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Ready to light up your wedding table style? You are in for a treat with these magical wedding candle centrepiece ideas. Hooray!

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Ideas Andrea Verenini Photography Photo: Andrea Verenini Photography via Somerley House Wedding Ideas

 

Enchanting Wedding Candle Centrepiece Ideas

By the end of this article, you will have all the inspiration you need to nail your wedding candle centrepiece. Plus I will share my top wedding candle tips and considerations to help your decor go without a hitch!

Wedding Candle Planning Help

Many wedding venues have a policy where they don’t allow wedding candles. This may be due to health and safety or their insurance. Carefully check your contract or ask your wedding venue if they are happy with you using candles before you purchase them.

Don’t fret if you can’t use real lit candles. LED wedding candles have come a long way in emulating real candles and can look beautiful. To make them more sustainable give them a home post-wedding to reuse, or sell on to another couple for a new life.

It’s a good idea to use candle holders that collect dripping wax. If you are hiring other wedding items such as tablecloths or furniture, the last thing you will want is ruined pieces you potentially have to pay for. Holders that collect wax will also prevent mess and keep candles safe from little ones or spillages. Don’t forget to place flammable items (or clothing) away from candles, do think about the candle positioning carefully.

When styling your wedding candle decor consider candle height and size. Work in the rule of threes too, odd numbers always look better when styling for a natural effect.

On the wedding day itself ask a handy helper to light your candles at a certain time. Look at the sunset times for your wedding date and estimate when the flickering light is going to come into its own. Oh and don’t forget matches or a lighter for the day.

 

 📌 Top Wedding Candle Tips

  • Ask your venue if they allow real lit candles
  • Consider LED candles if you aren't allowed real candles
  • Think about candle height & size
  • Use holders that collect dripping wax
  • Ask a handy helper to light your candles at a certain time
  • Don't forget matches or a lighter on the day
  • Ensure you keep little ones and flammable items away from lit flames


 

Ready to discover lots of gorgeous wedding candle inspiration? Let’s dive in. Yes!

1. Antique Lanterns

Ditch flowers and instead find antique lanterns for a showstopping candle centrepiece idea. Surround with inexpensive greenery and squashes for a soft look.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Ideas Lanterns Gold Siobhan Beales Photography Photo: Siobhan Beales Photography via Wick Farm Bath Wedding

 

2. Floating Pine Cones

Bring the outdoors in with floating pine cones with simple tea lights. Team with greenery and rose flower garland for a wow moment when you see your wedding decorations.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Ideas Decor Floating Tea Lights Dani Nicole Photography Photo: Dani Nicole Photography via Cedar Creek Ranch Wedding

 

3. Jewel Tones

Bring warmth with jewel-tone candles that coordinate with your flowers and tableware.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Idea Jewel Tones Tom Halliday Photography Photo: Tom Halliday Photography via Art Wedding Ideas

 

4. Glass Box

Gather different-sized glass boxes edged with gold, before adding flowers or candles.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Idea Square Brass Flowers Sugarbird Photography Photo: Sugarbird Photography via Cherry Blossom Wedding Ideas

 

5. Hanging Tea Lights

For a full-on wedding candle centrepiece idea, bring candles from above as well as on tables.

Wedding Candle Centrepieces Decor Idea Hanging Tea Lights Georgi Mabee Photo: Georgi Mabee via Botanical Tipi Wedding

 

6. Simple Pillar

Use simple pillar candles in clear glass holders for an effortlessly stylish feel.

Wedding Candle Centrepieces Ideas Decor Pillar Greenery Mini and Me Photography Photo: Mini and Me Photography via Christmas Wedding Ideas

 

7. Glass Dome

Hire or buy candle holders with glass domes. These are ideal for outdoor weddings where wind may blow out flames.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Idea Glass Dome Caterina Neri Fotografie Photo: Caterina Neri Fotografie via Tuscany Villa Wedding

 

8. Different Heights

When it comes to styling your wedding centrepiece, think about using different height candles. This adds texture and a natural feel for a pro, polished style.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Ideas Red Autumn Andrea Verenini Photography Photo: Andrea Verenini Photography via Somerley House Wedding Ideas

 

9. Log Candles

Planning a rustic, woodland wedding? What better than log candle holders for your centrepice?

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Log Holders LED Decor Olegs & Rita Photography Photo: Olegs & Rita Photography via Old Kent Barn Wedding

 

10. Candle Wreath

Classic weddings will totally suit a pillar candle with a wreath flower arrangement. Especially ideal for round wedding tables.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Idea Pillar Wreath Flowers Amy Chapple Photography Photo: Amy Chapple Photography via Beaconside House Wedding

 

11. Long Table Candles

More is more when it comes to candles. Add tall candles all down the length of a wedding long table set up.

