Sand Ceremony

This wedding custom is a type of unity ceremony, which symbolises the coming together of the bride and groom. A small table is placed at the ceremony location with a clear glass vase in the centre.

Two smaller vases containing different coloured sands are placed either side of the central vase, one for the bride and one for the groom. Choose your own colours. During the wedding ceremony, the couple take turns to pour sand from their individual vases into the central vase, creating a layered effect.

Finally they pour the remainder of the sand into the vase at the same time so that the two colours combine and can’t be separated, symbolising their unity in marriage.