Coming right up is a very special moment in your ceremony, if you chose to have one! It’s the Sand Ceremony! Of course these songs can be used for a Unity Candle lighting as well. Our wedding was outside so we went with the sand.

I’m sure you know what’s coming but I’m going to highly recommend you practice this too! Depending on how big your alter is (if you have one), so how far you have to walk, how big your train is (you’re going to need time to maneuver around with that thing), how much sand you will have, or how long it takes you to light a candle, nervously. I would practice it from start to finish and then if you have a good chunk of song left, I would trim that out.

My wife and I got married on a really small alter and even though our song was only 3 minutes long, we were left standing there awkwardly for a good portion of it. Maybe we just poured the sand too fast in excitement lol Luckily, my baby sister was singing our song so that was our saving grace in the awkward department. More people were focused on her.

Hope you can find something you like in this list!

But anywho, here it is….

Sand Ceremony
1. All of Me by John Legend* [Genre: R&B Time: 4:29]
2. Amazed by Boyz II Men* [Genre: R&B Time: 4:02]
3. Amazed by LoneStar* [Genre: Country Time: 4:00]
4. Back at One by Brian McKnight* [Genre: R&B Time: 4:22]
5. Back at One by Mark Wills [Genre: Country Time: 4:06]
6. From this Moment by Shania Twain* [Genre: Country Time: 4:43]
7. Here I Am by Leona Lewis* [Genre: Pop/Rock Time: 4:52]
8. I Choose You by Sara Bareilles* [Genre: Pop/Rock Time: 3:00]
9. I Won’t Let Go by Rascal Flatts* [Genre: Country Time: 3:47]
10. Never Stop by Safetysuit* [Genre: Pop/Rock Time: 3:00]
11. Stay With You by John Legend* [Genre: R&B Time: 3:49]
12. This I Swear by Nick Lachey* [Genre: Pop/Rock Time: 4:33]
13. Truly Madly Deeply by Cascada* [Genre: Electronic Time: 4:11]

Hope you can find something you like in this list!

What song did you use, if you’ve already been married? Make sure you let me know in the comments below! πŸ™‚


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80 thoughts on “13 Songs for Your Sand Ceremony

  1. I definitely see your point about having the song be a short one because it really doesn’t take long to pour sand.

  2. Love the song list – so many resources out there now to plan weddings. Not so much 10+ years ago! Feeling dated, ha!

  3. These are all great choices! I never got have a real ceremony but maybe one day if we ever get around to it, these would definitely be on the list! have a beautiful family! So happy for you!!

    1. Maybe one day you could renew your vows you can do a sand ceremony and include any children you have! Each with a different color! I think that would be really neat!! Aw, well thank you!!

  4. oh these are great song ideas! I wasn’t sure how to make this section unawkward when I got married so we just skipped it haha. Sounds like your sister did it well!

  5. Such great song choices for a sand ceremony! My friend did a sand ceremony when she got married. She did it with his two sons, it was so sweet and not a dry eye in the place! <3

  6. I love those ceremony songs. It’s my first time to heard about this, and it sounds really good!

  7. What a wonderful songs! BTW, what is about sand-ceremony? it sounds like a wedding in beach.

    1. Thanks! It’s like a ceremony inside a ceremony. A lot of the times a couple will do a unity candle, signifying the two lives coming together. Instead of doing a candle you use sand. So you have a jar of one colored sand, your partner has another. You each pour a little into a bigger jar and then start pouring together. It signifies that we each started as individuals but now that we are married we will be forever intertwined and connected, because no matter how hard you try to separate those 2 colors of sand, you never will.

  8. A lovely collection of songs, this, and congratulations on your wedding! I confess I have never heard of a Sand Ceremony before though – it sounds intriguing!

    1. Thank you so much!! I really like the sand ceremony, I think it’s a really nice alternative to a Unity Candle πŸ™‚

  9. I absolutely love John Legend! His songs are so romantic and perfect for wedding ceremonies. These are awesome choices!

  10. These are all such great suggestions! I seriously am in love with all of these songs that you recommended.

  11. A wonderful compilation of songs and I can see that they should all go well with any wedding so easily. If I remember, ours was a very short song too and I agree with feeling awkward for standing for a long time!

  12. Having a performance or some other type of live event to handle the music always helps that awkward section during the sand ceremony πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Thank goodness for your sister! β€οΈπŸ’ƒπŸΎ

  13. I dont know about you Amanda, but i know I dont even remember how long the song was lol. I was on cloud nine walking towards the altar. Awesome selection though!

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