Wedding Ceremony Elements | Top 3 Unity Candle Ceremonies
Unity Candle Ceremonies can be conducted in many ways, limited only by the imagination. One thing, however, that they all have in common is that they are symbolic of a union / unity for wedding, commitment, vow renewal, naming, reunion and even funeral ceremonies.
Below are three samples of the most frequently used ceremonies.
1. Unity Candle Ceremony (Leaving All Candles Burning)
The couple will commemorate their marriage by lighting a Unity Candle (Couple walk over to the candles)
The individual candles represent all that makes each of you the wonderful and unique person the other admires and respects. The Unity Candle in the center symbolizes the union of your lives, families, and friends, as well as your shining commitment to each other, and to a lasting and loving marriage. This candle is lit after your vows.
2. Unity Candle Ceremony (Extinguishing Individual Candles)
Same as the above with the addition of:
Extinguish the two flames symbolizing your previous lives and you are forever united together in love after you say your vows and light your center candle.
3. Unity Candle Ceremony (Involving family)
You can have your parents or someone special light the taper that you are going to light your individual candles with or you can just light them yourselves.
The individual candles represent your lives before today. Lighting the center candle represents that your two lives are now joined to one light, and represents the joining together of your two families and sets of friends to one.
Each of the above ceremonies can be concluded with: