(Closed) Anyone use a memorial candle? Did you light it during the ceremony?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

When I’ve seen them, the candle has either been to one side of the alter or somewhere in the entrance area.  It is usually lit before guests start arriving.  One wedding there was a mention in the program- something like “the memorial candle in the entrance is lit in loving memory of ______” and then a bible verse or poem.  The other they put a small picture frame with the same type of wording right next to the candle.  I don’t think there is an absolute do it this way for memorial candles- its more what feel right to you and your family.

Post # 4
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I just attended a wedding that used one. The bride’s grandmother had recently passed away and so they set up the candle on a pedastal to one side of the altar. The MOB (daughter of the deceased) and her brother had a special walk up to the candle to light it prior to the weddign processional. It was very moving, they had a nice song playing, and the event was listed in the program so the guests were clued in. After this the wedding processional began.

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