Sand Ceremony Vows

We have included several popular Sand Ceremony Vows below.  To download a PDF containing these vows, please click here:


To help you and your officiant with your sand ceremony vows we have provided the following examples:

SAMPLE SAND CEREMONY VOWS:

Sample Sand Ceremony - #1
"Today, this relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these two 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 the other representing you, GROOM, and all that you were and all that you are, and all that you will ever be. As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be."

(Begin playing the Sand Ceremony Song. Be sure to pour your sand slowly so that you finish at about the same time the Sand Ceremony Song ends. If you finish early, please hold hands and look into each others eyes until the Sand Ceremony Song ends.)
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Sample Sand Ceremony - #2
"Groom and Bride, you have just sealed your relationship by the giving and receiving of rings and the exchange of a kiss, and this covenant is a relationship pledge between two people who agree that they will commit themselves to one another throughout their lives. The most beautiful example of this partnership is the marriage relationship. Today, this relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these two individual containers of sand. One, representing you Groom, and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be. The other representing you, Bride, and all that you were and all that you are, and all that you will ever be. As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be."

(Begin playing the Sand Ceremony Song. Be sure to pour your sand slowly so that you finish at about the same time the Sand Ceremony Song ends. If you finish early, please hold hands and look into each others eyes until the Sand Ceremony Song ends.)

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Sample Sand Ceremony – #3
"BRIDE and GROOM, today you join your separate lives together. The two separate bottles of sand symbolize your separate lives, separate families and separate sets of friends. They represent all that you are and all that you'll ever be as an individual. They also represent your lives before today. As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be."

(Begin playing the Sand Ceremony Song. Be sure to pour your sand slowly so that you finish at about the same time the Sand Ceremony Song ends. If you finish early, please hold hands and look into each others eyes until the Sand Ceremony Song ends.)___________________________________________________________________________________


Sample Sand Ceremony - #4
"Today, BRIDE and GROOM, have chosen to commemorate their marriage through the celebration of the Sand Ceremony. This ceremony symbolizes the inseparable union of BRIDE and GROOM into a new and eternal marital relationship. Bride and Groom will simultaneously pour separate containers of sand into a common vessel. Each grain of sand in their separate containers represents a unique and separate moment, decision, feeling or event that helped shaped Bride and Groom into the separate and unique individuals that they are today. As they pour their separate containers of sand into a common vessel, those separate and independent individuals will cease to exist. Instead they will merge into a loving and supportive marital community. BRIDE and GROOM, just as the grains of sand can never be separated into their individual containers again, so will your marriage be."

(Begin playing the Sand Ceremony Song. Be sure to pour your sand slowly so that you finish at about the same time the Sand Ceremony Song ends. If you finish early, please hold hands and look into each others eyes until the Sand Ceremony Song ends.)
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Sample Sand Ceremony – #5 (Religious Christian)
" (BRIDE) and (GROOM) will now come together for the Mixing of the Sands. Just as Jesus Christ is the Lord of their lives and the Rock of their Salvation, He will now be the solid foundation that holds their marriage firm. This is symbolized by the white sand in the bottom of the bottle. (Bride/Groom) and (Groom/Bride) both have sands that symbolize their individual lives and selves. As they pour their sands in together, it shows how their lives- once separate- are now becoming intertwined as one. Just as it would be impossible to separate these sands once poured, their union shall make them inseperable as well. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."

(Begin playing the Sand Ceremony Song. Be sure to pour your sand slowly so that you finish at about the same time the song ends. If you finish early, please hold hands and look into each others eyes until the song ends.)
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Sample Sand Ceremony – 6 (Joining Children/Families)
"Now we will celebrate the creation of a family. The (three/four/etc.) vials of sand here represent (BRIDE), (GROOM), and (child/children/family members). As each pours in the sands, they show how the individual colors create a beautiful masterpiece of love and mutual respect. Just as the sands are forever intermixed, so are the lives of the people being celebrated today. As we join this couple in marriage, we are also reminded of the significant role that (child/children/family members) play in this marriage. Today, a new unified life is shared within this family”.

(Begin playing the Sand Ceremony Song. Be sure to pour your sand slowly so that you finish at about the same time the song ends. If you finish early, please hold hands and look into each others eyes until the song ends.)