Wording Used for the Unity Sand Ceremony

Blue and Green ceremony kit Purple and Yellow Unity Sand Kit Black and white Wedding Sand Kit Light and dark blue kit Bride and groom sand kit Blue and Red sand Unity kit White and Purple Unity Sand Kit


Bride and Groom Only Unity Sand Ceremony

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Bride and Groom Unity Sand Ceremony Wording Option #1

(Bride Name) and (Groom's Name), just as these grains of sand can never be separated, our prayer for you today is that your lives together would be longer than the time it would take to separate the individual grains of sand. (Then you can simply play beautiful music as you and your beloved slowly pour!)

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Bride and Groom Unity Sand Ceremony Wording Option #2

(Bride Name) and (Groom's Name), you have just sealed your relationship by giving and receiving of rings and the exchange of a kiss, and this covenant is a relationship pledge between two people who agree that they will commit themselves to one another throughout their lives The most beautiful example of this partnership is the marriage relationship. You have committed here today to share the rest of our lives with each other. Today, this relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these two individual containers of sand one, representing you (Bride name) and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be, and the other representing you, (Groom's Name), and all that you were and all that you are, and all that you will ever be. As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be.

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Optional Wording to above options

As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be, united as one for all of your days.

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Bride and Groom Unity Sand Ceremony Wording Option #3

(Bride Name) and (Groom's Name), you have just sealed your relationship by the giving and receiving of rings and this covenant is a relationship pledge between two people who agree that they will commit themselves to one another throughout their lives.

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Bride and Groom Unity Sand Ceremony Wording Option #4

The most beautiful example of this partnership is the marriage relationship. You have committed here today to share the rest of your life with each other. Today, this relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these two individual containers of sand one, representing you, (Bride Name) and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be, and the other representing you, (Groom's Name), and all that you were and all that you are, and all that you will ever be. As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be, united as one for all of your days.

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Bride and Groom Unity Sand Ceremony Wording Option #5

(Bride Name) and (Groom's Name) today you join your separate lives together. The two separate bottles of sand symbolize your separate lives, separate families and separate sets of friends. They represent all that you are and all that you'll ever be as an individual. They also represent your lives before today. As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be. If children are a part of the new family, the sand ceremony can involve them also. Some families choose a different color for each member.

Variations and Additions to the Unity Sand Ceremony

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Adding Children to the Unity Sand Wording Ceremony #1

You need: additional vases for the number of family members or groups you are including, as well as additional sand for each vase- color is your choice they should coordinate and can be all the same or different for each vase. When to add: After bride and groom add combine their sand together. (don't pour it all, save some to pour with the kids). Officiate Speaks: (Bride Name) and (Groom's Name) today you join your lives together. These bottles of sands of various colors symbolize your individual spirits of you and that of Bride or Groom's (Daughter's name) or (Son's Name). Each container is unique, representing who you are. As these containers of sand are poured into a third larger container, the different colors will join together to form something quite beautiful. You are joined together today, not only in marriage, but as family. (as a group all children, bride, and groom pour their sand in together)

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Adding Children to the Unity Sand Ceremony Wording Option #2

We are all members of one family, Gods family. (this line is optional). Today as (Bride Name) and (Groom's Name) have sealed their commitment to each other with the exchange of rings they to make a commitment to their children. We recognize the significant role that (all of children's names) play in this marriage celebrated today. They will now join (Bride Name) and (Groom's Name) in this commitment to each other by contribution a part of each individual person into one blended family. Today, this relationship is symbolized through the pouring of this sand, each representing a member. As each individuals sand is poured into the family's one united container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will become the bond with your family

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Adding Parents or Siblings to the Unity Sand Ceremony

You need: additional vases for the number of family members or groups you are including, as well as additional sand for each vase- color is your choice they should coordinate and can be all the same or different for each vase. When to add: After bride and groom add combine their sand together. (don't pour it all, save some to pour with the family). Variation used the same as adding children but replace words children with family.

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Bride, Groom and Children Unity Sand Ceremony Wording

Today, (Bride Name) and (Groom's Name), you are making a commitment of your eternal love 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. (Bride 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 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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Bride, Groom, and Officiate Unity Sand Ceremony Wording

Need: Large empty vase, small jar of neutral color sand for officiate, two large vases of two colors of sand one for each bride and groom). Love is the eternal force of life. Love is the force that allows us to face fear and uncertainty with courage. But although you will be sharing one life, never forget that you are two separate people. Cherish and affirm your differences. Love each other. Keep your commitment primary. Together you will laugh and cry, be sick and well, be happy and angry, share and grow. Grow sometimes together, sometimes separately. To symbolize the importance of the individuals within the marriage and the joining of two live into one entity, three colors of sand will now be layered into a base. We begin with a layer of neutral sand which symbolizes that the marriage is grounded (officiate pours all of their neutral sand into large vase) Then we layer the individual colors. This symbolizes that the marriage is based on the strength of the individuals (Groom pours some of his sand in, followed by bride pouring about the same amount). Officiate Speaks: And now we combine the color, which symbolized two lives joined as on together forever. (Bride and Groom put sand into large vase so that the colors combine until their jars are empty)

Beach Unity Sand Ceremony

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Beach Unity Sand Ceremony Wording Option #1

You need: A large vase, two smaller vases or shells filled with two different colors of sand. One for the bride and one for the groom. As you stand beside the ocean tide, may your love always be as constant as these never-ending waves that pour near your feet, flowing endlessly from the depths f the sea; Your love came softly upon each others heart, just as the foam comes softly upon the sand, and just as there will never be a morning without the ocean's flow, so there will never be a day without love for each other. You have pledged yourselves on this day your love will be as dependable as the tide; as these waters nourish the earth and sustain life, may your constant devotion nourish and sustain you until the end of time. (Bride Name) and (Groom's Name) , you have just sealed your relationship by the giving and receiving of rings, and this covenant is a relationship agreement between two people who agree that they will commit themselves to one another throughout their lives. The most beautiful example f this partnership is the marriage relationship. You have committed here today to share the rest of your lives with each other This relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these two individual containers of sand one representing you, (Bride name) and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be, and the other representing you, (Groom's Name), and all that you are were and all that you are, and all that you will ever be. As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be. Far more important than your individuality in now the reality that you are no longer two but one, never to be separated one from another. (bride and groom then pour their sands into one container).

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Beach Unity Sand Ceremony Wording Option #2

You need: A large vase, two smaller vases or shells filled with two different colors of sand. One for the bride and one for the groom. (Bride Name) and (Groom's Name) may your love always be as constant as the never-ending waves, flowing endlessly from the depths of the sea. Just as the waters touch and nourish the many shores of the earth, may your love be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Just as there will never be a morning without the ocean's flow, there will never be a day without your love for each other. You have just sealed your relationship by giving and receiving of rings. This beautiful union is symbolized through the combining of these two individual shells of sand The first shell represents you , (Bride name) and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be, and the other representing you, (Groom's name), and all that you are where and all that you are, and all that you will ever be.  Each one holds its own unique beauty, strength, and character They can stand on their own and be whole, without need of anything else. However when these two are blended together they create and entirely new and extraordinarily more intricate entity. Each grain of sand brings to the mixture a lasting beauty that forever enriches the combination. Please pour the sand into this common container to symbolize the union of your tow lives. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual container, so will your marriage be a molding of two individual personalities, bonded together forming one heart, one love. The life that each of you experienced now, individually, will hereafter be inseparably untied, for the two shall become one.

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