Family Sand Ceremony

(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 purring 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, and 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: (children named). 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 in that 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: unique and individual.

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.