(Closed) Unity candle questions

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

My Fiance has a son from a previous relationship, and we have one together. We are doing a unity candle but I couldn’t think of how to include our kids in the unity candle. We are staying traditonal with the unity candle ceremony. Our moms will light our light our individual candles and then we will take them from our moms and light the larger candle together.

For your situation I think it would be nice if you did the tradional lighting but you could hold your daughter (I’m not sure how old she is) or she could could help hold the candle and the two of you could light your end together..

Post # 4
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Normally a unity candle signifies the unity of the couple. Two tapers one by the bride one by the groom and then at the same lit the pillar candle to signfy the union of marriage.


Post # 6
395 posts
Helper bee

Usually the parents (or sometimes just the moms) light the two little candles during the processional. Then sometime during the ceremony the bride and groom use the two little candles to light the one big candle. Then both little candles are blown out. It signifies the two becoming one. You could always have a third little candle that helps light the big one.

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