What Is Wedding Sand Ceremony And How To Ensure It Turns Out Perfectly.
Most people are familiar with the unity candle ceremony held in a wedding. The couples mothers’ will light candles that have been placed at the edge of a table. During the ceremony the wedding couple will take a candle from the respective side and then light a large candle situated in the middle of the table as a symbol that the two families have merged into one.
However, some couples don’t like the idea of handling fire during their big day. For weddings held in the outdoors couple may fear lighting candles in the windy environment. Due to such reasons, the sand ceremony has been developed to serve the same purpose of the unity candle ceremony. The symbolism is similar to that of unity candle ceremony.
The process of sand ceremony is initiated by the female parents of the couple, who are escorted each holding a bottle of sand with different color. The two bottles of sand represent the two families. Later on during the ceremony, the couple will take the bottle of sand indicating their family and put it in a large third container. The bride and the groom will take turns adding small amounts of sand into the third container so that it blends well. This act symbolizes that just like the two colors of sand can no longer be separated so should be the marriage. The couple will take the container with the blended sand to their home and keep it is safely.
Although one won’t have to deal with fire in this kind of ritual, you need to be careful to ensure that the sand remains dry. Dump soil sticks clump becoming almost impossible to come out of the container. If you intend to have your wedding in a wet place ensure that the sand is kept in a container that does not allow air in. This will ensure that the soil is moisture free and thus it can be poured out of the container without hardships. It is also essential that you practice the ceremony well in advance. The couple should buy extra sand and practice how the ceremony should be done. This will help to perfect all the details of the ceremony and avoid messing up during the actual wedding. By knowing how to conduct the ceremony before the actual event the couple will be able to focus on the purpose of the ritual as they know what ought to be done.
You should also discuss with your wedding organizer all the matters regarding the ritual to ensure that it sends the desired message perfectly.