I have forgotten what/how the unity candle
thing works.... there seems to be three of them ? one of the same
kind on either side and a large one in the middle ? - what is the
procedure for lighting them? It seems to me that the mothers of
the parties did that and we could substitute one child on each
side, but what about the middle candle ??? I don't see anything
the sample ceremony that mentions these.
Actually, you have it just right, and yes, you
could have children light the two identical candles.
What happens then, though, is that at some point during the
ceremony, *you two* approach the candle area and each take the
candle on your side and use those two candles to kindle the flame
of the bigger unity candle together. That's the symbol of your
two lives joining to form a new one.
Does that make it a little clearer? I hope so. Feel free to
contact us if you have any additional question about this
ceremony. And I'll make
sure we look over the sample ceremony to make sure it's clear for
others, too. : )
Best wishes and many blessings to you and yours--
Sara Ambarian --Staff expert-- Foreverwed.com
author of "A Bride's Touch: A Handbook of Wedding Personality and
creative consultant/custom bridal designer
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