Using Candles To Spice Up Your Event


Candles are a long-standing tradition when it comes to weddings. They are often featured in every aspect of an event – from the ceremony to the cocktail hour and reception. If you are planning to incorporate candles into your wedding design, why not spice it up a bit by getting creative and using them in unexpected ways?

Creating Spaces

Candles are a great way to define different areas of your wedding, especially if you have an open-concept floor plan. Lead your guests to the ceremony with a pathway lined in beautifully lit candles or corner your dance floor with clusters of light to give that dark and intimate vibe for guests dancing the night away. If you are concerned about open flames, consider using LED candles in high traffic areas instead.

Out-of-the-Box Containers

Instead of using the popular hurricane lanterns or votive candles, try wine bottles at varying heights with tapers instead of the classic candelabra, or different sized terra-cotta pots with pillar candles – the possibilities are endless! With that in mind, be sure to check with your venue on their open flame policies.

Hanging Candles

Candles shouldn’t be relegated simply to the table – go ahead and hang them up for a dramatic effect! Think fireflies on a summer night or twinkle lights in a forest. Battery-operated candles are perfect in this scenario, and serve as a unique and whimsical way to wow your guests while evoking that starry night feel.

DIY Projects

DIY projects are all about adding a personal touch to your celebration. While there’s nothing wrong with the classic look of ivory pillars in hurricane vases, it’s all the more fun to dress them up. Have a date with Pinterest to find inspiration- just remember to avoid flammable materials when making your creations.

Unique and creative ideas are what makes each wedding different. When you are deciding which elements you want to include in your special day, be sure that they are personal to you and make sense for your overall wedding vision.

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