Unity Candle Songs

The Unity Candle event takes place during the wedding ceremony after the bride and groom exchange their vows.  Typically, the bride lights a single candle for herself and the groom lights a single candle for himself.  Then, the bride and groom light their “unity candle” together with their single lit candles.  A unity candle song is played during the unity candle lighting ceremony.

Another great show of bringing families together through matrimony is to have parents and/or grandparents light candles and then pass the candles onto their respective daughter, bride, and son, groom.  The bride and groom then light their unity candle together.

unity candle songs

98 Degrees – I Do (Cherish You)
Alison Krauss – When You Say Nothing At All
Amy Grant – Say Once More
Atlantic Starr – Always

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Bebo Norman – A Page Is Turned
Ben Harper – By My Side
Bette Midler – The Rose
Beyonce – Ave Maria
Brian McComas – I Could Never Love You Enough
Bryan Adams – Everything I Do (I Do For You)
Bryan Adams – When You Love Someone
Case – Happily Ever After
Charlotte Church & Josh Groban – The Prayer
Cher & Peter Cetera – After All
Clay Davidson – Unconditional
Cliff Richard & Sarah Brightman – All I Ask Of You
Clint Black – When I Said I Do
Debby Boone – You Light Up My Life
Diamond Rio – I Was Meant To Be With You
Elton John – Circle Of Life
Emmylou Harris – Pledging My Love
Firehouse – I Live My Life For You
Heatwave – Always and Forever
John Tesh – Give Me Forever (I Do)
Josh Groban – You Raise Me Up
Keith Urban – Your Everything
Kelly Clarkson – A Moment Like This
Kenny Chesney – Me And You
Kenny G – The Wedding Song
Kenny Lattimore – For You
Lari White – Amazing Grace
Leann Rimes – You Light Up My Life
Leon Patillo – Flesh Of My Flesh
Luciano Pavarotti – Ave Maria
Marc Cohn – True Companion

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Martina McBride – I Just Call You Mine
Mary Chapin Carpenter – Grow Old With Me
Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
Natalie Cole – Inseparable
Nick Lachey – This I Swear
Peter, Paul & Mary / Noel Paul Stookey – Wedding Song (There Is Love)
Rascal Flatts – I Melt
Ronan Keating – When You Say Nothing At All
Sarah Evans – No Place That Far
Shania Twain – Forever And For Always
Shania Twain & Bryan White – From This Moment On
Steven Curtis Chapman – I Will Be Here
Stryper – Honestly
Teddy Pendergrass – You’re My Latest, My Greatest Inspiration
Teresa James & David Chamberlin – Yours, Mine & Ours
The Beatles – Let It Be
Tracy Byrd – Keeper Of The Stars
Twila Paris & Steven Curtis Chapman – Faithful Friend
West Side Story Cast – One Hand, One Heart

Unity candles are a big business to candle companies.  They come in all sorts of sizes and colors.  For the do-it-yourself bride and groom, they can buy a standard candle.  Then, the candle can be decorated in your wedding colors with ribbon, beads and whatever suits your fancy.  Unity candles can be purchased as a single candle or in a candelabra setting with a single tapered candle on each side of the official unity candle.  To view and purchase unity candles, please visit our wedding shop.

Traditional wedding Unity Candle songs celebrate the union of the bride and groom.  Bridal couples can select romantic pop songs I Was Meant To Be With You by Diamond Rio, True Companion by Marc Cohn and Give Me Forever (I Do) by John Tesh.  Bridal couples can also select instrumental songs perfect for church weddings like Wedding Song by Kenny G.  Since the candles are being lit, a theme appropriate song would be You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone.

An alternative to the unity candle songs ceremony is the unity sand ceremony.  The unity sand ceremony can be done after the vows are read, as the unity candle ceremony would be, or while the vows are read. The sand ceremony uses multiple sand colors to fill a glass container such as a vase.  The bride and groom take turns filling a glass vase, or also known as the unity vase.  The sand colors can be coordinated with the bridal couple’s wedding colors.  The same unity candle songs above are also fitting for the sand ceremony.

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