Ultimate Guide To Candle Shopping for Your Summer Wedding


Summer weddings are the perfect time for incorporating candlelight into eye-catching décor. Options range from crisp white monochromatic candlescapes to colorful Bohemian-style mixes of patterns, shapes and textures.

Candle lovers planning surely won’t be disappointed in their chances to feature their favorite design elements throughout their summer wedding!

Candles are perfect for all aspects of weddings, from ceremonies to receptions. Candlelit altars are ethereal and peaceful. Cluster pillar candles at different heights or line your aisle with tall vases of water with pretty floating candles.

Choose from traditional wax candles – either paraffin, which is most common, or a super eco-sensitive beeswax or soy variety – or explore the extremely wide variety of battery-operated LED lights available in many different, long-lasting colors and styles.

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When selecting candles for your summer wedding, don’t feel obligated to limit yourself to just one type in each area. An eclectic mix of tall, romantic tapers, sturdy pillars, and tea lights in votive cups can be tied together with a runner of greens overflowing into individual place settings.

Note that you may be subject to rules that impact your candle choices. Consult your venue coordinator to be certain that there are no restrictions on candles – many require them to be enclosed in glass, for example, ruling out some types of candelabras. If your heart is set on a certain décor piece, explore your LED options.

Choose Summery Containers

Mason jars are great containers for rustic chic weddings, are affordable and are available in many different colors. They add informal elegance to place settings and can line walkways or even hang from the branches of trees. And many couples still love classic luminaries in the summer. Who doesn’t love a romantic walk down a candlelit path?

When using any candle outdoors, make safety your first consideration. If you have any concern at all, opt for the battery-operated LED style lights. Not only are they safe, long-lasting, and available in practically every shape, size and color, but the newest ones even flicker like real candles.

Summer is the perfect season for candlelight. Parties extend late into warm evenings and color palettes are bright and crisp. Be creative with your choice of candle styles, colors and materials, to create your ideal look, and enjoy the natural, romantic ambience they bring to every design.

Audrey Isaac is the spokesperson for 100Candles.com, an online market that pairs high quality candles with unmatched customer service. From weddings and birthdays to holiday parties and fundraisers, 100Candles.com has enjoyed celebrating life’s biggest moments along with their customers since 2002.

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