(Closed) Unity Candle Question

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
48 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’ve always seen this done before the bride walks down the aisle—usually when each mother is escorted in, they go up and light their candle.  At one wedding, the MOG stood in the front and waited for the MOB and they both walked up together and lit them at the same time.

Post # 4
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I’ve seen it done when the mothers are seated which is usually after the grandmothers and right before the wedding party. Keep in mind if you do it this way that you need to allow a little extra music. You don’t want the mothers up at the front worrying about trying to light the candles AND worrying about the music running out. Hope this helps.

Post # 5
378 posts
Helper bee

Our pastor said their timeline is as follows – based on our wedding party:


Parents of the groom

Mother of the bride

Mothers light unity candle tapers

groomsmen/groom come in



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