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2016年10月21日

Wedding Customs – Lighting of Candles

Candles are symbolic in most Western weddings. There are four parts to lighting candles during the ceremony, and two types of candles to light – candles for family and candles for marriage. The ones for marriage are only lighted after the newlyweds exchanged their vows and are declared husband and wife.

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The first part – lighting the candles for family – represents the groom, bride, and both of their families.

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The second part – lighting the candles for marriage – represents the couple’s union and their life together as one after the wedding.

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The third part involves families and guests on both sides to light the candles, symbolising the couple’s life from there onwards.

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For the fourth and final part, the couple has to the light the candle in the middle, symbolising that their lives have come together as one.

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Who would have thought that every single step of the process carries such great significance? We hope you’ve learned something new about weddings today!

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