Candle Wedding Favors
Candle wedding favors make the perfect little thank you gift for good reason – scented or not, colored to co-ordinate with your wedding scheme or classic white or cream, with a candleholder or just by themselves, candles make the perfect gift for a wedding favor.
One benefit of choosing candle wedding favors is the flexibility this option affords. The many styles, colors, shapes and price points available offer an array of choices to match your wedding style and budget.
The following are ideas on how to get creative with the purchase and presentation of your candle wedding favors:
- Purchase and place individual candles at each place setting. These can be used to co-ordinate with the colors of the wedding. For an evening wedding, little tealight holders can be placed at each seat and the candles lit for the evening festivities, adding to the romantic atmosphere and then being taken home by guests as favors at the end of the night.
- Wrap candle wedding favors in tulle, raffia or cello with ribbon (think gift-basket-style) and pile them prettily on a little table where guests can retrieve their favor at the end of the evening. You may wish to include a little wedding tag with your names and wedding date engraved.
- Candles in a candleholder make lovely gifts. Whether a glass vase or hurricane lamp, classic silver or ceramic, keep it classic and elegant and your guests will be sure to appreciate and use the holder in the future as well. You might even consider holders engraved with hearts for a romantic and sweet reminder of your special day.
- For a garden wedding, buy hanging glass lanterns and string them all around or on one tree with many branches, and give one to each guest as they leave. Or, buy little wrought-iron tealight holders for each place setting for adorable atmosphere-builders that double as favors.
- Package it: A poured, scented candle in a box or glass container, or a candle of your choice in a gift bag with tulle or tissue can be a nice and unique favor.
- Pairs: Wrap wedding favor candles with tulle or ribbon and your wedding tag, and possibly include a set of candlesticks. As always, the more classic the style the more likely your guests will find the favor useful in their own homes.
- Sets: Try 3 candles of different heights or colors on a little tray. Add river rocks, confetti or colored marbles to personalize your gift.
- Match the candles to the wedding theme: For a garden wedding, try candles in many shades of green. For a tropical wedding, candles in an array of tropical colors will add flair and style.
A trip to your local home décor store will help you with more ideas for candle wedding favors, and may even help you by locating bulk discounts on candles and holders.
Best of luck with your candle wedding favors, and happy wedding planning!