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How to Create a Sand Ceremony

Outdoor Weddings – Sand Ceremony Kits and Ideas from Traditional to Contemporary

If you’re getting married at the beach or another outdoor setting, a sand ceremony is a wonderful alternative to a unity candle which is often difficult to light in breezy conditions. By each pouring a portion of colored sand into the vase during your ceremony, you symbolize your union as one. The finished work makes a beautiful keepsake to display in your home and you choose the sand colors that best fit with your theme. Kit includes three 8″ tall clear glass nesting vases and two portions of colored sand, 17.5 ounces each. Personalization is available.  Visit our Wedding Collection to view all the Sand Ceremony Kits available

This sand ceremony is a natural choice if you’re getting married on the beach, but this symbol of unity really is appropriate for any venue. During the ceremony the couple takes turns pouring different colors of sand into the center vase as the officiant reads a poem or blessing. The sand-filled vase can even be displayed in your home after the wedding as a keepsake. Our set includes everything you need for your sand ceremony including three clear glass vases and an ample portion of natural colored sand and white sand. The couple’s vase includes a beaded tag that reads “together forever”.

While a unity candle can be problematic in an outdoor setting, a sand ceremony kit is a perfect match for the beach, garden or park and still has all the sentiment and symbolism of a unity candle. Your finished sand “artwork” can be displayed in your home as a keepsake and the pouring vases make great vessels for flower arrangements. The complete kit includes a 3.5″ x 10.5″ large unity vase etched with your names and wedding date, two 4″ x 8″ pouring vases, 2 pounds of white sand, 2 pounds of silver sand, instructions and ceremony ideas.

Sand Ceremony Set

This is the most requested sand ceremony set. Use it in place of a unity candle which is especially nice for outdoor weddings. The set includes a 7″ heart shaped bottle with glass stopper, a 4 1/2″ metal display stand, two 9 3/4″ heart vases and one 8 1/2″ heart vase. The third vase could be used by your officiant to represent your shared beliefs, or by a child to represent family unity. To include more than one child, you may order additional small heart vases . The heart bottle will accommodate approximately 3 pounds of colored sand which is available separately. Shown here with moss green, bermuda blue and silver sand. The set is available plain or with engraving. Learn more about using this set with our unity sand ceremony how-to .

Sand Only

This extra fine decorative sand is perfect to use with the Sand Ceremony Set in table centerpieces, a “message in a bottle” favor or anything else that needs a beachy touch. Choose from 14 colors with just a touch of sparkle. For a sand ceremony, order one pound per person.

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