Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Unity Sand. . . What?

So Mr.Giraffe and I will not be doing a unity candle at our wedding, but I think what they stand for is very sweet and can be a touching/memorable moment for the mr and almost mrs.

I'd seen a few different unity candles, but in my mind, they were all pretty much the same. I think the reason for this is that I never really looked into them because we never planned to have one at our wedding.

Regardless, now I know that I am wrong and that there's a whole looooooot of different kinds of unity candles, all the same in their purpose but all slightly different. How did I learn this? Well I was at WhereBridesGo.com and after seeing a photo on their main page that made me curious, I clicked on it and it led me to their unity candle section. Okay, so now I'd see a pretty big amount of unity candles, but what about the photo on their main page that piqued my interest originally? (image source)

It's a unity sand (sand kit? sand set?) ?! I know, I know, I had never heard of it either.
But honestly, what a neat idea!! It's such a cool twist on such a normal tradition that its super unexpected. I think it would be a treat for your guests, and I definitely think that it looks as pretty as a regular unity candle. It's just so . . . hip! I really can't find another word - It's hip, fresh, cool! It's so unheard of to me that I just love the idea. Another plus? You can choose sand to match your color scheme, for all those OCD brides out there (or pretty much any bride!).

What's cool about this one is that you can have the hear personalized. It's hard to see in the photo, but there are initals on the heart. The biggest most awesomest upside? I'm not sure how people hold onto a unity candle (I couldn't burn foreve), but the sand 'jar' would be a great mamento of the wedding to have and display in your home.

also has different unity sand a couple other styles for brides with different tastes (image source 1, image source 2).

Any body else [happily] surprised by the idea of using sand instead of a candle?


Wedding Corner said...

I don’t think we are having a unity candle either.I also had never heard of unit sand.
It is a nice idea…but still not so sure.
Thanks for sharing.