You find that most of the marriages have been always officiated using a unity candle which has been there for many decades. It is like this tradition is being broken as many people nowadays have switched to unity sand to be used in their wedding ceremonies. You find that a lot of time had been wasted when using unity candle as even deciding on the one to lit the candle has been a problem as others see it as discriminating the other partner. Prior preparation will be made in wedding sand ceremony to select the best sand with the color which the bride and the groom will like including their family members. There is no big difference in the way the ceremony is celebrated to other types of wedding as they just follow the normal protocols.
In this the bride and the group will have to stand in front of the audience after the officiant has quoted some few words. The officiant will the issue the bride and the groom with the main thing which is sand of different colors depending with the color that they will choose. In addition, he also provides a central jar of which the couples are going to pour their sand into. From there he then gives the opportunity for the bride to pour his colored sand to the central jar. After the bride has finished pouring the sand the groom will them take the opportunity to pour her sand which will now form the second layer. This is can be done one after the other until their jars of sand are emptied. Meaning that now they will be one big family instead of two different people.
The officiant will now take the opportunity to declare them husband and wife since by pouring the sand in one jar will show that they are now one. This will be followed by a series of activities as planned such as eating together as a family, holding a party where people will dance and drink to celebrate the newly wedded and then going for honeymoon in a place of their choice.
In some cases, you find that even the family members will also be allowed to pour their sand in the central jar. This is optional as it is not important that they pour their sand as they are not wedded.
It is clear to many people that wedding sand makes the marriage to be strong. This is due to the fact that the mixture of sand in the central jar is one thing that would last forever as you know that sand will not expire or go bad. This sand is important as it brings flashback of some past events which were very important to this couples.