Posted on 18th Dec 2013
No wedding is complete without the beautiful glow cast by the many candles that decorate the venue. There is no fixed number of candles at weddings, and the different religious rites for weddings each suggest different numbers of candles.
At weddings, candles are just the normal ones used at Mass. Since most Catholic weddings take place with a Mass, the same candles are used. Sometimes the pastor may decide to use a Paschal.
The candles at the altar are required. They represent the light of Christ and respect for the Mass itself.
In the recent past, the unity candles have been added to the traditional wedding ceremony. This is very most popular in the United States. The unity candle ceremony uses two taper candles with a large pillar candle (called the "unity candle") in the center. The ceremony starts with a represetative from the brides and the grooms family lighting the taper candle. Then as the ceremony progresses, the bride and the groom use the taper candles to light the large pillar (the unity candle) together.
The unity candle is often decorated with the wedding invitation or an inscription and these candles are almost always white in color. The couple may then save the unity candle and relight it on anniversaries.
Candles are also used as part of the décor. With the right wedding decoration ideas, and a little creativity along with some discount shopping can help a couple have an elegant, stylish event without breaking the bank. And it leaves guests feeling as if they were at a lavish event! Candles add romantic lighting to your event. And when bought at discounted rates, do not strain your budget. You can use garden style centerpieces surrounded by tea lights or votive candles for extra glitter, and place the candles on mirrored bases for elegant reflections.
The ambient light emitted from candles casts a beautiful glow. They can create a whimsical, romantic or elegant mood, and on the wedding day, all three qualities are essential. You can select from decorative candle favors, candelabras, votive candles, luminaries and even exquisite candle centerpieces.
Wedding candles are often used as centerpieces. The delicious food set out during the cocktail hour can be highlighted subtle votives . An enchanted dinner atmosphere can be created by hanging small candles from centerpiece branches. Of late, many brides are opting to replace traditional flower centerpieces entirely with candle centerpieces, an affordable alternative that also helps to set a memorable tone. These beautiful centerpieces can then double up at wedding favors. The couple can just invite the guests to take home one of the centerpieces at the end of the evening. These luminous favors make a memorable gift for your guests.
You can also choose to decorate the buffet table with pillars ir votives to set the right mood.
Or if you wish to be creative, you can create a lighted walkway with luminary bags with the use of tea lights.