Tips: Top 7 Ways to Use Candles at Your Wedding


Candles can be one of the most powerful decor elements you use at your wedding. They’re romantic, they make cute gifts, and with so many varieties to choose from, you’re sure to find some to fit your theme!

So, in no particular order, here are my top 7 ways candles can be used as centerpieces, decor accessories, guest favors and so much more to help make your dream wedding a reality.

1. As Centerpieces


Whether they’re votives, pillars or tea lights, candles can be be used as the main attraction or the final finishing touches to your reception table centerpieces.

2. As Guest Favors


How cute are these?! Candle favors are such a fun way to tell your guests “thanks.” From miniature starfish candles to cinderella wedding carriage candles and everything in between, there is sure to be the perfect candle favor for your wedding!

So get creative, and don’t shy away from these outrageous little candles. They make great conversation pieces!

3. As Decor Accessories


Whether you use regular, battery operated or the floating kind, tea light candles are always a great versatile wedding decoration. Dress them up or down, use them as part of your table centerpieces or as a way to add a little light to the guest book table, the choice is yours!

4. At the Ceremony


The unity candle ceremony is a romantic gesture you typically do immediately following your vows. You each take a lit taper candle and together you light the “unity” pillar candle symbolizing the blending of your separate lives into one.

Memorial candles are a great way to acknowledge deceased loved ones during the ceremony. Personalize them for that extra special touch!

5. To Set the Mood


What is more romantic than soft candlelight?

Dimming the venue’s overhead lights and using candles to provide the light during the reception is a great way to really get the romantic ambiance going. Consider tea lights on the reception tables or pillar candles along the venue perimeter.

6. To Light the Way


I absolutely adore wedding luminaries! They’re so romantic, so chic and so practical too! Luminaries are a great way to show your guests the way from the ceremony to the reception area at an outdoor wedding venue.

Tea lights are also great for lining the aisle at a romantic beach wedding at sunset.

7. To Really Make Your Theme Pop


Including small candle details in your reception table decor or guest favors is a great way to add just a punch of playfulness and pizazz to your wedding theme. It’s absolutely acceptable to have a little fun with these cute candles no matter how formal your wedding is!

Happy weddings!


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2 thoughts on “Tips: Top 7 Ways to Use Candles at Your Wedding

  1. I love to use candle centerpieces. It creates a more intimate setting and ads lighting for dim receptions. The frog prince and wedding dress candle favours are also extremely adorable. One thing that I have to say is that tea lights are the best invention for weddings… ever.

    Danielle Gagnon
    Decoration Specialist

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