Your wedding is fast approaching, or still several months
And you don't want the typical white, 3-candle Unity Ceremony, either
fire code restrictions, or because you are having an outdoor wedding and you
don't want the hassle
of trying to keep your flame lit during the ceremony.
More and more couples and switching to either the Sand Unity
the Granulated Wax Unity Ceremony!
Let me explain the difference between the two.
A Sand Unity Ceremony, or Blending of the Sand Ceremony is
precisely as it sounds.
The couple determines the number of participants, and picks out a symbolic color
each participant. The couple then decide on which vase the colored sands
will go into for
end of the ceremony, and what vase each colored sand will reside in before the
There is no limit to the number of participants. Some couples choose to
include their children from
either or both sides and/or their respective parents to really include the
entire family, and show
a true "blending" of the new family. After all, it is your wedding and
your ceremony, so your
preacher or pastor should be willing to let you make the ceremony as long or as
short as your want!
The Granulated Wax Unity Ceremony is very similar to the Sand
Unity Ceremony. The wedding couple
still determines the number of participants, vases, etc. The biggest
advantage the wax has over
the sand is that we can custom match,
reasonably close and sometimes exactly match,
the colors of your wedding if you can provide us with a color swatch of your
Napkins, or ribbons, or stationary, or paint chip sample, or even a fabric
the dresses are examples of swatches we have used in the past to match colors
for the granulated wax. The only colors that can't be done in the granulated
are metallic gold, silver or bronze. These three colors are substituted
mica glass product in very small minimal quantities. The mica glass will
burn if the couple should choose to later actually burn their unity candle.
also custom scent your wax unity candle to any of over 240 scents!
Typically most couples choose three colors: one color for the
groom, one color
for the bride, and a white, or cream which usually represents God and their
uniting their family with Him. But with the ever expanding larger families
tomorrow, more and more couples choose to also include their children in
the ceremony, especially if they are younger children.
And there are companies out there who specialize in personalizing these sets.
The big craft
stores also have glass etching kits for those who are talented and can do
this sort of thing.
We also have other ideas to help you with your wedding
Please don't hesitate to
drop us a line, and we can point you to several
different ideas for different ceremonies to help you make your wedding the
most memorable of your life!