Wedding Candle Centrepice Ideas Decor Tall Olivia Yuen Photo Photo: Olivia Yuen Photo via New Orleans Micro Wedding

 

12. Greenery Candles

Looking for a cheap candle idea? Collect free wine bottles, add greenery and fill them with water. Stylish and understated.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Bottle Water Greenery Kloe May Photography Photo: Kloe May Photography via Home Garden Tipi Wedding

 

13. Tall Centrepiece

If you are having tall flower centrepieces, you can add candles beneath. Just be sure the flame isn’t going to touch the flowers above.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Ideas Tall Flowers The Light Painters Photo: The Light Painters via Cockliffe Country House Wedding

 

14. Onto The Floor

For all the drama and romance, bring your wedding candles from the table onto the floor. Be sure to check with your venue that they are happy and make sure the walkway is wide enough to be on the safe side. Or you could use LED candles for a safer approach.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Idea Floor Sweetheart Frame Of Love Photo: Frame Of Love via Natural Wedding Ideas

 

15. Wine Bottles

A pub classic, a wine bottle candle holder can look chic. Especially when paired with pretty summer wedding flowers.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Ideas Wine Bottle Olivia and Dan Photography Photo: Olivia and Dan Photography via Outdoor Wedding UK

 

16. Gold Candles

Candles come in metallic shades and add sheen as well as opulence to a table.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Ideas Decor Gold Harriet Bird Photography Photo: Harriet Bird Photography via Glazebrook House Wedding

 

17. Suitcase

Hows is this for an alternative wedding candle idea? Add candles to mini suitcases placed in the table centres.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Idea Suitcase Charly Richards Photography Photo: Charly Richards Photography via Vintage Glamour Wedding

 

18. Candelabra

Classicly beautiful and sure to pack a punch is a candelabra. Adorn your candelabra with flowers for a luxe look.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Ideas Candleabra Photography34 Photo: Photography34 via Carlton Towers Wedding

 

19. Hoop Tealights

Create a mini suspended light display by hanging tea lights from a sweet hoop. I love this style!

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Idea Hanging Hoop Emilie May Photography Photo: Emilie May Photography via Holmes Mill Wedding

 

20. Floating Candles

Floating candles really do have a magical feel and they really can be simple.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Decor Idea Floating Tea Light Danielle Leslie Photography Photo: Danielle Leslie Photography via Netherdale House Wedding

 

21. Gold Candlesticks

Gold, brass or silver candlesticks are always a winning idea for wedding tables. Wow.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Idea Gold Candlesticks Helen Rose Photography Photo Helen Rose Photography via Dusky Pink Taupe Wedding

 

22. Wooden Box

Make or find glass wooden boxes before adding candles. Autumn wedding flowers, leaves and greenery nestled inside really look lovely too.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Gold Glass Box Wyldbee Photography Photo: Wyldbee Photography via Industrial Derbyshire Wedding

 

23. Black & Gold

So stylish, black and gold together look incredible. Use modern shape candle holders for all the contemporary vibes.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Ideas Black Gold Bloom Weddings Photo: Bloom Weddings via Carriage Hall Wedding

 

24. Tree Candles

Utilise blossom tree centrepieces by hanging tea lights from the branches. Just imagine the magical twinkling come evening.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Idea Tree Suspended Sally T Photography Photo: Sally T Photography via Whinstone View Wedding

 

25. Cluster Candles

Take note of this beautiful top-table wedding decoration idea. Cluster candles in groups of threes, at different heights for a seamless style.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Ideas Decor Greenery Garland Leah Lombardi Photo: Leah Lombardi via Preston Priory Barn Wedding

 

26. Shaped Candles

Candles come in all shapes and sizes, so why not have fun with some alternative textures?

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Ideas Decor Unusual Shapes Emma Wilkinson Photography Photo: Emma Wilkinson Photography via Beige Wedding

 

27. Jar Candles

Another budget-friendly wedding candle idea. Collect free jam jars, add glitter or paint them. Simple, gorgeous and sustainable.

Wedding Centrepiece Idea Glitter Jar Leah Lombardi Photo: Leah Lombardi via Pimhill Barn Wedding

 

28. Wooden Candle Holders

Wooden candle holders add warmth and rustic vibes.

Wedding Centrepiece Idea Wooden Candle Samantha Ward Photo: Samantha Ward via Monk Fryston Hall Hotel Wedding

 

29. Gin Bottle

Gin lover? Keep your gin bottles and use them to hold your wedding candles.

Wedding Centrepiece Candle Idea Gin Bottle Rebecca Douglas Photography Photo: Rebecca Douglas Photography via Rustic Natural Winter Wedding

 

30. Rainbow Brights

Go wild with candles in all the colours for a fun decoration option.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Ideas Colourful Beth Alderson Photography Photo: Beth Alderson Photography via Lancashire Barn Wedding

 

31. Glass Holders

Protect your candles from the elements with chic glass holders.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Idea Glass Cover Caterina Neri Fotografie Photo: Caterina Neri Fotografie via Tuscany Villa Wedding

 

32. Glasses

Do you have some cute glassware at home? Bring them along as use as candle holders.

Wedding Candle Centrepiece Ideas Coloured Glass Beth Alderson Photography Photo: Beth Alderson Photography via Lancashire Barn Wedding

 

 

There we have it. All the wedding candle centrepieces you'll ever need to create your own unique centrepiece style.


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