Since the use of unity candles in weddings is a fairly new practice, nothing about the unity candle ceremony is written in stone. And for this reason, everything about the unity candle ceremony can be personalized to fit your desires, including if it is decorated and how.

Unity candles are likely to become keepsakes for wedded couples, and for this reason, the candles are often decorated with something special or meaningful. Here are some ideas on what you can decorate your unity candle with:

A meaningful inscription

You and your spouse-to-be can come up with something that embodies your love and have it on your unity candle, whether it be your vows, some special words you have written about each other, some scripture, or a poem that is particularly meaningful to you.

A photo of the couple

You can have a photo of you and your significant other placed on your unity candle. Some places have custom candle services that may be able to do this for you, or, you can place the photo on the candle yourself and surround it with a lacy or beaded frame if you are particularly crafty.


Speaking of being crafty, many people like to have unity candles that are simply adorned with some lovely lace, floral patterns, beads, or other ornamentation. You can consider doing this yourself or choose from the variety of decorated unity candles that are available at wedding and candle shops.

Wedding invitations

One more way to commemorate this lovely day on your unity candle is to have your wedding invitation placed on the candle.

As you can see, there are a number of ways to make this keepsake extra special, what is important is that you and your loved one choose these details of the wedding according to what is most meaningful to you.