Mother's Lighting The Unity Candle, How Did You Do It?
Ok, so the wedding is now less than a week away! I am working on those final little details. I don't want people walking away saying bad things about my wedding. I've waited 40 years for this, I want it to look very professional, organized, and ELEGANT.
I am having the mothers light the tapers for the unity candle, but I don't know how I want them to do it. Here are my choices:
1) as the ushers escort the mothers, they will walk them all the way up to the altar, then let go of her arm, and allow them to walk the rest of the way to the candle alone. They light their candle, then go back to the usher, and be escorted to their seat.
2) ushers escort mothers to their seats. Accolyte comes down the aisle and lights all the candles up front. When he is finished, the mothers, together, come from their seats and light the candles.
3) the mothers walk up the aisle together, light the candles, go back down the aisle, then get escorted individually to their seats.
The first one is my idea. I think it will look very formal, and each mother will have her moment in the spotlight.
The 3rd idea is my mom's. I don't really like this choice, because I think she would rather make her "grand entrance" by herself, rather than walking in with mother of the groom.
Any advice? Or how did you do it at your wedding, or how to you plan to do it?