Wedding Traditions: The Unity Candle

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

The lighting of unity candles is done in traditional wedding ceremonies, especially in the U.S. The tradition has however spread to the rest of the world fast. The unity candle lighting ceremony is all about the lighting of 2 taper candles using a larger pillar candle that is in the center. The lighting is usually done at the beginning of wedding ceremonies. Lighting is usually done by representatives from the two families, usually the mothers of the groom and the bride. This ceremony has been taking place after the making of formal vows in the past few years and the bride and the groom have been using the 2 taper candles to light the larger pillar candle. Below are the different reasons why you should consider having a unity candle ceremony at your wedding.

  • A unity candle ceremony, as the term suggests, brings the two families together.
  • The symbolism of the unity candle lighting (which represents love and allegiance) is important because it acts as a constant reminder to the bride and the groom and to the families of the bride and the groom about the union.
  • The unity candle lighting ceremony is important because it has a historical meaning.
  • The unity candle lighting ceremony is a symbol that the bride and the groom have an equal role to play in the wedding.
  • The unity candle lighting ceremony adds an air of tradition to the wedding.

You could hire a wedding planner to help with the unity candle lighting ceremony.

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