Sand Wedding Ceremony
Welcome and introduction…
Two vessels of sand are poured together either into a third keepsake vessel,
or into the wind to represent the coming together of your lives.
“OFFICIANT: Please note this empty glass. Glass, itself, is made from sand and the sands of time have come together, melting into one piece to make this vessel. The sands of time should remind us all of our eternal love and our mortality. Today BRIDE and GROOM have chosen to represent their love to each other in a special sand ceremony. “BRIDE and GROOM, 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.” Please BRIDE and GROOM, take your separate glass of sand and alternate the pouring of sand into this joining vessel and united, repeat after me: You are my love for eternity. I blend with you. My heart is like these grains of sands, merging with yours. I am yours. You are mine. We are together forever like the sand, like the wind. We are one.”
Do you commit to each other to love, honor, respect each other , to communicate with each other , to look to your own emotional health so that you can relate in a healthy way, and provide a healthy home for children if you choose to have them, to be support and comfort for your partner in times of sickness and health , as long as love shall live.
Then recite the vows you have written for each other .
"The wedding ring is a symbol of eternity. It is an outward sign of an inward and spiritual bond which unites two hearts in endless love. And now as a token of your love and of your deep desire to be forever united in heart and soul, (bride and groom, exchange your rings and voice your promise. ."
Exchange rings… and vow: “with this ring, I thee wed’ ..
You are now as your hearts have always known you to be,
Husband and Wife. (Partners) You may kiss!”