(Closed) Unity Candle Lighting….

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

can you cut the song down? like drop part of it or something?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

The organist is playing live.  Can’t she shorten it?  She doesn’t have to play the whole song.  

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We didn’t do a unity candle or giving flowers to Mary, but maybe if you weren’t planning on doing flowers you could do those too then. Light the candle, then go to the statue of Mary and lay flowers, then just kneel/stand there till its over.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Walk Hand and Hand, I think is the name.  No wait, that may be AFTER the mothers do that.   I’ll double check tonight and see.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

first of all, technically speaking the “unity candle” is not part of a Roman Catholic cermony. Just be sure that your priest is ok with it (most are, but I have heard of brides purchasing the candle and everything before finding out that their priest wouldn’t allow it!)

As for the song you’re talking about, the version I’m listening to has a whole Spanish verse, and it would be REALLY easy to cut that out.

But yeah, the unity candle cermony will really only take like 30 seconds…there’s not exactly any songs that are that short besides “for he’s a jolly good fellow.”

so…yeah, there will probably be awkwardness regardless of what song you choose.

It’s only as awkward as you make it. πŸ˜‰

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Mrs.tobe:

Call it a hunch, but I’m guessing if you are working with and actually being advised by the parish organist about a unity candle ceremony that your church allows it. As does ours…and you’ve shamed me again about sheet I have yet to do for our wedding. Thanks, date twin :/

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@red_rose: Unity candles are not an official part of Catholic ceremonies??? They are a requirement in our parish wedding booklet! The Catholic bookstore here even sells them in their wedding section. You just blew my mind. lol πŸ™‚

We haven’t picked out our music yet! Our priest hasn’t even told us the order of the ceremony yet 😑 

You guys are making me feel bad! lol πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Mrs.tobe:wow, sorry I tried to be helpful.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@mandi.pitt: Yeah, I’m learning that @Mrs.tobe: is my virtual wedding planner. Since hers is the day before mine, I rely on her to remind me that I’m sooooo far behind πŸ™‚

@Mrs.tobe: Uhhhh, the programs are on the list of things to do during the 2 weeks my Maid/Matron of Honor is on vacay. Joke’s on me! We have the booklet and will start planning our ceremony next month. I’m sure you can provide a template to make this DIY a piece of cake for me – lol!

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