All You Need To Know About The Sand Ceremony And How To Ensure That Is Accurate During The Wedding.
Unity candle ceremony is a ritual that is popular in most of the wedding ceremonies. When the mother to the bride and groom are escorted in, they will light candles that fixed at the side of a table. The bride and the groom will take the side candles and light a big central candle in the midst of the ceremony as an indication of the two families becoming one.
There are some couples that are against the idea of fire during such big event of their life. For weddings held in the outdoors couple may fear lighting candles in the windy environment. Sand ceremony has come as an alternative. The symbolism is similar to that of unity candle ceremony.
In the sand ceremony when the mothers are lead in, they carry with them a bottle of sand each having a different color. The two bottle of sand indicate the brides and the grooms family. During the ceremony, the bride and the groom will pick the bottles of sand and pour the bottle of sand representing their respective families into a third container. They pour small bits of sand each at a time to ensure that the sand is perfectly mixed. This act symbolizes that just like the two colors of sand can no longer be separated so should be the marriage. The contained having the two colors of sand will be kept as a treasure by the couple in their home.
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. Moist sand glues together making it hard 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 sand will pour easily out of the container. Another thing that you need to do is to make yourself familiar with ritual before the real event. The couple should buy extra sand and practice how the ceremony should be done. This will ensure that you are familiar with the ritual and help you avoid making errors on that big day. Practicing the ritual well in advance will help the bride and the groom to concentrate on the meaning of the ceremony during the real wedding instead of worrying about making mistakes.
You should also discuss with your wedding organizer all the matters regarding the ritual to ensure that it sends the desired message perfectly.