Sand Ceremony wording including children

We are planning to have a sand ceremony, which will include my fiance’s daughter. I have seen the wording for the ceremony with just the bride and groom, and all the websites say that children can be included, but I have not seen any wording that includes children… any ideas?


Reverend Susanna Stefanachi Macomb

You can use different colors of sand for each individual (and even different vases if you wish) which are then poured into the one large container representative of your family.

_______________ and ______________, today you join your lives together. These bottles of sands of various colors symbolize your individual spirits of you and that of ____’s daughter_____. Each container is unique, representing who you are. As these containers of sand are poured into a third larger container, the different colors will join together to form something quite beautiful. You are joined together today, not only in marriage, but as family.

(After the sand is poured, the minister may bestow a blessing. It can be as simple as follows or something more elaborate.)

May this marriage and family be harmonious and blessed from this day forward without end.


Rev. Susanna