I would say definitely ask the officiant you choose, but I can't imagine they would have any problem with you selecting the wording. Here is what I am planning on using (we are not planning on including other family members):
"Today, the uniting of these two individuals will be symbolized through the pouring of these containers of sand, each representing an integral part of this marriage. (B & G walk behind the table)
Now, as each of you holds your container of sand, the separate vessels represent your lives to this moment. 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 are all blended together they create an entirely new and extraordinarily more intricate entity. Each grain of sand brings to the mixture a lasting beauty that forever enriches the combination. As you combine the sand, your lives also join together as one. You may now blend the sand together symbolizing the uniting of your family and your future together. (B&G begin pouring)
Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage and family be a molding of individual personalities, bonded together forming one love, one heart, one life, and one family. (B&G return to front of table)"
Originally Posted by Starfish0512
As far as wording for the ceremony goes, is that up to FI and I? We do not have our officiant booked as of yet, so not exactly sure....