Sand Ceremony Wording with Child
Hello there! My wedding planner just surprised me with an email stating that she wants me to meet my officiant on our cross country trip to Florida on Tuesday and she said it would be a really good idea to get some vows and what not put together to give to him. WTF! I was not ready for this! I leave in less than 48 hours and I have NOTHING put together! I assumed I had more time to work on this...

Anyways...My question is: FH & I are wanting to do a sand ceremony and also include my son as well, but I am having trouble finding verbiage that I actually like. I don't want anything religious or over the top. But I want something that includes my son...has anyone done this? Do you know of any good sand ceremony vows?

HELP!!! :) Thank you!

MegLuvsChris
Married: 03/17/2012
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Posted On: Jun 2, 2011 at 10:47 PM • Vendors are allowed • Add to My WatchlistFlag As Inappropriate2 likes

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Married: 07/02/2011
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Jun 02, 2011 at 10:57 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
My uncle is a minister and he said he was doing a wedding where the son also put sadn in the sand ceremony. not sure how the verbagge went exactly but something along the lines of we are now a family type deal....hope that helps

Hayley C™
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Jun 02, 2011 at 11:15 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
(Bride) and (Groom), today you are making a life-long commitment to share the rest of your lives with each other and honor your children as well. Your family relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these individual containers of sand; one representing you (Bride), and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be, one representing you (Groom), and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be.

There are children who will share in this marriage; (Child), (Child), and (Child). Each child who will share in this marriage will also pour an individual container of sand. The gathering of this new family will have a deep influence upon them. We realize that in order for the home to be a happy one, it is essential that there be love and understanding between the children and the adults being married. As you each hold your sand, the separate containers of sand represent your lives to this moment; individual and unique. (cont)

Hayley C™
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Jun 02, 2011 at 11:15 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
As you now combine your sand together, your lives also join together as one family.

You may now blend the sand together symbolizing the uniting of the children and the bride and the groom into one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage and your family be.


Give a special gift and or vow
____________and ____________ today you are promising your love to one another, but you are also pledging your love to your children as well, committing to them that you will create a family together. __________ (children’s name) your parents would like to present these gifts to you as a symbol of their commitment, trust and love.

(Groom/Bride) take (Child) as my own, promising to love him and care for him, providing for his needs, both physical & spiritual.
Edited On: Jun 02, 2011 at 11:17 PM

Hayley C™
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Jun 02, 2011 at 11:23 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
(Name) and (name), just as these grains of sand can never be separated, our prayer for you today is that your lives together would be longer than the time it would take to separate the individual grains of sand.

Today, [Bride's Name] and [Groom's Name], you are making a commitment of your eternal love for one another as well as to your children [Name all Children of Bride and Groom]. As you each hold your sand the separate containers of sand represent your lives to this moment; individual and unique. As you now combine your sand together, your lives also join together as one, as a family. After bride and groom add combine their sand together. **don't pour it all, save some to pour with the kids** Officiate Speaks: (cont)

Hayley C™
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Jun 02, 2011 at 11:29 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
[Bride's Name] and [Groom's Name] you come here today to join your lives together. From these two families a new family will be created today. We recognize the significant role that (all of children's names) play in this marriage celebrated today. At this time I would like to call (children) up to join with their own unique container of same, representing who you are. You are joined together today, not only in marriage, but as family. (as a group all children, bride, and groom pour their sand in together) Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will become the bond with your family.

Waiting For the Day (Nicole)
Married: 2+ years ago
Jun 03, 2011 at 1:24 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Meg, I'm not too familiar with the sand ceremony, but my advice would be to speak from the heart. I'd love to see what you come up with; please share when you do.

Hayley, that's beautiful. I so hope you are around when I get fully engaged in my planning.
Mar 21, 2012 at 4:14 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Hayley, you shared great ideas! Thank you- they are helpful to me as I work with a couple who will share a Sand Ceremony with their daughter.

Married: 06/09/2012
May 29, 2012 at 5:03 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I am getting married in less than two weeks in Mexico and we also are doing a sand ceremony. The wedding planner at the hotel suggested we write our own. I have been reading these posts and am not clear who will be reading these vows. From what I have read in these posts the way the vows are worded it sounds as if the officiant will be reading these vows. Is this correct? Are we to write the vows for the officiant to read?
Or do we write our own and say our own as well does the officiant speak? If so does anyone have any sample wording for us to recite our own sand ceremony vows?

Sorry hope this wasn't too confusing.

Rev. Barbara-Joyful Journey Ministry

Rev. Barbara Brownyard-Joyful Journey Ministry
Aug 11, 2012 at 10:33 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
The officiant can write the ceremony for you, including the words of the sand ceremony. That's what we get paid for. Also, the vows can be personal or the officiant can write them for you. It's your choice. You repeat the vows after her.
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