Requirements of a Unity Sand Ceremony
Unity sand ceremony is very common in wedding ceremonies as a sign of unity among the bride and groom or within the bride’s family and the grooms family as well as a gesture of togetherness of the families. A sand unity ceremony is preferable for an outdoor wedding since it is convenient to the natural environment unlike candle lighting where it blows off soon after lighting due to the wind, also unity sand is convenient in preserving memories since it can be displayed at home. For outdoor weddings it is preferred to use unity sand ceremony rather than lighting a candle since the wind may happen to be too strong which is not a concern for the sand.
The process of unity sand takes the following process. The master of ceremony or officiate says a few words about the ceremony and the essence of the ceremony then he or she hands the bride and groom a glass of different colored sand, the firsts person who is likely to be the groom pours a little sand at the bottom of an empty jar. If the unity sand ceremony involves other parties such as the parents of the bride and groom they take a turn each one of them with a different color of sand. After each one of them has poured a layer of sand they pour the sand together into the jar to form a mixed layer of colors that represents the unity of the family. If there are other people involved a couple can preserve their sand so as to pour in as the last once.
To ensure you have a proper unity sand ceremony there are a number of things you will need to have. The different color of sand is determined by the number of people who will take part in the unity sand. The amount of sand you require will be dictated by the size of vase you’re trying to fill. Each person involved in the unity sand ceremony should have about a pound of sand. All the individuals of the unity sand should have a sand tube whose top should be narrow to make it easy to pour in cleanly and also make it easy to pour when making the unity colors. Specious and wide enough vase top is required to ensure that unity sand is poured in easily. A table is required for the ceremony and also some cotton balls to fill the empty space that may be left out after pouring in the unity sand and also to ensure that transporting the jar is easy, lastly a tape should be necessary to seal the top of the vase.