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To sand ceremony or not? And, how the heck do you get it home looking nice?

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#31 BridetwoBe

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    Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:59 PM

    By container do you mean the vases that hold the sand?  I will pick those up from the Dollar Tree or Michaels and put sand in them and then we will pour them into the frame during the ceremony.  I already purchased the sand from the same place as the frame - sandsational.


    K thanks. Never thought of 1.00 store. That's a great place! I did not know sandsational sold sand. Even better!!! Off top but I see ur a November 2011 bride...are you ready or can wait? I can't wait!!!

    #32 Starfish0512

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      Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:34 AM

      How's the quality?!  Thinking of ordering it myself I really liked that it was unique!


      Originally Posted by sxcT 

      I bought this one!!! 

      Just got it yesterday and I love how it looks.  Its made for travel.  And you can even include little things from your wedding/honeymoon/vacation...seashells, trinkets, etc.



      #33 Sllefebvr

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        Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:23 AM

        Wow, this was something I totally wrote off from the beginning of my planning process once learning what it was. I didn't want to have to deal with the trouble of transporting a big glass vase home filled with sand. But I absolutely LOVE the frame idea. I think this is going back on my list!! Thank you for your insight!!

        Originally Posted by clgriffi7 

        I am not married yet but I can give you a bride's view that is planning to do it.


        1.  I have attended local weddings where they did a sand ceremony and I thought it was really meaningful.  At one wedding they actually chose to have many different colors and involve the bride and groom's parents.  (The parents poured first - "laying the foundation")  I also love that this is something tangible that you can keep from your wedding day that you can display next to a framed photo from your wedding day.


        2.  As for getting it home - I think a frame might be easiest.  I ordered the following frame from etsy:


        The frame came with the following instructions (I don't have them with me so I am paraphrasing):  The part of the frame that holds the sand is a clear plastic box that fits into the frame behind the etched glass.  The box is removable and has a hole on one end only.  After filling the box during the ceremony you tape over the hole at the end of the box and flip it over and insert it into the frame.  So now the hole of the box is pointing down and is inside the frame so it cannot empty and the cut-out in the top of the wood frame is now over a solid part of the plastic box.


        Two things I will do: 1.  After the ceremony I plan on tapping the frame/box to settle the sand as much as possible to fill it up to the brim - repeating a few times if necessary.  This way there will be no need to redo it once you get home.  2.  possibly putting something (like a piece of a cotton ball) between the sand and the tape before I flip the box over to make sure the sand never makes its way past the tape. 


        #34 Ariane1126

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          Posted 01 August 2011 - 02:44 PM

          I wasnt sure about the sand ceremony and having to transport it back with us. Were totally going to do it now that i saw the idea of a frame! Sounds much easier :) Thanks ladies!

          #35 Natalie2012

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            Posted 01 August 2011 - 02:46 PM

            I will be doing the frame for the sand ceremony:)

            #36 BridetwoBe

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              Posted 01 August 2011 - 07:24 PM

              Yahhhh seems like the frame is a good choice :)

              #37 sxcT

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                Posted 02 August 2011 - 07:23 AM

                It is very nice quality.  Thick...a bit heavy....but great looking.  You can get it engraved too!!

                Originally Posted by Starfish0512 

                How's the quality?!  Thinking of ordering it myself I really liked that it was unique!




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