All You Need To Know About The Sand Ceremony And How To Ensure That Is Accurate During The Wedding.
Most people are familiar with the unity candle ceremony held in a wedding. The mothers of both the bride and the groom light the side tapered candles representing their families when they are lead in. During the ceremony the wedding couple will take a candle from the respective side and then light a large candle situated in the middle of the table as a symbol that the two families have merged into one.
There are some couples that are against the idea of fire during such big event of their life. Else it a wedding held in the outdoor space and you won’t want to use a blow torch for you to light your candles In the wind. Sand ceremony has come as an alternative. The symbolism is similar to that of unity candle ceremony.
During the sand ceremony, when the mothers come in,they come holding a bottle of sand with a unique color. The two bottle of sand indicate the brides and the grooms family. When the wedding is in progress the bride and the groom will take the bottle of sand symbolizing their family and then pour it in another container. The bride and the groom will take turns adding small amounts of sand into the third container so that it blends well. The ritual is meant to show that the marriage union should be inseparable. The couple will take the container with the blended sand to their home and keep it is safely.
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. When sand gets wet, it sticks together, and one will have difficulty removing the sand from the bottle. If the wedding will be held in a place that has moist air ensure that you store the sand in the sealed container. This will ensure that the soil is moisture free and thus it can be poured out of the container without hardships. It is also essential that you practice the ceremony well in advance. The couple should buy extra sand and practice how the ceremony should be done. Rehearsing helps you become confident and minimizes chances of doing a mistake during the actual ritual. By knowing how to conduct the ceremony before the actual event the couple will be able to focus on the purpose of the ritual as they know what ought to be done.
You should also discuss with your wedding organizer all the matters regarding the ritual to ensure that it sends the desired message perfectly.