Decoration Candles For Your Wedding: 10 Inspiring Ideas

wedding ceremony decoration with candles

Are you looking for creative and inspiring ideas for wedding decor? Check out how you can uplift the entire space with these candles as they are one of the most popular wedding decorations. They add a romantic ambiance to any celebration. They are also relatively inexpensive and easy to find. So why not use them to make your D-day even more beautiful and special? In this blog post, well explore some inspiring ideas for wedding decoration candles.  Lets take a look!

#1: Use Taper Candles For A Classic Look

Taper candles in candelabras are a great option to place as centerpieces on the table. You can also use them as part of a unity ceremony or as part of a romantic dinner. You can also use battery-operated taper candles to ensure your candles stay lit throughout the night.

#2: Create A Magical Aisle With Floating Candles

Floating candle centerpiece

For a simple yet stunning and elegant centerpiece idea, consider using floating candles. Fill glass bowls or vases with water and float candles on the surface. You can add petals or greenery to enhance the visual appeal. Floating candle centerpieces are not only easy to create but also provide an elegant and ethereal touch to your reception tables.

#3: Light Up The Night With Lanterns

Lanterns have been used for centuries as a source of light and as part of wedding decorations. Especially, if you're planning a rustic or outdoor wedding, candle lanterns are the perfect decor choice. Opt for vintage or distressed lanterns and place candles inside them. Line the pathways or scatter them around the venue to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. You can also use lanterns to light up your reception area or to light up pathways or gardens. You can even use them to light up your wedding cake! The flickering candlelight combined with the rustic charm of lanterns will add a cozy and intimate feel to your wedding.

#4: Use Candles To Create A Romantic Getaway

Use a candle-lit pathway for the entry of the bride and groom. You can also use candles to light up a private room or corner of the reception area. You can also use them as part of a romantic dinner or a special moment between the couple.  You can also create a captivating ambiance for your walk down the aisle by lining it with beautiful candles. Choose decorative candle holders or lanterns that match your wedding theme and place them strategically along the aisle. As you take each step toward your future spouse, the flickering candlelight will add a sense of romance and anticipation to the moment.

#5: Create A Sparkling Centerpiece With Sparklers

Add sparkler candles. They are not only an easy and fun way to add a bit of sparkle to your wedding decorations but also offer picture-perfect scenery for a dedicated photo booth and are an ongoing trend in most wedding or dinner parties. They produce less smoke and are harmless, therefore completely safe to use indoors on edible items such as cakes and confectionaries. 

#6: Enchanted Tabletops With Tealight Candles

Tealight candles can be used to add a cozy and comfy feel to the atmosphere. Its beautiful simmer and the soft lightning give an extremely calming effect to the guests, making them feel more comfortable and welcomed. Also, because of their tiny size, they can be placed anywhere in the house, for example, can also use them to create a romantic atmosphere in the reception hall.

#7: Candle Chandeliers

Candle Chandeliers decoration

For a touch of extravagance and glamour, consider candle chandeliers. These stunning pieces can be suspended from the ceiling, creating a breathtaking focal point. Choose chandeliers that complement your wedding theme and style. As the candles illuminate the space, they will exude opulence and create an unforgettable ambiance.

#8: Hanging Candles

Make a statement by incorporating hanging candles into your wedding decor. Whether it's outdoor or indoor, hanging candles create a stunning visual impact. Hang them from tree branches, arches, or chandeliers to add height and drama to your wedding venue. The soft illumination from above will mesmerize your guests.

#9: Personalized Candle Favors

Show your gratitude to your guests with personalized candle favors. Customize the candles with your name, wedding date, or a heartfelt message. Your guests will appreciate the thoughtful gesture and can take the candles home as a memento of your special day. Choose scented candles for an added sensory experience.

#10. Unity Candles

wedding couple in rustic decorations and candles

The unity candle ceremony is a beautiful way to symbolize the union of two individuals. It involves the lighting of a central candle by the couple, using two separate candles representing each partner. The unity candle can be personalized with your name or initials. This ritual not only holds deep symbolic meaning but also adds a captivating moment to your wedding ceremony.


Candles are timeless classics that go never out of style. They have always added to the charm and beauty of the space. They are an indispensable part of any festive decoration or celebration. Whether you add them as a center table decor or put them on the aisle or use them to elevate the outdoor space, they will definitely create an elegant atmosphere and create a magical ambiance for your wedding day. 


Can I use scented candles for my wedding?

Yes, scented candles can add an extra sensory dimension to your wedding. However, be mindful of guests with allergies or sensitivities to fragrances.

Are LED candles a good alternative? 

LED candles can be a safer option, especially if your venue has restrictions on open flames. However, they may not provide the same warm ambiance as real candles.

Can I incorporate candles into an outdoor wedding during the daytime?

Absolutely! Even in daylight, candles can create a magical effect. Consider using candle lanterns or hanging candles to add charm and elegance to your outdoor wedding.

Where can I find unique candle holders for my wedding?

You can find a wide variety of candle holders online, at specialty home decor stores, or even at local thrift shops. Look for designs that match your wedding theme and personal style. 

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