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I've been trying to figure out what to do for the unity part of the ceremony. I like the sand ceremony, but our colors are hot pink and bright green, so I don't picture keeping that out in our home. So FI and I were talking about this the other night and we came up with a sand and shell ceremony. I'm going down to St. Lucia a few days before him, so I can collect shells. When he comes to the island, he can collect some sand. Then we can blend them together. We thought this would be a cute idea. Has anyone done this or have an opinion about?

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Kristy do you want to keep the shells? I'm asking because i can't remember where i read this but there was a shell ceremony. Guests all pick out a shell when they are being seated, or have a shell on their seat and then there is a "shell blessing" said and then after the ceremony everyone went and threw their shell in the water for the bride and groom. I am going to look it up. It was wherever I was reading about ceremony ideas. If I find it I will PM you but you might google shell ceremony, or shell blessing or something like that. I think it's a neat idea. I may even use it.

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We're going to do the shell blessing at the end as well. We're not sure if we're going to have 30 shells with a one word blessing already written on each one (trust, love, happiness, etc.) or if we should let everyone choose what they would like to write. Or maybe we'll leave them blank. Regardless, we're doing that!

 

For the other, yes, we would like to keep the shells and sand.

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you don't necessarily have to do your wedding colors (you could do something subtle like white and natural sand), nor do you even have to have two different colors of sand. especially since the whole idea is that your sand is forever inseparable, ya know?

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I had seen another idea that i decided to use. For the sand ceremony instead of the vase it makes an hour glass. Just google wedding sand hourglass. That way you can just use beach sand. Then you send it to the company and they close it up for you. You cant use shells but you also wont have to worry about a color scheme.

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Originally Posted by LAURENANDBILL View Post
is the sand thing normal procedure in mexico?
i don't know about mexico in general, but it's popular for destination weddings, as the unity candle idea doesn't generally work outdoors with the wind, and the sand lends itself to the beachy thing. the wedding coordinator at dreams cancun was familiar with it, and even sent me the wording they usually use.

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