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HELP!!! Sand Ceremony reading??

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#11 Virg

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    Posted 05 May 2009 - 11:46 PM

    wow , such great ideas. now I have to go back and tweak mine...lol
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    #12 destination

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      Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:06 PM

      Okay these are probably two dumb questions, but I must ask:
      1. do the sand ceremony kits come with a cork or something to close the top? I have looked at a few and none say that they include this.
      Where did some of you get yours?
      2. how do you transport it home without all the sand mixing together? Or is that the idea? I like the layered sand look, but not so sure ti will look good after transport.

      Ok so that was 4 questions, but i've been wondering for some time now. These are the deciding factor for me, although I had kind of let the idea die til I found this thread.

      #13 lauraandmatt

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        Posted 09 May 2009 - 03:05 PM

        I bought my sand ceremony vases at home goods. The vase is actually a decanter with a glass top. I got a cork from hobby lobby and used the cork while we travelled. The sand did shift slightly while on the plane. It still looks great.

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          Posted 15 May 2009 - 06:02 PM

          Originally Posted by Detroitbride
          Hi all, Just a quick question for those who are have done a sand ceremony. May sound like a silly question, but after the legal part of the ceremony by the judge, do you just go right in to the sand ceremony. Or does it take place before? Just trying to figure out how to incorpoate it into the ceremony. Thank you!
          for the legal ceremony at dreams cancun, i was told we could add the sand ceremony but would have to have a guest read it for us because the judge would not. also our WC said it would go after the rings, vows, and signing ... but before the pronouncement of marriage. not sure if this will be the same at your resort with your judge.

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            Posted 15 May 2009 - 06:06 PM

            here's our finalized sand ceremony wording (FI's godmother has agreed to read for us):

            Before the two of you met, your lives were on separate roads ... each going in different directions and seemingly leading to different destinations. But somewhere along the way (through some twist of fate) you did meet, and you fell in love. Today, you find yourselves standing here together at the threshold of a new path, and have promised to forever 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 until today were apart from each other. I now ask that you blend these individual containers of sand together.

            As the sand has blended together, your lives too are joined. Your once solitary journeys have become one of companionship, as you now set forth on a single path together into your future. Your friends and family are as one as well. You will now share those who are a part of your lives as you walk hand-in-hand along the path of your marriage. Enjoy the journey always. May you remain as inseparable as these grains of sand throughout your days.

            #16 lrfriendly

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              Posted 16 May 2009 - 11:55 PM

              Sounds wonderful!!! I love it!!!
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              #17 Angela139

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                Posted 17 May 2009 - 11:30 AM

                Cattie I love that - thank you!! :)

                #18 fmsmith423

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                  Posted 18 May 2009 - 07:02 AM

                  Kathy....I love it! I might have to borrow it from you.

                  #19 lrfriendly

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                    Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:18 AM

                    I love it!!!!!
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                    #20 seaprincess

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                      Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:26 AM

                      Originally Posted by Cattie
                      This is what we're using. I "borrowed" it from another bride here, who I'm so sorry can't remember. I loved the fact it didn't have the wording that seemed like you where loosing yourself as a person. I have no idea where she found it, or if she wrote it, but even the FI loved it, and he's a hard one to please!!

                      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.
                      You have just sealed your relationship by giving and receiving of rings. But although you will be sharing one life, never forget that you are two separate people. Cherish and affirm your differences. Love each other. Keep your commitment primary. Together you will laugh and cry, be sick and well, be happy and angry, share and grow. Grow sometimes together, sometimes separately.
                      To symbolize this union and the importance of the individuals within the marriage, 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 need of anything else. However when these two are blended together they create and 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.

                      Kathleen and Pawel, just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual container, so will your marriage be a molding of two individual personalities, bonded together forming one heart, one life, and one family.

                      Aw Kathleen I'm the bride you borrowed it from! I'm glad other brides were able to use it after me. I actually put the wording together by blending several aspects of different sand ceremony wordings together. My brother did our reading and we kept laughing when he was practicing b/c the "extraordinarily more intricate entity" was impossible for him to say, and then on the day he said it perfectly!

                      Anyways, it makes me happy to hear other brides have been able to use it!

                      BTW- you siggy pic is gorgeous!
                      Lindsay and Jamie - January 28, 2009

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