Most people prefer using sand as a symbol of unity since it is cheap. This is because you can spend zero shillings to get sand since it is locally available. Candle must be manufactured and the only way you can get it is by using your money to buy it. Generally, the cost of organizing sand ceremony is cheap compared to unity candle as there are a lot of things that you can forgo. For instance, let us say that you don’t book venue but instead have the wedding conducted by the beach. You can as well have your honeymoon at the beach instead of travelling again to other far places. With this you would have saved a lot of money which you can use in doing other things as well.
The bondage between the people who are wedded using unity sand takes long. You find that the unity sand will last forever if someone does not interfere with it and besides it does not even expire. Conflicts are common things to the married individuals but when it lacks something to cool them down like the wedding sand it may even lead to break up which is not healthy. The jar of sand will be acting like the mediator as it will refresh their memories on the past good times they had and the vow they made. But with unity candle, you will lack something to refresh your memories as the candle will go off and melt after sometime and you will never see it again. This makes the families to keep on moving no matter the challenges they are facing.
Another benefit of wedding sand ceremony is that it is more unique and traditional. You will be feeling high and good when you are doing or participating in something that is out of the thinking line of many people. One of the things that makes it look more traditional and unique is the introduction of jars of colored sand. Traditional things are long gone with time and most people would love to see them resurface again and thus why you find that ceremonial sand always have large audience.
Wedding sand brings peace and fairness and thus why people prefer it. On the other hand, other family members are not given chance to participate in the union. But in wedding sand everybody is given equal participation as each one of the them including all the family members will have their jar of sand to pour at the appropriate time.