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How to Prepare for a Unity Sand Ceremony
One of the most popular rituals that happen in a wedding ceremony is a unity sand ceremony, a unity sand ceremony is a sign of the bride and groom showing their unity together into their new life and if their parents are involved it is a sign of togetherness for the two families and their unity. 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. Unlike for candle lighting unity sand is convenient for an outdoor wedding since it is not bothered if the day is too windy or not.
This is how a unity sand ceremony happens. At first the master of ceremony speaks a few things about the importance of the sand unity ceremony before handing the bride and groom relevant colored sand, the bride pours the first layer of sand into the jar forming the bottom layer at the previously empty vase. 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 each one of them has poured a layer of sand they pour the sand together into the jar to form a mixed layer of colors that represents the unity of the family. Some couples may prefer to reserve their individual sand so as to pour it at the last once the other individuals pour their sand together thus they for the mixed color layer on the top of the jar.
In preparation to a unity sand ceremony there are a number of items you will need. The different color of sand is determined by the number of people who will take part in the unity sand. The amount of sand you require will be dictated by the size of vase you’re trying to fill. Each person involved in the unity sand ceremony should have about a pound of sand. There should be pouring tubes for each person; the tube should have a narrow top to ensure it pours cleanly and most essentially when pouring together into the common vase. Specious and wide enough vase top is required to ensure that unity sand is poured in easily. You will require a table for the ceremony as well as some cotton balls to fill any space that may be left out after pouring all the unity sand to ensure easy handling of the vase, finally a tape is required to seal the top of the vase.
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