Unity Candle Ceremonies

The Unity candle symbolizes the joining of families, the merging of two individuals, the creation of a blended family etc. You may light one candle or several candles in this short ceremony. Feel free to browse the Internet for different versions of this type of ceremony.

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Marriage Commissioner:

At this time we will have the lighting of the unity candle. I would like to ask representatives of both families to light one of the Unity candles. Will you come forward and light a candle please.

Before the Bride and Groom light their wedding candle, allow me to explain the symbolism behind these candles.

The two outside candles have been lit to symbolize the union of these two young people and the two families from which they come.

The bride and groom will light the center candle from the other two. The three candles will remain lit.

One candle for each of them, one candle for the unity of their new family, and as symbols of their commitment to each other and to a lasting and loving marriage.

Bride and Groom please light your candle.


Short Version of the Unity Candle

"As we light this candle, let it represent the unity of [Bride] and [Groom] life together from this moment on. As this one light cannot be divided, neither shall their marriage or lives be divided. May the radiance of this one light be a testimony of your unity."