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Matt & I will incorporate the "blending of the sands" into our wedding. There are a couple websites out there to buy kits from but they are expensive and don't look all that great. I bought a really cute small vase and will use that and then order the sand or Michael's carries colored sand.

"Blending of the Sands" is what I will use instead of unity candle (since we are not getting married in a church as my dad would have liked). So therefore we are including our parents in the blending. We will have 6 different colors of sand and since Matt's parents are divorced....we will have the mom's go up with their sand, then the dad's, then us. We thought this would be a great way to blend our families. His mom is so excited to be included in the ceremony!!!


We will use something similar to this......


Blending the Sands Ceremony #3 - Bride, Groom and Parents
Minister: _________ and _________, today you are making a life-long commitment to share the rest of your lives with each other. Your relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these 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 you each hold your sand the separate containers of sand represent your lives to this moment; individual and unique. As you now combine your sand together, your lives also join together as one family.
At this time, I would invite the parents of _________ and _________ to come forward. These four vials of sand represent the bride and groom and each family.
You may now blend the sand together symbolizing the uniting of the two families into one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage and your families be.


Visit this website for more wording for sand ceremony....
Blending of the Sands Ceremony
I like this idea and would like to use it to involve Scott's two children - Tyler will be 11 and Amanda will be 7. Has anyone seen verbage on how the ceremony would go if you include kids? I am thinking of using a family picture of the 4 of us in that frame - unless something else strikes me.

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Here is wording with incorporating the children.....

 

Blending the Sands Ceremony #2 - Bride, Groom and Children

Minister: _________ and _________, today you are making a life-long commitment to share the rest of your lives with each other and honor your children as well. Your family relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these individual containers of sand; one, representing you, _________ and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be, one representing you, _________, and all that you were and all that you are, and all that you will ever be and another container for each child.

There are children who will share in this marriage. The gathering of this new family will have a deep influence upon them. We realize that in order for the home to be a happy one, it is essential that there be love and understanding between the children and the adults being married. As you each hold your sand the separate containers of sand represent your lives to this moment; individual and unique. As you now combine your sand together, your lives also join together as one family.

 

You may now blend the sand together symbolizing the uniting of the children and bride and groom into one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage and your family be.

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I like the sand ceremony idea. I have heard this also set up at the end of the aisles (like where your guest book would be). You could have two containers of sand (one color is for the bride & one for the groom). Before each guest takes their seat, they scoop a little bit of the sand into a decanter (representing whichever side they are on - bride or groom). Then for the ceremony, the bride takes her bottle of sand (full of her family & friends) and the groom has his bottle of sand (representing his family & friends) and they mix the two together - representing the mixture of all family & friends into one... I thought this was a nice idea to include all guests.

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Originally Posted by HBBRIDE View Post
Matt & I will incorporate the "blending of the sands" into our wedding. There are a couple websites out there to buy kits from but they are expensive and don't look all that great. I bought a really cute small vase and will use that and then order the sand or Michael's carries colored sand.

"Blending of the Sands" is what I will use instead of unity candle (since we are not getting married in a church as my dad would have liked). So therefore we are including our parents in the blending. We will have 6 different colors of sand and since Matt's parents are divorced....we will have the mom's go up with their sand, then the dad's, then us. We thought this would be a great way to blend our families. His mom is so excited to be included in the ceremony!!!


We will use something similar to this......


Blending the Sands Ceremony #3 - Bride, Groom and Parents
Minister: _________ and _________, today you are making a life-long commitment to share the rest of your lives with each other. Your relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these 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 you each hold your sand the separate containers of sand represent your lives to this moment; individual and unique. As you now combine your sand together, your lives also join together as one family.
At this time, I would invite the parents of _________ and _________ to come forward. These four vials of sand represent the bride and groom and each family.
You may now blend the sand together symbolizing the uniting of the two families into one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage and your families be.


Visit this website for more wording for sand ceremony....
Blending of the Sands Ceremony

OOOOO the Blending Sand Ceremony wording made me cry….(I am too emotional lately) I think I really like this thanks so much for posting!

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Ohh I never thought of including our parents...we had already decided on the sand ceremony to occur after our ring ceremony but we had it only including jeff and I, and I really like the idea of including others. For our sand ceremony we picked up deep red and ivory sand (for our wedding colours) with a seashell decanter to pour them into! We are hoping that we will be able to super glue the top on it after our ceremony so that it won't be spilled on the travels back up here!

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