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I like that idea, but my wedding ceremony is going to be so short it seems like a good thing to add the sand ceremony. I love suggestion #2:

 

 

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 colours 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.
(Begin pouring sand)
Sarah and Michael, 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.

 

 

It is going to be a hassle bringing it home, but I think it will be worth it. If it gets screwed up, I'll do it on the one year anniversary too :)

 

I like this one:

 

Heart Shaped Unity Sand Ceremony Set (Personalized)

 

http://www.makingmemoriesandmore.net/heartshapedunitysandceremonyset

 

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We purchased our set from Micheal's.  We aren't to sure how it will look when we get home, and if looks terrible we will probably just redo it.  It does come with a cap and we are also going to melt a candle on top of the sand before putting the cap on.  Hope it will work!

 

Here is our set:

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I'm also planning to have a wedding sand ceremony. We'll be reciting a poem by Katherine Murphy Grant, entitled "Wedding Gifts" as we pour the sand.

 

"Wedding Giftsâ€

Grant us O Lord, the gift of words,

Kind and loving words that communicate and encourage,

words of wisdom from you. (pour a color)

Grant us O Lord, the gift of attention,

rapt listening to the needs of one another

and the casting aside of all focus on ourselves.(pour a color)

Grant us O Lord, the gift of acceptance,

the ability to recognize our differences

and see in one another the unique person you created. (pour a color)

Grant us O Lord, the gift of patience,

not only with each other as we grow and change

but to know that all good things come in your time.(pour a color)

Grant us O Lord, the greatest of all the gifts,

Love – on this day and always

– as we join together in the sacred union of marriage.(pour a color)

 

I'll be getting a unity sand vase that is personalized with our names and the words, "This day, I married my Friend"

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 LOVE that saying!!

 

Originally Posted by jwilson View Post

I'm also planning to have a wedding sand ceremony. We'll be reciting a poem by Katherine Murphy Grant, entitled "Wedding Gifts" as we pour the sand.

 

"Wedding Giftsâ€

Grant us O Lord, the gift of words,

Kind and loving words that communicate and encourage,

words of wisdom from you. (pour a color)

Grant us O Lord, the gift of attention,

rapt listening to the needs of one another

and the casting aside of all focus on ourselves.(pour a color)

Grant us O Lord, the gift of acceptance,

the ability to recognize our differences

and see in one another the unique person you created. (pour a color)

Grant us O Lord, the gift of patience,

not only with each other as we grow and change

but to know that all good things come in your time.(pour a color)

Grant us O Lord, the greatest of all the gifts,

Love – on this day and always

– as we join together in the sacred union of marriage.(pour a color)

 

I'll be getting a unity sand vase that is personalized with our names and the words, "This day, I married my Friend"

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Hi Ladies! We are having a civil ceremony in the DR and the actual ceremony with the judge is very short. I was thinking of having both of our moms do a reading for the sand ceremony. I thought this would be a great way to include them both and create a special ending to our ceremony. What do you think?

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With the breeze on the beach, it isn't possible to do a unity candle so I appreciate the information related to the sand ceremony.  I haven't seen a post by a bride after they returned from Mexico to let us know if the sand mixes together or if the ideas of a stopper and/or melting wax prevented that from happening?  Thanks!

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