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Table Decor & Favors Part 3: Votive Candle Holders

by ForestCandleStudio

The wedding reception is a place to really let your personalities shine! Here are some awesome handmade votive and tea light candle holders for inspiration as you plan your table decor and lighting. After the wedding, what great favors for your guests to take home to remember you and your special day!

Vintage Sheet Music Luminaries by Olden Designs

Shabby Chic Country Upcycled Votive Holders by Huckleberry Vntg

Hand-cut Paper Luminaries by Sugarplum Silhouettes

Hand-sewn Mini Felt House Luminaries by Hunky Dorky

Jute & Seashells Votive Candle Holders by Ters Just Beachy

Etched Glass Bicycle Votive Cups by Fiddle Home



Gold Leaf Votive Holders by Ma Belle Amie 1316

Btw, in case you missed them, here are links to Parts 1 & 2 of this series:
Part1: Silverware Holders
Part 2: Place Card Holders

Best Wedding Wishes,
Marcie Forest

Setting The Mood Just Right

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 Table decoration is another great way for an eclectic couple to show their personalities however where do you start?  Well here is how I managed to narrow down my choices.

Size – We have all been to a restaurant where there is just not enough space on the table for all the things you have ordered.  Therefore when you decorate your table, make sure you leave enough room for all the cutlery, glasses and plates that maybe used.

Colour Scheme – Unless you are planning on having all the colours of the rainbow then choosing a set of colours will help you get started.  If you are unsure of what colours go with what then try using an interactive colour wheel like this one!

Here you can play with the colours to your hearts content until you feel you have the scheme you like.

Real or Fake? – Here I am talking about flowers by the way.  Real flowers add a touch of luxury to the table and if you ask the florist, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune!  However we must not think fake flowers as being the inferior cousin of the real ones because unless you are the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, painting real flowers isn’t the best use of your time.  Fake flowers come in every single colour under the sun and best of all, you can buy them in advance!

Alternatives to flowers? – What if you are not a flower person?  Maybe you are allergic to mother nature then there are other decorations you can use such as sculptures or candlestick holders.  How about some board games for your guest to play while they are waiting at the table?  Whatever you choose just keep in mind of one thing, height!  A piece of decoration that blocks the view of other guests on the table is a little rude (unless that is your aim).  So keep everything low.

Less is More – By now you must have plenty of ideas but that doesn’t mean you have to use them all or your table will be overflowing.  Now is the time to pick and choose the things that co-ordinate.

Practice makes perfect – If you have brought all the elements, why not practice arranging your table?  All this time you have been using your imagination, picturing how it might look but now you can bring it to life.  Find a table or just use the floor and layout your pieces as you picture them.  Is it how you imagine it or do you need to fill in some gaps?  Once you are done, you can then take a picture of it and send it to your venue/reception so they know what to do with all your things.

I sincerely hope this has helped you with your wedding plans and GOOD LUCK!

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>Want Candles at Your Wedding? Plan Ahead!

>Historically, candles have always played an important role in wedding ceremonies and their celebrations afterward.

Whether today’s wedding couples want to use candles for meaningful cultural rituals, personal symbolism, or simply to create an enchanting and romantic atmosphere, the desire for their use remains strong.

As a candle artist who provides candles for weddings all over the country, here’s some critical planning advice: Ask the venue if they allow “open flame” candles! If they do, be sure to ask: Are there any restrictions on types of candles or how many are on each table? Is a city fire permit required and who is responsible for applying for it?

Just so you know, none of this is difficult to do, you just want to be sure you’ve done your homework ahead of time. When it comes to candles at weddings, early preparation = less stress + more fun!

Because of the risk of fire with open flames amongst lots of people partying, many cities require venues to comply with local fire dept regulations about candle use in public gatherings. You don’t want to buy 5o pillar candles, only to find out as they’re being placed on the reception tables that they have to be in hurricane holders or you can’t light them!

Many locations allow any type of candles as long as they are in glass or other type holders that completely shield the flame from coming into contact with flammable items (the holder usually needs to extend 1-2″ above the flame).

Shown throughout this post are some excellent candle holder choices from artists on Etsy. Just click on a photo (linked to their shop) to see the variety each artist offers.

In future posts I’ll give more wedding candle tips and advice.

I’ll share info on candles for your ceremony, reception, gifts to your attendants and family, and in decorating your new home.

Help me plan my articles to readers’ needs! Please tell me your personal experiences or send me questions you’d like answers to. You can do that by commenting here, via convo to ForestCandleStudio on Etsy, or via email to ForestCandleStudio [!at]

Best Wedding Wishes!
Marcie Forest