The Veil – It symbolizes the covering of Christ in their lives.
The Cord – Symbolizes their walk through live together.
The Coins –Called arras (Both in Spanish and Tagalog). The custom comes from Spain. The groom gives the bride 13 coins. One representing CHRIST the others the 12 Apostles Blessings it was similar to a dowry a custom of the time.
The Candles – The lighting of the candles by the mothers area symbol of their blessing of couples union. When the center one is lit, THE COUPLE ARE NOW A NEW UNITED FAMILY! That is why its called a unity candle.