(Closed) Unity candles- only mothers?

posted 6 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@futureJNS:  We had a Catholic wedding, and we had the mothers light the candles… but our church was completely confused by the idea.  In fact, there was a funny moment in the middle of the mass when the priest told us to get up and go light the candles, and I pointed to them and they had already been lit!  So that’s definitely not the norm down here.  That being said, I stole the idea of having the mothers do it from one of my BMs, who had a Catholic wedding in Minnesota.  I don’t know if having the mothers do it is the norm at her church or not.

Post # 4
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

yeah, at every catholic wedding i’ve been to (which is a lot, lol), the mothers have lit the unity candles- but only the smaller ones. the big center candle is lit by the bride & groom. they each take one of the smaller candles and use it to light the bigger one.

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