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Unity Candle?!?

What is the "tradition" of the unity candle?

I know I could have posted this in like, the tradition board, but I'm a Vegas bride so I wanted to ask my fellow Vegas brides.
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Re: Unity Candle?!?

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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_unity-candle-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:6db7aa34-2808-4a35-9ca2-eefa315537b3Post:186e1e70-504a-406f-8e46-f061618abbb1">Unity Candle?!?</a>:
    [QUOTE]What is the "tradition" of the unity candle? I know I could have posted this in like, the tradition board, but I'm a Vegas bride so I wanted to ask my fellow Vegas brides.
    Posted by BreannaNicole[/QUOTE]

    <p>It is sometimes performed to symbolize the joining together of the two families, and their love for the <a href="http://sitelife.theknot.com/wiki/Bride"><font color="#0645ad">bride</font></a> and the <a href="http://sitelife.theknot.com/wiki/Bridegroom" title="Bridegroom" class="mw-redirect"><font color="#0645ad">groom</font></a>, into one united family that loves the new husband and wife. More often it is to symbolize the union of two individuals, becoming one in commitment. The popular explanation is that the taper candles are lit by representatives from each family to symbolize the love and allegiance that each family has for either the bride or the groom.<sup class="reference"><a href="http://sitelife.theknot.com/ver1.0/Forums/#cite_note-0"><font size="2"><font color="#0645ad"><span>[</span>1<span>]</span></font></font></a></sup> As the bride and groom use these two flames to light the unity candle, they bring the love of both families together in a united love of the new couple. Generally, the two tapers are left burning and replaced in their holders (because each family's love for their own will continue). However, in some ceremonies they may blow out their individual candles.</p><p>When the ceremony is alternatively performed to symbolize simply the joining together of the bride and groom, the tapers may be blown out, to indicate that the two lives have been permanently merged, or they may leave them lit beside the central candle, symbolizing that the now-married partners have not lost their individuality.<sup class="reference"><a href="http://sitelife.theknot.com/ver1.0/Forums/#cite_note-1"><font size="2"><font color="#0645ad"><span>[</span>2<span>]</span></font></font></a></sup></p>
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    edited December 2011
    And everytime I've seen it done the MOB & MOG are the one's who light the individual candles
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    mizutamababymizutamababy member
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    edited December 2011
    We're doing one at our ceremony, but we haven't decided whether we'll do it as individuals, our have our mothers do it.  (I think the traditional way is the latter?)
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