A Basket of Candles For (Bride's name)
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 (Bride and 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!
For this gift, you will need two of each color candle:
# Navy blue
# Light blue
# Silver - although the bridal shower candle poem doesn't mention this color directly, silver symbolizes twenty-five years of marriage.
You might stock your basket with candles in different sizes, shapes, even scents. The bridal shower poem only specifies the size of the green tapers.
Print the poem on attractive paper for the bride to keep long after the party. Tuck the candle poem into the bridal shower basket. At the party, read it aloud to the bride.