Post # 1
I’ve never been to a ceremony where they used the unity candles. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what they mean, how it’s done, you know any information you have on that part of the ceremony? FI’s mom says she would like to see that done to unite my family (myself and my daughter) with him, unite the three or something. So I was hoping to get some details to learn a little more???
Thank you 🙂
Post # 3
My FI has a son from a previous relationship, and we have one together. We are doing a unity candle but I couldn’t think of how to include our kids in the unity candle. We are staying traditonal with the unity candle ceremony. Our moms will light our light our individual candles and then we will take them from our moms and light the larger candle together.
For your situation I think it would be nice if you did the tradional lighting but you could hold your daughter (I’m not sure how old she is) or she could could help hold the candle and the two of you could light your end together..
Post # 4
Normally a unity candle signifies the unity of the couple. Two tapers one by the bride one by the groom and then at the same lit the pillar candle to signfy the union of marriage.
Post # 5
Not that Wiki is the most reliable source, but after skimming the article it seemed to correctly answer your questions.
Post # 6
Usually the parents (or sometimes just the moms) light the two little candles during the processional. Then sometime during the ceremony the bride and groom use the two little candles to light the one big candle. Then both little candles are blown out. It signifies the two becoming one. You could always have a third little candle that helps light the big one.