Have you thought ditching the flower centerpiece on your wedding reception tables and going for a distinctive look and still have that elegant appeal, then candles as a stunning arrangement on those tables maybe the answer. With some creativity, your tables can be inspiring with beautiful and elegant candle centerpieces for the wedding reception. Candles are perfect for wedding centerpieces because they're soft, romantic and gorgeous, but inexpensive as wedding centerpieces and easy to do as a DYI.
With most venues, candles are only allowed to be used when in a container and the flame of the candle is below the top of the container. So when planning the candle centerpieces, ensure the candles are placed in a vase. There are a variety of styled and design vases for candles to choose from, hurricane vases, cylinder vases, tulip shaped, bubble bowls, goblets, rectangle or square and even ones personalized with an initial. Depending on your wedding style and the look is your choice.
Whether you go with pillar candles, floating, votive or tealight candles, make sure the burn time is long enough for your event, and that the candle burns properly. Many candles can burn 6-10 hours lasting long enough to give your tables that stunning glow throughout your wedding reception.
Floating candles give a fresh and calming ambiance to a table. Consider tinting the water with food coloring to match your wedding colors and add glass beads or marbles, flower heads or petals, rocks, seashells and even sand to the bottom of the vase. Give your candle centerpieces an accessory that wonít disappoint, add a colored submersible light at the bottom of the cylinder vase for a stunning centerpiece.
Have your wedding guests slip away to the beach with memories of your beach theme wedding reception. Use floating candles as your table centerpieces and decorate each with a scene from a tropical getaway. Use dark blue colored marbles with a hint of blue water with a floating candle to give the contrast of the beach or sea. Add sand to the bottom with seashells and a tealight for a beach theme, but donít add water. (the water turns murky
Show your feminine side and a suspending flower or flower petals of your desired style and color to match the color palette of your event. Using 3 different height vases grouped together creates a dramatic table centerpiece. Set on top of mirrors and spread petals, colored stones to match, or acrylic facets shaped like diamonds for a spectacular effect.
Having a vintage style wedding? Wrap your vases with lace adding to the old time flair and elegance. Another elegant touch to your candles, purchase stick on crystal letters creating an initial of the bride and groom or their names, perfect for the head table.
If youíre adding a thank you keepsake for each of the guests, place a coordinating candle favor at each place setting for the guests to take home and enjoy the memories of your special day.
As great moments are meant to be shared, when you light all those candles, your banquet hall will become visually captivating the moment your guests walk through those doors and all eyes will be on your table centerpieces.