Post # 1
How many of you plan to include this in your wedding. What is really the purpose of lighting the candles together? I asked a friend who recently got married about this and just said she had seen it at another wedding a loved it but didnt really know the significance of it
Post # 3
We’re having it our wedding, it’s a big tradition. It is performed to symbolize the joining together of the two families, and their love for the bride and the groom, into one united family that loves the new husband and wife. More often it is to symbolize the union of two individuals, becoming one in commitment. The popular explanation is that the taper candles are lit by representatives from each family to symbolize the love and allegiance that each family has for either the bride or the groom. As the bride and groom use these two flames to light the unity candle, they bring the love of both families together in a united love of the new couple. Generally, the two tapers are left burning and replaced in their holders (because each family’s love for their own will continue).
Post # 4
This must be an american tradition.. i grew up in europe and never recall seeing this done. but thanks for the xplanation