You find that most of the marriages have been always officiated using a unity candle which has been there for many decades. It is like this tradition is being broken as many people nowadays have switched to unity sand to be used in their wedding ceremonies. You find that a lot of time had been wasted when using unity candle as even deciding on the one to lit the candle has been a problem as others see it as discriminating the other partner. Prior preparation will be made in wedding sand ceremony to select the best sand with the color which the bride and the groom will like including their family members. Don’t think it as unique as what differentiate it from other wedding ceremonies is just the sand.
The wedding sand ceremony always begins with the officiant saying some words and then invites the bride and the groom to the podium. Then afterwards the officiant will offer the bride and the groom with different jars of sand with different types of colors according to the couples’ preference. The sand will be poured in one big central jar which will also be provided by the officiant. It will be now the time for the bride to pour his sand in the central jar. Followed by his wife to be who will do the same to form two attractive layers of colored sand. The sand will not be poured only ones but they will have to pour it one after the other until it will get finished forming beautiful layers of sand making it to look more cool.
Being that they are now one, the officiant will pronounce them husband and wife having made the oath to be loyal to one another. This will be followed by a series of activities as planned such as eating together as a family, holding a party where people will dance and drink to celebrate the newly wedded and then going for honeymoon in a place of their choice.
After the bride and groom have poured their sand other family members may also be given the opportunity to do the same. This is not mandatory but it depends with the organization of the families that are uniting to form one.
It is clear to many people that wedding sand makes the marriage to be strong. Having their sight on the sand after quarrels will always remind of the good times they had before since it will never disappear. This sand is important as it brings flashback of some past events which were very important to this couples.