Wedding Unity Candles Alternative: The Sand Ceremony Kit

Unity candles have become a modern standard for wedding ceremonies, and for good reason. The symbolism is rich, with the two original candles combining to create something new, united, and beautiful, while retaining their original unique flame. But as with all things that become vastly popular, the original significance can be lost due to familiarity. If you’re looking for a wedding unity candles alternative that retains the symbolic richness, consider the Unity Sand Ceremony Shadow Box Set from Northwest Gifts.

Substitute for unity candles | Sand Ceremony Set


These sets are available in black or white, as pictured above, and includes the two vases and personalization. Sand is not included; choose sand or soil that has special significance to each of you, or use black and white sand as pictured.

Personalization for Unity Sand Shadowbox SetThe set is custom laser engraved with a single script initial along with two first names and the wedding date. This allows you to display the unity set afterwards in your home as a beautiful and personal keepsake from your wedding ceremony.

Unity Sand Ceremony Shadowbox SetSimply open the lid and pour in the sand, layered one after the other as in the photo above, or at the same time for the perfect mix. These Unity Sand Ceremony kits are a best-selling wedding ceremony idea for those seeking an alternative to the wedding unity candle tradition.

What to Get Newlyweds As A Wedding Gift

Shopping for a wedding gift for a wonderful couple? You can get anything from their wedding registry, of course, and many newlyweds greatly appreciate that. I can say from experience it’s really helpful to start married life with a well-stocked kitchen and other home accessories!

But if you would like to get something personal and unique instead of (or in addition to) the standard selection of dishes, crock pots, towels, and pillows, we have a great selection of personalized wedding gifts perfect for accenting the home of the happy couple.

Personalized Wedding Gifts

Vintage Love Note Canvas – $59.95

Crafted of gallery wrapped canvas and professionally stretched over a wooden frame, our Personalized Vintage Love Note Canvas is a customizable work of art is uniquely altered with your names to make each piece as exclusive as the love it represents. With the intent to look like a rustic postcard, this addressed art piece features the names of the couple custom-printed over an array beautiful colors, all washed over and blended together to complete the uniquely vintage look – truly an amazing find!

Wedding Gift Ideas: Joshua 24:15 Plaque

As For Me And My House Plaque Personalized – $32.95

For the newlywed Christian couple, what better wedding gift idea than our Personalized Joshua 24:15 Plaque, which reads, “As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.” This personalized plaque is made from American Red Alder wood, laser engraved with the Scripture text from Joshua 24:15 and personalized with the couple’s name or family name and “date established”. The plaque is designed with lovely leaf designs, comes ready-to-hang, and is available in four sizes.

Wedding Gift Ideas | Personalized Photo Album

Personalized Wood Photo Album – $59.95

Give our Personalized Wood Photo Album in Maple & Rosewood as the perfect wedding gift, to store their wedding photos. Give to a newly married couple as a wedding present with engraved names, dates, and images of interlocked rings, a custom design, or the text of I Corinthians 13 (the Bible’s famous “Love Chapter”). The front inside cover can also be custom laser engraved.