Post # 1
I already made our unity candle and we planned to do that at our ceremony. But I mentioned the wine box/love letter thing to my Fiance and he loves that idea. It truly does make more sense to do that because our ceremony is outside…so lighting a candle might be dependent on the wind. BUT we already have all those candles.
The thing I like about the unity candle is having our mothers go up and light the side taper candles…I like the symbology of that part. However the unity candles cost me like $2 total so I’m not that bummed not to use it…and also we honestly won’t really be keeping it afterwards I don’t think.
Is it weird to do BOTH? We will have enough time to do both of those because FI’s brother will be singing a song during our reception.
BUt maybe we could do the wine box part later at the reception??
Post # 3
Do whatever you guys want! It’s your wedding! =)
Post # 4
I’m kind of facing something similar, about a unity candle and a passing of a wine cup, and wonder if I’m doing too much. I guess that was on my mind when I recommended that you split the two between ceremony and reception, but really, I could easily have voted for doing both during the ceremony. It was a slim margin.
Post # 5
@Armetus: Ahh I know! 🙂 I just know that the wine box will require more explaining and I don’t want it to get too long-winded of an explanation from the officiant.
@mriebee: Exactly why I’m having a hard time deciding… 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
There is no rule that you can only have 1 ceremony feature per wedding. It;s your wedding, so do both if you want to. That said, candle lighting outside can be difficult, if not impossible. So if you want to incorporate it, stay flexible with the plan.