If you could ask the old or the newly born generation, they will confirm to you that they only know of unity candle to be used in most of the wedding ceremonies. It is like this tradition is being broken as many people nowadays have switched to unity sand to be used in their wedding ceremonies. This has been easy to many couples as deciding on who to lit the candle was becoming difficult and unfair to the other partner. Prior preparation will be made in wedding sand ceremony to select the best sand with the color which the bride and the groom will like including their family members. Don’t think it as unique as what differentiate it from other wedding ceremonies is just the sand.
In this the bride and the group will have to stand in front of the audience after the officiant has quoted some few words. The officiant will the issue the bride and the groom with the main thing which is sand of different colors depending with the color that they will choose. In addition, he also provides a central jar of which the couples are going to pour their sand into. It will be now the time for the bride to pour his sand in the central jar. After the bride has finished pouring the sand the groom will them take the opportunity to pour her sand which will now form the second layer. They will do this simultaneously until that time that they would have finished all the sand in their jars.
The officiant will now take the opportunity to declare them husband and wife since by pouring the sand in one jar will show that they are now one. This will be followed by a series of activities as planned such as eating together as a family, holding a party where people will dance and drink to celebrate the newly wedded and then going for honeymoon in a place of their choice.
In some cases, you find that even the family members will also be allowed to pour their sand in the central jar. This is not mandatory but it depends with the organization of the families that are uniting to form one.
It is clear to many people that wedding sand makes the marriage to be strong. Having their sight on the sand after quarrels will always remind of the good times they had before since it will never disappear. Nothing is more good like initiating your good memories as this is done by the unity sand as it acts as a reminder.