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Family Unity Sand Ceremony


A fun, easy way to include your children in your wedding ceremony, where each family member pours a different color sand into a decorative container, symbolizing the blending of the new family. We recommend  the Bride start first by pouring half her sand, followed by the Groom pouring in half of his sand. The remaining participants, one by one, can pour half their sand… then back to the Bride and around again on more time so there is plenty of time for great photos!


Family Sand Ceremony

GROOM and BRIDE , today as you have sealed your commitment to each other by the giving and receiving of rings, you too make a commitment to CHILD(REN) and your new family.


Today, this beautiful family relationship will be symbolized through the pouring of these individual containers of sand, each representing a member of this family. We lovingly recognize the significant role that CHILD(REN) play in this marriage being celebrated here today.


The separate bottles of sand symbolize your separate lives, separate families and separate sets of friends. They represent all that you were, all that you are and all that you’ll ever be as individuals. As these containers of sand are poured into the common united family 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 new family be.

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