Post # 1
Hi all – I was raised Catholic, but we are getting married in an Episcopal church. My mom is feeling slighted since my dad is walking me down the aisle (ugly divorce, looong story) so I am trying to think of some way to honor her in the ceremony. She has mentioned the Unity Candle idea several times, so I am going to call the priest today to see if we can include that in our service. But I thought first I would check to see if anyone knows if this is strictly a Catholic tradition? Do you think he will be completely against it? I don’t know if they would do that in an Episcopal service. Thanks for your help.
Post # 3
Its not just Catholic. I got married last Saturday, and our church (United Church of Christ) practically begged us to use a unity candle. I don’t think they will have a problem with it at all.
Post # 4
not a catholic thing….im southern baptist (by birth lol) and we’re doing it….it must be very common in the south bc ive never been to a ceremony w/o one
Post # 5
We are getting married in a methodist church (even though I’m catholic) and they were the ones that suggested the unity candle.
Post # 6
Thanks for your responses, ladies. I guess it can’t hurt to ask!