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Other than the unity candle, the sand ceremony may be the most well-known wedding unity ceremony. It involves both partners pouring sand into a single container, symbolizing their life-long commitment and the joining of their two lives. Sometimes parents are included as well, to symbolize the blending of families.
Even though you may have seen this ceremony a time or two before, that doesn't mean it can't be personalized to fit your style. To make it your own, consider the color of the sand, where it came from (maybe it's from a vacation spot) and the vessel that you choose to pour it into. It could be a monogrammed decanter or a special ceremony frame that has your wedding date on it. Below are some of our favorite unity sand ceremonies to inspire your own twist.