One of the best parts of planning a wedding is making sure all of the little details are just right, but this can also be one of the most frustrating parts, especially if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for. We all do it – get a vision in our head of exactly how we want something to turn out. Then, you try to find the pieces of that vision to make it work and it seems like they don’t exist! One of those pieces could be a vase set to use for your wedding sand ceremony. While we have a great selection and hope we offer exactly what you’re looking for, sometimes what you see isn't matching up with your vision. The most common problem people have while looking for a unity sand vase is that they like elements of a couple different vase sets, but something with each exact part they like doesn't exist. If this is the problem you’re running into, we want you to know that there is hope! Here are some solutions we have to help you get the exact wedding sand ceremony vase set you want.
Problem 1: The set you want doesn't offer personalization
While we or our suppliers may not be able to personalize the vase for you, that doesn't mean no one can! One place that some of our customers in the past have had some luck is Things Remembered. This store is found in many malls across the country, so the chances are good that there’s one in driving distance from you. You could also check with local jewelers, as many of them have engraving tools on hand. Also, trophy and awards shops can do engraving or sandblasting on many items. Finally, if you’re the crafty type, you can purchase a glass etching kit from a craft or hobby store and do the engraving yourself! Now, while all of our vases are safe for engraving, some engravers might not do certain vases. It’s best to find out before hand if your engraver will do a certain vase, or if it is able to be returned if you take it in and they won’t do it.
Problem 2: The set you want doesn't have enough pouring vases
This is usually an easy solution! Most of the vase sets
we carry have additional pouring vases that can be purchased individually. If you can’t find what you’re on our website, send us an email or give us a call, and we can usually get what you’re looking for! Along these same lines, if you like a center vase from one set and pouring vases from a different set, many times you can order the vases a la carte to get the exact set that you want.
Problem 3: You want a vase with a lid
Some of our vase sets with lids cannot be personalized, so if you want a vase that can be personalized PLUS has a lid, our solution to Problem 1 could be the solution for you! If you’re in love with a vase that doesn't come with a lid, hope isn't lost. Most of the time, a lid is wanted for after the ceremony when the vase will be displayed in your home to keep dust out or to prevent a mess if the vase is accidentally tipped over. You may be able to find or cut a piece of cork to fit as a lid. Or, you could use clear candle wax or gel wax to seal the sand inside the vase. Just melt the wax and carefully pour on top of the sand level to the top of the vase and let it harden completely. If you don’t want to see the wax, or if you’re just looking for something to cover the top, you could use a piece of coordinating fabric. Place the fabric over the top of the vase and secure with a rubber band. Tie a piece of ribbon around the vase to hide the rubber band. You could use a piece of your veil, the groom’s handkerchief, or another fabric from your wedding. The ribbon could come from your bouquet to make it an extra special keepsake.
Even with a lid, the sand ceremony vase should be handled carefully as the sand could still be disturbed or spill if the lid isn't tight-fitting.
We hope that if you’re having trouble finding a sand ceremony set, these suggestions will solve the issues you are having. If you have questions about any of our vase sets or ordering options, please don’t hesitate to call or email us! We’re happy to help you find a solution that will make your wedding day a little more special.