If you would like to include a special moment
in lighting a candle for a lost loved one, you can do so during the
Unity Candle Ceremony.
Light a Memorial Candle.
If you want to include grandparents or parents
that you have lost before you light your Unity Candle, you may want
to think about adding this to your ceremony: provide a table at or
near the front of the ceremony venue. On it, place a Memorial Candle
in tribute to your loved ones. Ask your Officiant to include them at
the beginning of the candle-lighting ceremony. For example, "Before
(Bride) and (Groom) light a candle to symbolize their union, they
will light a candle in honor of (Loved One), whom they dearly miss,
and who they know is present with them here today." Then, light the
Memorial Candle, ask the Officiant to say a prayer, then move to the
altar to light your Unity Candle. Another way to honor loved ones is
to light a Memorial Candle, then place a rose in front of the candle
Light Taper Candles In Memoriam.
It is traditional to have one or both parents
light the individual tapers for their children before the bride and
groom light the Unity Candle. If one or both of your parents is
deceased, there are several ways to honor them. First, you the bride
or groom can light the taper yourself and ask the Officiant to
acknowledge the act before you light the Unity Candle. You may also
think of using candelabras, and having sisters, brothers, or other
family members light a candle for each relative that is no longer
More Memorial Ideas
Have a special moment in the ceremony when
all your family members can come forward and light candles in
memorial of loved ones.
As a beautiful reminder and also a keepsake
of your wedding, have a Memorial Candle printed with your loved
one's name on it.