Have you ever tried to light a candle and it just doesn’t want to light? It’s weird, right?!? Well, imagine trying to do this in front of a church with 100+ wedding guests staring at you!
Here are our recommended steps for ensuring Unity Candle success!
- Make sure that your wick is approximately 1/4″ long. If your wick is any shorter, your candle will probably not burn correctly. This is especially helpful for pillar candles.
- Pre-lit candles tend to light quicker, so we recommend that you pre-light your unity candles and let them burn for approximately 30 seconds before you blow them out. Then, lighting them during the actual wedding ceremony should be a breeze!
- And, while we are on the subject of candles, let’s talk about those “dang blasted” grill lighters!!! Just say no! Instead, place a lit votive candle in front of your unity candle. When family members light the unity candle tapers, they can simply dip their tapers into the pre-lit votive for a much easier light. (The fabulous Saundra Hadley shared the pre-lit votive tip with me years ago!)