Sand Ceremony is a type of unity ceremony that expresses the coming together of two individual people or two families into one new family. The sand ceremony is a powerful idea that depict love, unity, and oneness. Each person (Groom, Bride or family members) has different coloured sand and each take turn in pouring it into one clear vessel, forming a layered effect. Normally only the couple participates but there is no strict rules as to who wants to participate. The couple’s children, grand parents or parents can participate. Each can have their own favourite sand to pour into the clear jar in the centre expressing the harmony and unity of the entire family. Sand is also a better choice for an outdoor wedding, since wind is less of a concern than it is with a candle.
I have performed Sand Ceremony for many couples including the famous wedding at Costco for Eli & Sue.