Bridal shower candle gifts accompanied by a candle poem are one of the biggest traditions in the world of bridal shower presents. This beautiful gift has managed to stand the test of time, proving to be a success each time.
In its essence, the bridal shower candle poem consists of several touching lines. It gets red out loud during the party, after which the bride-to-be receives her gift. Here is something more about the tradition.
The Bridal Shower Candle Poem
The bridal shower candle poem reads:
A Basket of Candles for (name of bride-to-be)
A basket of candles that come in a pair
In all different colors, for you two to share.
The white ones burn first;
They are wrapped in white lace
To celebrate your first married night
In your new chosen place.
The green pair is taller, and also much thinner;
Burn with the first company you have over for dinner.
The dark blue candles are for after your first fight;
Use them to burn while making up all night.
Pink candles set the mood and pave the way
For your first married Valentine’s Day.
Now, when your first year of marriage is through,
The cream anniversary pair, will light for you two.
Red candles aflame, both your futures are bright;
Celebrate promotions you’ve worked toward with all of your might.
By this time we hope, maybe, just maybe
You can light the purple ones, on the birth of your baby.
And just when you thought you’d put these away,
Take the light blue ones out for your fifth anniversary day.
Now just one more pair left – for the big “two five” -
The anniversary pair that will keep your love alive.
Congratulations (name of bride-to-be) and (name of groom)
On the start of your forever.
May the two of you always be happy together.
And burn these candles just the way we said,
But please don’t forget: blow them out before bed!
Certain variations of the candle poem do exist but in its essence it remains unchanged. It serves as an explanation of the gift and a cute souvenir from the bridal shower. If you plan on making this gift, choose beautiful paper and have the poem printed on it. Select a lovely font that will make the poem a pretty and integral part of the present.
Bridal Shower Candle Gifts
The candle poem traditionally accompanies a gift basket that consists of candles. Choose two candles of each color and try to stick to the tones listed in the poem. Arrange the basket in a pretty manner by adding ribbons and flowers to it.
Many party supply stores offer candle baskets alongside the candle poem that is printed on a beautiful card. If you lack the time to put the present together on your own, you can make use of the store-bought option. Still, a gift basket that you make on your own will have more heart and character than the generic present that resembles so many others.
To make the present even more intriguing, you can choose scented candles. This way, it will look and smell amazing. You have the creative freedom to select any candles you like – the shape and size of these is irrelevant, as long as you manage to provide all of the pairs listed in the poem.
Bridal shower candle gifts look stylish and beautiful. The symbolism presented in the candle poem will turn this present into something even more attractive. A candle basket will always be appreciated.