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 while very uncommon, some churches--ie. extremely conservative churches and some Catholic churches--do not allow it during the ceremony. Again, make sure you check!
Basically, the unity candle/sand 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 rather than sand is used, 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.
Anywhere You Go
As Two Become One
Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod or Schubert)
Beautiful In My Eyes
Because You Loved Me
From This Moment On
Here And Now
Household of Faith
I Will Be Here
If You Do
It Will Always Be You
O Perfect Love
One Hand, One Heart
The Gift Of Love
Two Hearts, One Love
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...........