Requirements of a Unity Sand Ceremony
Unity sand is one of the most popular unity ceremonies in a wedding ceremony as a symbol of unity and togetherness among the bride and groom or between two families if parents are involved at the sand unit ceremony. 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. For outdoor weddings it is preferred to use unity sand ceremony rather than lighting a candle since the wind may happen to be too strong which is not a concern for the sand.
The process of unity sand takes the following process. The master of ceremony or officiate says a few words about the ceremony and the essence of the ceremony then he or she hands the bride and groom a glass of different colored sand, the firsts person who is likely to be the groom pours a little sand at the bottom of an empty jar. 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. If there are other people involved a couple can preserve their sand so as to pour in as the last once.
A unity sand ceremony requires a number of items to be put in place. The different sand color should be as many as the people who will be involved in the unity sand. The amount of sand you will need will be relative to the size of the jar you wish to pour in the unity sand. Preferably a pound of sand of different color is good enough for the sand unity ceremony with as many different colors as the participants. All the individuals of the unity sand should have a sand tube whose top should be narrow to make it easy to pour in cleanly and also make it easy to pour when making the unity colors. Specious and wide enough vase top is required to ensure that unity sand is poured in easily. 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.