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Can I get a custom design to match my invitations?

In most cases, I am able to remove aspects of your invitation if it is in digital format and use it on your wedding unity candles.  Get in touch by email, info@weddingcandles.ie, or send me a message by clicking the Message Us button to chat about your design by WhatsApp.  

What is a wedding unity candle set?

The story of the unity candles is one of symbolism, so the ceremony is suitable for civil ceremonies, church weddings, registry offices, destination weddings, or however you choose to celebrate your special day, personalised wedding unity candles are a beautiful addition to the promise you make to each other on the day.

At the beginning of the ceremony you will both be invited to light the side candles - these represent you as individuals.  Later on, you will be invited to use the flame from the side candles to light the main unity candle symbolising your unity in marriage.  That’s when the Big Promise is made to love and cherish each other forevermore. So romantic!

Do I need three wedding candles or just one?

You need three candles which can come in several different sizes.  The side candles represent you as individuals, the main unity candle represents you as a married couple. 

Type One - A Main Unity Pillar Candle & 2 Slim Side Tapers.

The tapers are long, slim candles. (See sizes below)  This set will need either a stand or a floral arrangement.  I sell the stands here on the website, or you can speak to your florist about creating a display for you. 

Type Two - A Main Unity Pillar Candle and 2 Smaller Side Pillars. 

You don’t need a stand or a floral arrangement for this style unity set.  The pillars are stand-alone, so if purchasing a stand or floral arrangement is not in your budget, consider just placing the candles on the altar or table, scattering a few silk rose petals around the base of the candles.  Perfectly displayed without the extra expense.

Can I match my child's christening or naming day candle to my wedding candles? 

Yes, if you purchased your candles from me I can use the template to create a matching design for you.  Please get in touch beforehand to discuss. 

How do I care for my candles? 

Store your candles in your home wrapped in tissue and bubble wrap away from heating systems and water supplies.  Extreme fluctuations in temperature and damp conditions will damage the candles.  If you would like to display your candles avoid sunny areas as the print will fade and change colour over time. 

It's recommended you...

Don't store your candles in the boot of your car for safekeeping until the day.

Don't store your candles beside radiators or fireplaces. 

Don't spray cleaning supplies near or on the candles as the print will smudge. 

Don't submerge the candle in water, or use a wet cloth to clean the candles.

Don't allow your children to play with the candles. 

Don't store the candles in the hot press for safekeeping. 

Don't leave the candles where playful dogs can reach (and eat) the candles. 

Don't leave your candles in full sun at your outdoor ceremony, particularly in hot climates.

Don't spray your floral arrangement with water to freshen it up when the candles are already set in the display.  

Don't pass the candles around the dinner table to show your guests how lovely they are if serving BBQ chicken wings.

Candle Sizes 

Standard Unity Candle - 8cm x 20cm

Side Pillar Candles - 8cm x 15cm 

Side Tapers - 1.5cm x 23cm

What is a Slim Lighting Taper? 

These are used to light the unity candles rather than remove the candles from the display or stand.  

Remembrance & Memorial Candles - What are they used for? 

Lighting a candle dedicated to those who have passed is a lovely comforting way to feel their presence on your wedding day.  You can have the candle lighting so they are present, just as your other guests are before you enter the ceremony area.  Or you can incorporate it into your Lighting Ceremony.  There is no right or wrong way, it’s about how you would like the ceremony to proceed. 

Got a question?

Ask Lynda by emailing info@weddingcandles.ie or message us by clicking the 'Contact Us' button here on the website. 

Do my Wedding Unity Candles need to be personalised.

No, they don’t need to be personalised. It’s very much a personal decision, but in my own opinion, personalising the candles makes the promise you make to each other, when lighting the candles, even more, personal and special. 

Can I collect my candles?

At the moment I am not offering a collection service.  All orders are shipped with An Post which is a tracked service.

Do we ship internationally?

I'm afraid not, I ship to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland only. 

Why should I order from WeddingCandles.ie

If you are looking for a professional, friendly, helpful service, if you’d like updates on your order, if you don’t want to wait months, wondering if your candles are going to arrive on time, if you’d like a quality finish without the use of stickers or transfers, if you want a stress free experience, then you should order from WeddingCandles.ie

Specialising in custom designs and venue drawings, Lynda’s attention to detail is second to none whether it is a custom design or a simple unity set.  But don’t just take our word for it…check out our Google reviews and our reviews here on the website.   Let our customers help you make your decision.