Use glow sticks instead of sand to electrify your unity ceremony #Ceremony Advice#DIY#neon#steal-this-idea#unity ceremony December 18 2013 | Stephanie Kaloi Photos by: The Adventures Of Photo by The Adventures Of. When it came time for their unity ceremony, Jodi and Kim jazzed it up and pulled out glow sticks instead of sand. We love the daytime glow, and think this would be equally rad at an evening ceremony! Here's how they pulled it off: We opened a trajillion glow sticks and separated the two fluids into hot pink glass vases, and then poured them into one glass vase and watched it instantly light up and glow! We know y'all love non-traditional unity ceremonies… here are a few more past faves: Build a unity heart out of LEGO Have your guests create an eternity symbol out of flowers Give your unity candle a kitschy twist: light a unity tiki! This post features Offbeat Vendors! Check out their vendor listing to see how they cater to Offbeat Brides: The Adventures Of Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Stephanie Kaloi I was the editor of the now-defunct Offbeat Families, and owner/photographer at Stephanie Kaloi Photography in Portland, OR. PREVIOUS Mari-Anne & Larry's big fat pagan handfasting NEXT You'll love this romantic pink wedding served up with a bit of skull cake Show/Hide comments [ 12 ] THIS IS AWESOME. Reply Are glowsticks toxic? I know it has been hotly debated. But do since you weren't eating the stuff or anything, this is pretty sweet! Reply Depending on what's in them, they're not particularly great for you. But pouring the liquid from one glass vessel to another shouldn't pose a problem. Just make sure no kids / pets / overexcited drunks have access to it. Reply You can achieve the same effect with other ingredients/chemicals without wasting all the plastic of glow sticks. Lots of instructions available online. Reply Ooh! Share links, please? Reply Here's a basic tutorial: http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Glow-Sticks/ You'll likely need to get the chemicals from a chemistry supply house, but the ones featured there are not particularly dangerous / toxic (though some of them are strongly alkaline and should not come in contact with your skin / eyes / pets, so this is a project for grownups only). If you're feeling more adventurous a more hardcore version (with nastier chemicals, but brighter glow) can be found at http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Glow-Sticks-The-Science/ Reply Just be careful what you do with the reaction and extra chemicals after you're done. The hardcore DIY glow sticks aren't the kind of thing you want to pour down the drain…. Reply that's what I just wanted to say as well, what do you do with the liquid aferwards? A little late to the party, but my suggestion would be to see if there are any schools in your area that have a chemistry/biology department, and find out if they'd have any use for those particular chemicals. Too cool! This is absolutely amazing, and I love that people have scared up links to less expensive alternatives (theoretically, anyway; I imagine all those premade glowsticks added up quick!) Reply Be careful breaking glow sticks apart! Most store-bought ones have glass inside, so you'll be dealing with glass shards when you cut them open. Reply Does anyone know if all the glow sticks used for this were the same color or different ones all mixed together? Did you use additional hydrogen peroxide? Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.