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Anyone tried a unity candle for an outdoor wedding?
My fiancee and I can't decide on a unity candle or sand ceremony for our outdoor wedding. My fiancee likes the unity candle idea but I'm having a hard time finding something unique. Our pastor suggested hurricane candle holders to shield the flame but I can't find any I like. Does anyone have a suggestion or have they seen hurricane candle holders that look nice?

Married: 05/10/2008
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Posted On: Mar 5, 2008 at 1:26 PM | Vendors are allowed | Add to My Watchlist | Flag As Inappropriate

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Mar 05, 2008 at 2:35 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
You should have a look at the website below.
They have a really neat "Floating Unity Candle and Vase", "Personalized Unity Sand Ceremony Kit" and a "personalized Hurricane"

A friend of mine got the Personalized Hurricane Kit for her outdoor October wedding (in Michigan!!) and it was really pretty!

Also if the prices are too high, you can always get an idea of what you like from the site and head out to a local craft store and find what you need!
Good Luck!
Mar 05, 2008 at 2:48 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
You wouldn't necessarily need a traditional hurricane glass, check out some vases, or even wine/water glasses that you could put a wider candle in. The best advice I can give is TEST IT, TEST IT, TEST IT! Take the vase/glass outside on a windy day and try to light it. If it doesn't work, I would suggest the sand.


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Mar 06, 2008 at 4:28 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Well, they're always good for a laugh! Even in glass, a candle is more likely to go out in a breeze. I like the candle better than sand because the flame is one, but the sand is still separate pieces. I would try larger pillar candles in big glass vases - the pillars are stable for outside and you can use any vase that fits. The further the candle is from the top, the better chance it has staying lit. Don't for get th individual candles, though!

Married: 12/06/2008
Mar 06, 2008 at 7:52 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I've seen some really neat sand vases, where you each pour some colored sand into a vase and it makes this sand art vase as an alternative to the unity candle. I saw it in Wedding Star magazine last month... and it was super reasonable.

Married: 11/29/2008
Mar 07, 2008 at 5:40 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I think the idea of the sand ceremony is a good choice. A previous post said the flame is one and the sand is individuals. True but when you look at the sand(each a different color)you see the sand combined. Each of you have different personalities and the sand represents you. The sand is mixed but it would be almost impossible to pick and seperate each color once combined. You're individuals combined as one. Make sense? Plus the sand vase will make a beautiful addition to your home. Something to represent your lives together. Hope it helps.
Mar 10, 2008 at 7:05 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I like the candle, because of the symbolism behind it. Two alternative decorate your the hurricane vase to your liking or use a oil w/ a wick (it will withstand a breeze and not blow out) instead of a candle.

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