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The origins of the ceremony are
unclear, but it is thought that it was started either by Hawaiians or Native
Americans, and that it symbolises the inseparable nature of marriage.
Originally, the bride and groom would each have simply picked up a handful of
sand and thrown it into the wind. The grains of sand would have become combined,
and would have been impossible to separate, symbolising the couple coming
together in marriage
small table is placed at the ceremony location with a clear glass vase in the
centre .You may engrave your initials or names and the wedding date as a
momentum on the vase/container.
Two smaller vases containing
different coloured sands are placed either side of the central vase, one for the
bride and one for the groom. These sands can be in the wedding colours.
During the wedding sand ceremony, the couple take turns to pour sand from
their individual vases into the central vase, creating a layered effect.
they pour the remainder of the sand into the vase at the same time so that the
two colours combine and canít be separated, symbolising their unity in
marriage. A poem or reading can be recited at the same time as the sand is
childrenís variation of the sand ceremony is perfect if the couple
have children together already, or have children from a previous relationship.
Each child has a small vase with coloured or white sand, and they pour this into
the central vase just before the couple finish pouring in their sand. This
provides a layer where the coupleís and childrenís sands are mixed. The
children can then pour the rest of their sand on top of the coupleís sand.
Wedding sand ceremonies are ideal for outdoor or
informal weddings, and work especially well for beach weddings where some of the
sand can come directly from the venue giving it even more significance. If you
arenít getting married at the beach, wedding sand ceremony kits can be ordered
with just about any colour sand. The central vase can be sealed with wax once
the ceremony is over, and makes a wonderful keepsake of your wedding day.
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