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sand ceremony...mothers included

I have always liked the idea of a unity candle ceremony where the mothers of the bride and groom each light a candle signifying the individual families. However instead of using a candle, my FI and I decided to do a sand ceremony (since you can get them as picture frames). We want our mothers involved in this part of the wedding but haven't figured out how to do it smoothly.

Re: sand ceremony...mothers included

  • We are doing the sand ceremony, too. We will have each of our mothers come up and join us up front. FI's mom will pour a layer of sand and then my mom will pour a layer of sand. This represents the base of the two families. Then FI and I will pour the rest of the sand together which represents them combining. We are using two different colors (our wedding colors) to make it more interesting.

    Side note: I am not sure if you have found your container yet, but Hobby Lobby as a really awesome picture frame that is used for sand ceremonies. We will put an engagement picture in it and then we can display this on our wall at home.

    Good luck!

    Daisypath Anniversary tickers
  • You could have the mothers carry the vessels of sand up to the area where you're going to do the sand ceremony.

    They bring it up during the processional, you have the vow part of the ceremony, then you do the sand ceremony.

    I'm gonna go with 'not my circus, not my monkeys.'
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