Candle ceremony is one of the most popular and moving
ceremonies used in weddings today. The Wedding Unity
Candle adds a flare and focus to the wedding solidifying
the theme of the wedding in unity.
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Over the past decade or so, the
Wedding Unity Candle has become a very popular part of
traditional wedding ceremonies, and plenty of friends these
days approach me to supply them with these candles when their
children get married.
I have used
Wedding Unity Candle in dozens of weddings. I have not hear
comments like "these new fangled ideas have no business to be
in church!" for years. Today the Wedding Unity Candle is as
common as weddings themselves.
of Wedding Unity Candle is set to grow even more. In time, the
Wedding Unity Candle may even come to be regarded as a
traditional aspect of Christian weddings.
think it is a wonderful idea to light Wedding Unity Candles
that symbolize the union of two souls, and I would warmly
congratulate the person who invented the custom.
two souls, the custom is to actually light three candles one
each for the two people getting married, and one larger pillar
candle to signify the union.
Unity Candle holder may accommodate all three candles, or
individual Wedding Unity Candle holders may be used.
When I choose
a Wedding Unity Candle, I prefer to make the two single candles
thin and tapering, while the larger candle is a no-frills
pillar. However, in our online store you can find a wide range
of individual and Wedding Unity Candle designs.
candles obviously holds little religious connotation, so there
are no rules about how to light them. The symbolism appears to
be almost universal. The Wedding Unity Candle flame represents
life. The life of the bride plus the life of the groom form the
united life of marriage.
practice is to light them right after the exchange of wedding
rings and before the I now announce you man and wife part.
Although, in some cases the Wedding Unity Candle ceremony may
be conducted following the vows and prior to the ring
lights these candles?
there are no hard and fast rules. The two individual candles
may be lit by the bride and groom prior to lighting the Wedding
Unity Candle. Or the mothers may light the two individual
candles prior to lighting the Wedding Unity Candle. Both sets
of parents may also do so all depending on the situation and
desires of the participants.
It is not
uncommon for the bride and groom to each light his and her own
candles during the ceremony. They then light the larger candle
together as a symbol of unity and blow out the individual
candles as a sign that they are now leaving single-hood behind,
though some people regard it as a bad omen to blow out these
candles. Personally, I would think it was better to leave them
lit, indicating that one was not sacrificing ones individuality
at the altar of marriage.
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expansion of the Wedding Unity Candle ceremony is to add
candles for children participating in a blended family wedding.
Together the family unites their Wedding Unity Candle. the
symbolism here is that the Wedding Unity Candle reflects not
just the unity of the marriage, but of the family.
A Wedding Unity Candle can be
plain or showy, colored or white, and shaped like lots of
So what do you do with the
Wedding Unity Candle once the wedding ceremony is
Keep them to light for special
occasions like your anniversary or the birth of a new child, of