A basket of candles that come in a pair
In all different colors, for you two to share
The white candles are the first pair to light
Use them to celebrate your first married night
Red candles set the mood and pave the way
For your first married Valentine’s Day
The lavender candles are for after your first fight
Use them to burn while making up all night
Now, when your first year of marriage is through
The light blue anniversary pair, will light for you two.
By this time we hope, maybe, just maybe
You can light the dark green ones on the birth of your baby
And just when you thought you would put these away
Take the light green ones out for your fifth anniversary
Now just one pair left – for the big 2-5,
The anniversary pair that will keep your love alive.
Congratulations ____ & _____
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 to blow them out before bed!
I change the poem slightly every time, but I always leave in the candle for the first baby (it always gets the best reaction). Regardless of how many candles I choose to use, this is hands down the best bridal shower gift! It is incredibly sentimental and it gives the bride a chance to realize that she is about to get married! It always catches everyone by surprise.
Best part about this gift is that it can be budget friendly. If you want to spend more, you can always purchase candlesticks from the bride and groom's registry to go along with it (or just add a gift from the registry).