The Beauty of Wedding Sand Traditions.
We come together in a wedding to witness two people becoming one through the exchange of vows to one another. In a wedding there will be different traditional practices that play the symbolism of a couple becoming one before the witnesses and before the higher deity. Lighting of unity candles has been used in the symbolism of merging a couple. The families of those that are getting wed light the candles. Both the bride and the groom will take a lit candle from their families. The bride and groom will use the candles to light one larger candle that signifies the joining of the families into one big family.
Wedding sand ceremonies on the other hand uses of some glassware or vials. The glass or vial from each of the side will be filled up with sand that symbolizes the uniting of the couple. The person officiating the ceremony will explain to the couple and all those present through the symbolism and meaning of a unity ceremony. The sand in each of the vials might be of a different color to symbolize the different sides of the bride and the groom.
The couple comes together and pours each of their sand into a larger vial . In pouring of the sand the couple has to do it together so that the different colors will mix together as they flow in the vase. The flowing sand that has mixed will represent the intertwined connection of the couple that has just taken place. Sand has different qualities that make it fit to be used in making symbolism. Grains of sand have no measure and they tend to be timeless just as the couples love . The sand will become hard to distinguish ones it has been poured into the bigger vial which is to mean that the couple is going to last forever and endure all. Each of the partners has blended to the other when they poor the sand in the common vial.
Just as grains of sand mix completely the couple should mix ideas, personalities and everything else. The larger vial which will be kept can be engraved with the couples names or the date of the wedding , it depends on what the couple wants. The engraving of the vial is better done earlier for the blended unity ceremony as. The internet is the best bet to find all you need for a wedding sand ceremony, from sand to vials and engraving services. Collecting the sand yourselves could also help the couple be more invested in the process of unity.