Your wedding sand ceremony vows typically are performed after your official wedding vows or even directly after the wedding ceremony. But the sand ceremony vows can also be done at your reception as well; this is a great option if you are choosing to include other family members in the ceremony. The reason why your sand wedding ceremony vows are to be spoken separately from your wedding vows is because they serve a different purpose. While your wedding vows speak of your undying devotion and love for each other, your unity sand ceremony vows represent and express the melding of two lives, that of you and your spouse.

If you have something personal you would like to say and share you can decide to write your own individual vows that state how connected you are to your partner. This would add a heartwarming touch and would make your memories of your sand ceremony even fonder. Though, if you are not quite the wordsmith you can choose a wedding sand ceremony vow that has been prewritten and is just as lovely and capable to communicate your feelings. Some examples of endearing prewritten unity sand ceremony vows would be:

“Today, this relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these two individual containers of sand one, representing you BRIDE and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be, and the other representing you, GROOM, and all that you were and all that you are, and all that you will ever be. 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.”

“Today, BRIDE and GROOM, have chosen to commemorate their marriage through the celebration of the Sand Ceremony. This ceremony symbolizes the inseparable union of BRIDE and GROOM into a new and eternal marital relationship. Bride and Groom will simultaneously pour separate containers of sand into a common vessel. Each grain of sand in their separate containers represents a unique and separate moment, decision, feeling or event that helped shaped Bride and Groom into the separate and unique individuals that they are today. As they pour their separate containers of sand into a common vessel, those separate and independent individuals will cease to exist. Instead they will merge into a loving and supportive marital community. BRIDE and GROOM, just as the grains of sand can never be separated into their individual containers again, so will your marriage be.”

The aforementioned examples were written to be spoken by the officiate, but if you and your partner wish to speak your own vows either separately or recite the same one in unison then that would be a most splendorous option. If self written vows are what appeals to you then you should contemplate what your wedding sand ceremony means to you and how your chosen decorative sand and the blending of it represents you and your partner.