| Originally Posted by kristi |
Can anyone tell me about the sand ceremony?? Did anyone do this and if so did you bring your own stuff? How many differrent colors of sand are you suppose to have and when is it done?? Thanks a bunch!
this is what claudia sent me for the sand ceremony, which she said was no problem to incorporate, even with a civil ceremony (i was afraid i wouldn't be able to add anything). i would think most use two colors of sand. and i guess it can be done sort of like a unity candle, where your mothers or parents first fill (or bring up) the two separate containers, and then the two of you fill the larger, center container.
_________________ & _______________, you have just sealed your relationship by the giving and receiving of rings, and this covenant is a relationship pledge between two people who agree that they will commit themselves to one another throughout their lives. The most beautiful example of this partnership is the marriage relationship. You have committed here today to share the rest of your lives with each other. Today, this relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these two individual containers of sand one, representing you, ______________ and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be, and the other representing you, _________________ and all that you were and all that you are, and all that you will ever be. As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be.