Search thousands of topics on CostHelper

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Weddings  > Unity Candle

Unity Candle Cost


How Much Does a Unity Candle Cost?

 
low costStands: $15-$25average costCandles: $10-$75high costSets: $35-$100
post Post   Comments (1)  

As part of a wedding ceremony, many couples choose to light a unity candle. Two honored participants, usually the bride's mother and groom's mother, each light a tapered candle at the start of the ceremony as representing their family. Later during the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom each take their lit taper candle and join them together to help light the large unity candle as a symbol of coming together. The Wedding Channel[1] lists variations of the unity candle ceremony.

Typical costs:

  • Unity candle sets including candles and stands typically range from $35 to $100. Advantage Bridal offers a scattered-crystal unity candle set for $72.
  • Unity candles typically range from $10 to $75, not including stands. For example, Joann.com sells a decorated center candle and two pillar candles[2] for $43 shipped. In general, more expensive unity candles are characterized by personalized details, like a couple's names and wedding date. They may also be embellished with crystals, ribbon and charms.
  • Unity candle stands typically range from $15 to $25, not including candles. Elegant unity candle stands from Waterford Crystal[3] cost $340, but this is uncommon.
  • As an alternative choice (especially if candles aren't practical), unity sand kits typically range from $30 to $80. Advantage Bridal[4] sells a unity sand kit for $50.
Related articles: Centerpieces, Wedding Flowers, Ice Sculpture or Chocolate Fountain

What should be included:
  • A unity candle set should include a wide-base candle, typically white. There should also be two taller taper candles and a holder for each candle.
  • A unity sand kit typically contains two or three colors of sand, each contained in a small pouring vase. The officiant may pour one color of sand into the bottom of the vase and the bride and groom may take turns pouring their sand into a tall glass vase, which is included in the kit.
Additional costs:
  • If ordering unity candles online, expect to pay $7 to $15 for standard shipping within the U.S.
Shopping for a unity candle:
  • Plain candles from a department or craft store can be dressed up with beads and ribbon to coordinate with the rest of the ceremony. The DIY Network[5] offers instructions on how to use a wedding invitation and common craft supplies to personalize a plain unity candle.
  • Consider dressing up a unity candle with a favorite verse or poem, like this Irish unity candle[6] , in lieu of a traditional monogram.
  • Online retailers, like House of Brides[7] or Unbeatable Sale[8] , offer a variety of unity candles ranging from inexpensive to elaborate.
  • Check out unity candles from independent sellers on eBay[9] and Etsy[10] . Make sure the seller has positive feedback before placing an order.
  • The Knot[11] suggests alternatives for unity candles in a wedding ceremony, including flowers, wine or sand.
post Post   Comments (1)  
CostHelper News


7 Ways to Stretch Your Reduced Food Budget
End of the year budgets are tight for everyone, especially in this economy.It's especially hard for the millions of Americans who depend on government programs like food stamps to help make ends meet. || Posted November 11 2013


Fix-it Favorites: Duct Tape and WD-40
My mother taught me that all home fixit-projects can be accomplished with either duct tape or WD-40. If something shouldn't move and it does, use duct tape. If something should move and it doesn't, use WD-40. || Posted September 30 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Brother
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Gloria Caldwell in Amityville, NY.Posted: April 15th, 2020 04:04AM
Candles
Butterflies
And a release of white doves
How much for a package like that
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam


 

Comment On Your Experience With a Unity Candle
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  weddings.weddingchannel.com/wedding-planning-ideas/wedding-ceremony-ideas/qa/what-...
  2.  www.joann.com/wilton-sweetheart-unity-candle-set/xprd985576/
  3.  www.home-decorating-co.com/waterford-crystal-wedding-heirloom-giftware.html?utm_so...
  4.  www.advantagebridal.com/glpoweceset.html
  5.  www.diynetwork.com/decorating/how-to-make-unity-candles/index.html
  6.  www.littlethingsfavors.com/ircechuncase.html?ref=base
  7.  www.houseofbrides.com/default.aspx
  8.  search1.unbeatablesale.com/?D=unity+candle&Nty=1&N=0&Dk=0&Ntt=unity+candle
  9.  www.ebay.com/sch/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m570.l1313&_nkw=unity+candle&_sacat=See-...
  10.  www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_query=unity+candle&search_type=handmade
  11.  wedding.theknot.com/wedding-questions/ceremony-questions-advice/qa/alternatives-to...
More Weddings Topics
Check Out All Costs for Weddings How Much Do Wedding Flowers Cost? How Much Does a Groom's Suit or Tuxedo Cost? How Much Does a Champagne Toast Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Replace Toilet Wax Ring (DIY)
Paid: 25.00
Cost could have been cheaper, but previous owners hired a plumber and contractor who didn't do the job right. So we ran into problems. The first wax ring didn't work, so we had to buy the old fashioned type... [more]
-JT Holm
Toilet Repair Cost
Plumbing totourial
Paid: 0.00
I am appalled by some of these charges myself and yes plumbers have a hard,disgusting and exhausting job and it’s not for everyone... [more]
-Caleb Domec
Plumber Cost
Ischemic stroke
Paid: 89000.00
I had a CT scan, they called helicopter to transfer to trauma hospital in Atlanta, but neurosurgeon there said the stroke is is I n a deep area, and would be too dangerously to remove the clot surgically... [more]
-Marie-Jose
Stroke Treatment Cost
Connective tissue graft
Paid: 1300.00
Had to get a connective tissue graft for three of my teeth on my lower left and likely will need a few more done down the road (genetics). The procedure took about an hour and was pain-free... [more]
-
Gum Tissue Graft Cost
Alaska propane pricing 2020
Paid: 130.71
No contract price is $3.87 x 32.8 gallons + $3.81 fee = delivered remote Cooper Landing Alaska. New contract renewal $1.91/gallon for delivery plus propane cost which I need to check on... [more]
-Keith Mantey
Propane Cost
Funeral
Paid: 160.00
Can somebody contact me... [more]
-Terrance Samuel
Releasing Doves Cost