The Essentials of Undertaking a Unity Sand for a Wedding Ceremony
One of the most popular rituals that happen in a wedding ceremony is a unity sand ceremony, a unity sand ceremony is a sign of the bride and groom showing their unity together into their new life and if their parents are involved it is a sign of togetherness for the two families and their unity. Unity sand ceremonies are convenient for an outdoor wedding ceremony unlike a candle which will brow off soon after lighting and does not have a lot of memories like the unity sand which can be taken at home for lasting memories of the togetherness of the couple or two families. Sand unity ceremony is preferred for outdoor weddings since it is less stressful for a windy day unlike unity sand.
This is how a unity sand ceremony happens. At first the master of ceremony speaks a few things about the importance of the sand unity ceremony before handing the bride and groom relevant colored sand, the bride pours the first layer of sand into the jar forming the bottom layer at the previously empty vase. If the unity sand ceremony involves other parties such as the parents of the bride and groom they take a turn each one of them with a different color of sand. After the groom also pour a layer they simultaneously pour the sand together into the vase to form a mixture of colors that represents’ the families unity. Some couples may prefer to reserve their individual sand so as to pour it at the last once the other individuals pour their sand together thus they for the mixed color layer on the top of the jar.
A unity sand ceremony requires a number of items to be put in place. The different color of sand is determined by the number of people who will take part in the unity sand. The amount of sand you require will be dictated by the size of vase you’re trying to fill. Preferably a pound of sand of different color is good enough for the sand unity ceremony with as many different colors as the participants. Each participant should have a tube to pour in the sand and the tube should have an arrow top to ensure that it pours in cleanly and most importantly during pouring in together. An elegant and wide enough top is critical measure to ensure ease in pouring the sand together to form unity sand. You will also need a small table where the participating people involved can move around it, also there is need to have some cotton wool or cotton balls preferable to fill the empty space that may be unfilled after the unity sand is all poured in to ensure easy transportation of the jar at home and avoid any alteration of the sand layers, finally a tape is vital to seal the top of the jar.