I went to a wedding recently where a child was involved in the ceremony. This was the first marriage for the groom and the second for the bride. The bride had a daughter from her previous marriage. The couple chose to do a sand ceremony, and her daughter was able to participate. Instead of a typical sand ceremony where there are two containers (for the bride and groom) filled with sand, there were three. The third was for the daughter. By having her daughter join in the sand ceremony, it signified that they had become one family. I agree that we need to see this more at weddings because it not only shows that the husband and wife have a healthy relationship
, but also have a desire for a strong family bond!