This page of unity candle songs is for you If you're lighting a unity candle or doing the unity sand ceremony in your wedding. Some of the following songs are especially appropriate for blended families.
While the exact history and origin of the unity candle is a bit "cloudy", it is mostly associated with Christian weddings in the U.S. It is not, however, a religious ceremony in and of itself, and for that reason, some churches--ie. some very conservative churches and some Catholic churches--do not allow it during the ceremony. Again, make sure you check!
Basically, the unity candle symbolizes one or both of the following: the couple becoming one unit or the coming together of two families into one united family that rejoices in and loves the newly created union.
After jointly lighting the unity candle, often the bride and groom will then extinguish their individual flame. However, some couples choose to leave their individual flame lit, indicating that they are retaining their individuality amidst their union.
While qualifying nicely for unity candle songs, the following songs are also suitable for other parts of the wedding ceremony such as before or after readings, after the vows are exchanged, after a prayer, and during communion.
As usual, click on a song link to go to an MP3 song clip of that particular song. Where an MP3 clip is not available, the link goes to the CD that contains the song. You can then locate the song on the CD and listen to a clip.
Now that you've decided upon music for the lighting of your unity candle or as special music within the ceremony, you'll want to start looking at some jubilant wedding recessional music to send you on your way...........