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A Guide to Having a Wedding Sand Ceremony

Metaphors and symbols can effectively dramatize a ceremony. Imagery is a tradition that can be initialed through a wedding where guests are involved and memorable events are captured. Through imagery excellent photos are made.

There are some vows which a couple has to declare over their marriage which serves as a commemoration. While this is being done the couple has to be at unity sand table. For those who do not know the significance of the unity sand is a representation of two separate lives now being joined as one. They are openly told that they have decided to join their lives together. The separate lives that they have been living is represented by sand vials. They are reminded of the meaning of the sand being the previous experiences and experiences they will have from there on in their lives together. The couple is told to blow the sand. Thereafter the two sand vials are assembled showing that they are no longer two but one and they will be joined together to make one. The unity sand is a pointer to the couple that has decided to be one. They are then requested to return to the position they were before they approached the sand table.

A collection of sixteen imageries is before them. The most common is the sand for the ceremony, wine box, a unity candle and a letter box. There are imageries such as dove release, champagne sharing, the blessing tree, flower presentation to female celebrities, and sometimes the vows that parents make to their children among others. More imageries are hand fasting, stone blessing, knot tying, presenting gifts to kids.
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There is a distinct difference between a wedding ceremony where imagery pieces are being used and a ceremony where nothing is being used. The involvement of guests and capturing their attention is achieved using imageries.
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There are invitations that are sent out to people that a couple would like to be part of this unity sand. By example is that mothers are invited to light their child’s candle in this case either the bride or groom before they both light the unity candle themselves. The role of the family members is to put couples letter box.

The bride’s father is then requested to present them with a bell in this case the Bell of Truce from Ireland. If the couple had kids from other relationships, these kids are called to light a candle or pour sand. Other couples create an imagery piece of their choice or something else. Unity painting is mostly preferred.

The happiness that is in a wedding ceremony is too much and we the couple start wishing that their marriage will be everlasting. The future in a couple’s marriage could be a main purpose why they decide to incorporate traditional rituals.