| Originally Posted by sheila2011 |
Hey All! Hope you guys are having better weather than we are here!! Where the heck is summer??
Anyways, I am excited because I have now ordered my Sand Ceremony stuff and my guestbook and have booked the date for my first fitting!! I guess now I have to figure out what to have someone say during the sand ceremony and I guess what to say during the actual renewal of vows ceremony! I am worried about having to write it myself. :S (And I still have to do a bunch of other things....for my sanity I am glad I am doing a DW!)
Ahh, I was so excited to get my sand ceremony kit, but I had gotten it last min I was worried it wouldn't come in time before we left (but it did!!!)
I just found a saying on the internet, I googled it. I also found a lot of wording on here as well... I'll look to see if I still have my speech. I asked my SIL to do it (who has stage fright, she did freaking amazing!!!) it was nice to have someone up there that knows us.
(I pick a whole bunch that I like, and just put a few phrases that I liked)
As you stand beside the ocean, may your love always be as constant as the tide; waves flowing endlessly from the depths of the sea. Just as water is the eternal force of life, so is love. Love is the force that allows us to face fear and uncertainty with courage. Love is the force that completes us.
You have just sealed your marriage by the giving and receiving of rings. Although you will be sharing one life, never forget that you are two separate people. Cherish and affirm your differences. Love each other, with everything you can imagine. Keep your commitment primary, and nourish it, above all else.
Together you will laugh and cry, be sick and well, be happy and angry, share and grow. In your lives together, you will no doubt be faced with many challenges, but also many joys. Embrace all of these together, as partners, as one.
To symbolize this union, two separate colors of sand will be combined. Each one holds its own unique beauty, strength, and character. They can stand on their own and be whole, without the need of anything else. However, when these two are blended together, they create an entirely new, and extraordinarily more intricate entity.
Each grain of sand brings to the mixture a lasting beauty that forever enriches the combination.
Please pour the sand into this common container to symbolize the union of your two lives.
[XX and XX pour the sand into the centre vase]
XX and XX, just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be a molding of two individual personalities, bonded together forming one heart, one life, and one family.