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5 Unity Rituals That Will Make Your Wedding Ceremony Feel Way More Personal

Refinery29 Logo By Sara Coughlin of Refinery29 | Slide 2 of 6: This is easily the most common unity ritual that Rev. Desmond sees, so it's no surprise that there are many, many variations of it out there. Across the board, however, this ritual always consists of the couple each pouring sand from individual containers into a larger, shared one to symbolize the blending of their two separate lives in marriage. In her book, The Wedding Journey: A Guide to Your Ceremony, Personal Vows & Joyful Marriage, Rev. Desmond notes that some couples will invite their members to join and add sand to the shared vessel, too. The Knot recommends using special containers, such as glass soda bottles or seashells, if you want to make ritual feel more personal.

The Sand Ritual



This is easily the most common unity ritual that Rev. Desmond sees, so it's no surprise that there are many, many variations of it out there. Across the board, however, this ritual always consists of the couple each pouring sand from individual containers into a larger, shared one to symbolize the blending of their two separate lives in marriage. In her book, The Wedding Journey: A Guide to Your Ceremony, Personal Vows & Joyful Marriage, Rev. Desmond notes that some couples will invite their members to join and add sand to the shared vessel, too. The Knot recommends using special containers, such as glass soda bottles or seashells, if you want to make ritual feel more personal.
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