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#91 Laura2013

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    Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:23 AM

    I am also looking for a script that incorporates the guests. Anyone find one yet?



    #92 futuremrswarner

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      Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:47 AM

      I saw that there are sand ceremony kits at Michaels in the bridal section, so maybe you can check it out.



      #93 Laura2013

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        Posted 17 November 2012 - 01:41 AM

        Thanks, I finally found one on here after searching for awhile. Now I need to find some small containers to hold the sand for the guests. I see a trip to Michael's in my near future. : )



        #94 Vancouver Bride

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          Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

          Hello Ladies

           

          I ordered my Sand Ceremony frame from "The Forever Frame" https://foreverframe.com/ for our Oct 2012 wedding.

           

          Cost: engraving, frame, 4 lbs of sand=~$100 USD (I had extra sand so could have ordered less)

          Shipping to Canada from States=~$50  USD

          Sand colours: as of October 2012 the colours on the webpage are exact matches to David's Brial colours

           

          Seller: This is sold by a family business and the seller Elaine Kendall was extremely helpful on email. 

           

          Was it worth the price vs. making on own? Yes for us it was. The "keeper plate" (plastic 3 sides of a square shaped that locks in and keeps sand from moving) kept it from mixing on the long flight home. If you are crafty you may be able to make your own but we didn't have the time or skills. I also liked that you can change the photo easily without re-doing the sand.

           

           

           

          Picture #1-empty frame with engraving on bottom

           

           

           

          Picture #2-Us pouring the sand during the wedding ceremony (vases from Michael's for $1 each)

           

          Pic #3-The sand ceremony frame with wedding picture at our At Home Reception

           

           

          Ceremony Script: Here is the sand cereony script the JP read. We got the original script from BDW and Dreams and edited it heavily. 

          JP ceremony first, then vows

           

          [Sand ceremony set up on table Bride and Groom]

          "Bride and Groom, you have just sealed your relationship by giving and receiving of rings and have committed here today to share the rest of your lives together.

          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 can 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 vessel to symbolize the union of your two lives.

          [Begin pouring sand (frame pre-filled), Groom first, then Bride, layering, then together while JP reads text below]

          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.

          Beth and Dan, 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, onelife, and one family.

          [Signing of symbolic license]

           

           



          #95 alexisinjamaica

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          Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:27 PM

          Originally Posted by Speckles121 

          Does anyone have a script that can incorporate guests into the sand ceremony?? We are giving our guests each a small glass bottle to fill with sand and we will ask them to "build the foundation" to our frame..but I don't know how to word it..helpp???


          Another BDW bride posted this awhile back and I liked it so I saved it!



          #96 Matt Adcock

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            Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

            Hi Ladies,

             

            Here are some great "sand ceremony" ideas to share.

             

            The first two images are ideal if you would like to share this special moment with family and friends:

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

            For more ideas and inspiration, please visit: http://www.delsolphotography.com



            #97 kard613

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              Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:44 AM

              Trying to decide if we were going to do a sand ceremony but I think this thread just swung me to do it, thanks ladies!

              #98 jennifer8913

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              Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:23 AM

              Thanks to all the ladies!!!! The ideas in here are all so beautiful, definitely will be incorporating in our ceremony!!!!


              "ever thine ever mine ever ours"~ Ludwig von Beethoven, and more famously by Mr. Big!

              Now Larimar 8/9/13; I married my best friend! 29 of my closest friends and family celebrated with us! Couldn't have wished for anything better :)


              #99 alexisinjamaica

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              Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

              So I was on the fence about doing a sand ceremony and FI voted no. Is it weird if we still purchase a shadow box kit and colored sand and make one after the fact with a nice photo of us from the wedding just as a keepsake? I think FI likes the idea, but I noted in another post that he hates attention and basically wants everything as short as possible to get the focus of him/us. So he just doesn't want to be up there longer than it takes to say our vows. It's weird-- he's a Leo and that is so un-Leo like! Haha.
               



              #100 Vancouver Bride

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                Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:00 PM

                Originally Posted by alexisinjamaica 

                So I was on the fence about doing a sand ceremony and FI voted no. Is it weird if we still purchase a shadow box kit and colored sand and make one after the fact with a nice photo of us from the wedding just as a keepsake? I think FI likes the idea, but I noted in another post that he hates attention and basically wants everything as short as possible to get the focus of him/us. So he just doesn't want to be up there longer than it takes to say our vows. It's weird-- he's a Leo and that is so un-Leo like! Haha.
                 

                Would it be possible to do your sand ceremony at the reception on the table next to the cake before or after cake cutting? That way your ceremony is shorter and you still have professional photos of the ceremony while your photographer is there and you are in your wedding clothes.






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