Two separate tapered candles and one Unity candle are lit, symbolizing the uniting of two families and two lives into one.
Couples may incorporate two single red roses into their ceremony, symbolizing their future life together.
The remembrance of departed family members through a special memorial candle lighting ceremony.
The couple's hands are symbolically 'bound' together by a silk scarf or a rope of flowers to signify the commitment being made by the couple.
Different coloured sand grains are poured into a central glass vase, by the couple, or by the couple including family members, to symbolize the joining of the two families and two lives as one.
The Renewal of Vows is a non-legal ceremony to renew marriage vows at various milestone anniversaries Other occasions can also be marked by the Renewal of Vows ceremony. There are no licence or witness requirements for a Renewal of Vows ceremony.