WEDDING UNITY & MEMORIAL
The lighting of a wedding unity candle set is a relatively recent addition to the traditional wedding ceremony, most popular in the World. The unity candle ceremony uses two taper candles with a large pillar candle (called the “unity candle”) in the center.
At the beginning of the wedding ceremony, a representative from each family (usually the mothers of the bride and groom) light the two taper candles. Later in the ceremony (usually after the formal vows), the bride and groom use the two taper candles to light the large pillar (unity) candle together
A memory candle is merely a candle that has been designated by the bride and the groom to have special significance at their wedding. You can light a memorial candle at any point before or during the ceremony. It can also be placed at a memorial table and burned at the reception