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I've seen several couples have done the sand ceremony at ROR. I was wondering a few things.

 

-Was there an extra charge to set-up and perform the sand ceremony?

-Did you bring the vows with you and if so, did you have to put in instructions like "bride pours sand now" etc? or did the officiant kind of direct the pouring?

-Did anyone use beach sand? Did you have any problems getting it through customs?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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I've seen several couples have done the sand ceremony at ROR. I was wondering a few things.

-Was there an extra charge to set-up and perform the sand ceremony? no extra charge-Chandlyn takes care of the set-up
-Did you bring the vows with you and if so, did you have to put in instructions like "bride pours sand now" etc? or did the officiant kind of direct the pouring? We brought our own vows (attached), but it just seemed obvious when to pour. I just talked through it with my husband so he knew when to start pouring as well.-Did anyone use beach sand? Did you have any problems getting it through customs? We used beach sand as we liked the look of it better than colors. We also loved the idea of having sand from the same beach that we were married on. No problems through customs at all, although, they didn't ask and we didn't specificy.
Thanks in advance!



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Let me know if you have more questions. Good luck!

 

 

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We also did the sand ceremony. We gave the words to Chandlyn and the sand and vases. She set it up. The judge stumbled a bit by repeating a section but it was fine. We were asked at customs what it was. We just said it was from our wedding and it was fine.

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I suppose I could answer my own questions now if anyone is still interested.

 

-No extra charge for the sand ceremony

-We brought vows with us. The minister read our vows and then added in his own "I now invite you to pour the sand..." and finished it off with the bit about being unable to separate the sand grains.

-We used pink sand and beach sand. Make sure that you insist that the beach sand used is DRY!!! The co-ordinator (or her assistant) filled it up with damp sand and we had pouring problems. No problems with customs.

 

Also, I wanted to add how we got the sand home because I stressed over this for so long! We bought a cheap wax melter, you know the kind with the tealight underneath and the wax wafers on top. Well, we let the sand settle for a few days and then poured the melted wax on top. The sand did settle a little bit more after the wax but for the most part the sand is still in its original pouring pattern when we got it home.

 

Hope that helps someone else!

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