First off, Tink, I'll be there during your vow renewals! How fun! I'll have to lurk and see if I can catch a peek!
Sand ceremony, definitely bring your own wording.
For us, we had the Rascall Flatts song Bless the Broken Road as our sand ceremony song... so this was our wording. We had my aunt read it.
There is a song that speaks of â€œa long and winding roadâ€ and before you met, your lives were on such a road... each going in different directions and seemingly leading to different destinations. But somewhere along the way you took a fork in the road to a destination called â€œloveâ€ and today you find yourselves standing together at the entrance of a new path that will join your once separate journeys into one.
Before each of you there is a container of sand. Each container represents the separate journeys you once were on. They also represent your own sets of friends and families that once were apart. I will ask that in a moment you both blend your individual container of sand together... representing the coming together of your friends and family, through your marriage, into one. And as the sand is blended into one container, your once solitary journeys will now be one of companionship, as you walk a single path together into your future.
As the sand has blended together, your lives are now joined. Your friends and family are as one as well, for now you will share those who are in your lives and will walk hand-in-hand along the path of your marriage - united and strong as husband and wife.