(Closed) Who lights the unity candle?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
Member
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

I didn’t have one but at my brother’s wedding the mom’s did it.  I don’t think there is any reason why your mom can’t be your maid of honor and also light the unity candle.

Post # 4
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Your parents and his could light it as part of the unity candle ceremony before you two light the big candle.

Post # 5
Hostess
16196 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Usually the mothers light the first two candles after they’re escorted down the aisle (so before the processional has begun). You can change the order a bit and have the moms do it once they’re all present in the sanctuary (church wedding?).

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