As the minister or wedding officiant says the following words, the bride and groom alternately pour sand into the glass vessel to create a layered design in the sand.
Name of Groom and name of Bride--
"Today you join your separate lives together. The two separate bottles of sand sitting before you symbolize your separate lives, separate families and separate sets of friends. They represent all that you are and all that you'll ever be as an individual. They also represent your lives before today. As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be."