desire. The unity sand ceremony is a touching, romantic presentation to behold but is enhanced by the visual of the beautiful colored sand flowing into the keepsake vase.

Early sand ceremonies involved couples scooping a bit of beach sand from near their feet and pouring it into a vase or other receptacle. Today, couples have the option of using colored sands to create something that is visually stunning and uniquely theirs.

The sand colors chosen often reflect the couple's favorite colors, the wedding colors, the color scheme of their shared home (or room where vases will be displayed), complementary colors or colors that evoke a certain feeling. Ideally, the chosen colors will have enough contrast to result in a well-defined, striated pattern in the vase.

Perfect for the unity sand ceremony, Crystalline Quartz sand is extra-fine and lustrous. It's available in a bevy of colors, so finding just the right colors to carry out your vision should be a cinch.


If complementary colors are desired, consulting the color wheel is your best bet. Simply select colors that are directly opposite each other on the wheel (i.e. green and purple, or orange and blue).

If you want the sand colors to reflect your personality, we posted earlier about what your wedding color choices say about you.

You are intuitive and have the ability to find the center of things. You have a great sense of fashion and are a great advisor to your friends.

You are able to gently say the things your friends need to hear. You are too serious and you need to be more tolerant of failure - both in yourself and others.

You are very lucky with opportunities appearing like magic. You are an enchanter, attracting people to you. You are open and enthusiastic.

You know who you are and what you want. You are kind and generous to your friends. You love to have fun at parties, especially if you are in charge.

Those who favor white are willing to experience lots of new things and seek out the unexplored. You attract many different types of people and adventures.

You enjoy life and good health to the fullest. Be careful of those around you, your personal power and financial success can overwhelm them.

You are highly emotional and very loyal to your friends. You are disciplined, an overachiever and very serious. You have a keen understanding of the past and why things happen the way they do.

You have a classic style, are a romantic, easy to love and people find you appealing. Some may think of you as quiet, but you are really thinking deeply about what is going on around you.

You are so good at making decisions. You have great strength and conviction in your beliefs. People have a hard time figuring you out, but can always count on you for a crazy adventure.

Orange is related to energy, strength and power. You love to win. You are a competitor. You are an energetic motivator.

You are down to earth, comfortable with who you are, and have a great ability to find joy in life. You don't take things personally, rebound from failure and go for what you want.

You are the one that everyone should ask for advice because you stay objective and don't get petty. You need space and like opinions, especially in love relationships.

Grand adventures are part of who you are. You are assertive with powerful energy. People feel like they are your close friends, moments after they meet you. You explore the inner meaning of life.

Committed to making the world a better place, you have strong faith and a calming effect on your friends.

As an activist, you have the power to change the world. Both admired and loved as a friend, you must learn to appreciate both yourself and what you have accomplished.

You are very attractive, talkative, and have beautiful expressive eyes. One of your greatest assets is your sincere love for those around you. You are in touch with your emotions and help others get in touch with theirs.

Your choice of this color indicates that you are a spiritual and passionate person.

If you want your unity sand colors to complement your wedding colors, take a look at the beach-themed wedding inspiration boards below. Coordinating sand colors were chosen based on the dominant color scheme of each board.

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