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Sand Unity Ceremony Suggestions

The Hawaiian Style Sand Ceremony adds a Hawaii twist to the traditional unity candle tradition. A sand ceremony is ideal for those whos wedding is going to take place on a beach, boat, back yard or a windy location that unity candles will not stay lit or are unsafe. Like a unity candle the sand is used to symbolize the joining of the bride and groom or the joining of their families. 

The sand unity ceremony uses two small vials of sand and small bowl to combine the sand. Each of the two vials of sand symbolizes the separate lives of the bride and groom and their families.  If the wedding is being held on a beach the sand would be collected at the time of the ceremony and taken from below the bride and grooms feet. The combined sand makes a wonderful wedding keepsake for the bride and groom and a constant reminder of their Aloha for one another. If you are not located near a beach craft stores are the best source for natural and colored sand as well as small glass bottles. Another good resource for small bottles is Pier 1 Imports. You can also use a coconut shell to pour the unity sand into then use a bottle to store the combined sand as a keepsake.

This wedding couple in Florida combines their two sand containers into one bottle.

Below are a few examples of what the wedding officiate can use for the sand unity ceremony:

Non-Denominational Unity Ceremony for Bride & Groom 
Today, [Bride's Name] and [Groom's Name], you are making a commitment of your eternal aloha for one another. As you each hold your sand the separate containers of sand represent your lives to this moment; individual and unique. As you now combine your sand together, your lives also join together as one. 

Non-Denominational Unity Ceremony involving Children of the Bride and Groom
If the wedding couple have a child or children they can be included in the unity ceremony to symbolize the joining of the whole family with the marriage. The bride, groom, and each child of the couple should have their own vile of sand.
Today, [Bride's Name] and [Groom's Name], you are making a commitment of your eternal aloha for one another as well as to your children [Name all Children of Bride and Groom]. As you each hold your sand the separate containers of sand represent your lives to this moment; individual and unique. As you now combine your sand together, your lives also join together as one, as a family. 

Non-Denominational Unity Ceremony for the Parents to Join The Two Families
[Bride's Name] and [Groom's Name] you come here today from two different families. From these two families a new family will be created today. At this time, I would invite the parents of [Bride's Name] and [Groom's Name]  to come forward. These two vials of sand represent each family. Now the parents will take their sand and simultaneously pour the sand into the unity bowl symbolizing the uniting of the two families into one. 

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