For an upcoming wedding, a bride and groom are ordering a sand ceremony set from us instead of using a traditional unity candle set. So what should people know?
- Do either a sand ceremony or a unity candle, but not both.
- A sand ceremony uses a larger vase or container to pour into and hold the sand. The bride & groom each have a small vase with colored sand (each a different color) that they use to pour into the main container. Children can also participate by having their own sand and adding it into the mix.
- Unity candles use two, smaller taper candles which are lit first (one taper for each person). Then, the bride and groom jointly light a larger, center candle that usually is personalized or has a saying imprinted on it.
- Both of these 'ceremonies' signify the blending of, or the joining of two people into one.
- Both of them also make great keepsakes for years to come.
- Unity candles can be difficult to use during outdoor ceremonies... wind... !!
- Sand ceremonies can be difficult to transport afterward, so make sure your container has a lid of some kind or is very secure in a vehicle!
- Some wedding venues do not allow open flame.
- Don't collect and use wet sand from a beach for your sand ceremony. It is not clean and you may end up with mold!
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