SAND or SALT CEREMONY

Celebrant (Name) and (name), you have just sealed your relationship by the giving and receiving of rings, and this covenant is a relationship agreement 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. You have committed here today to share the rest of your lives with each other . "This relationship is symbolised through the pouring of these two individual containers of sand (or salt) one representing you, (name) and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be, and the other representing you, (name), 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. Far more important than your individuality is now the reality that you are no longer two but one, never to be separated one from the other."

Bride and Groom: The bride and groom each empties his/her individual container of sand into the third container.

Celebrant: (Name) and (name), we have heard your vows and you've symbolised your union by pledging your lives to each other, exchanging rings and through the covenant of sand. So I therefore declare you to be husband and wife.