Candle wedding centerpieces are very popular amongst couples around the world and it is easy to see why. They have the ability to create such a romantic mood in any setting. There are so many different types of candles that are available to you and there are so many different ways that you can arrange them on your tables. However, if you do plan on incorporating candles into your wedding centerpieces, then there are some things you should keep in mind. Below you are going to learn these things and how to create some of your very own candle wedding centerpieces.

Say No to Scented Candles

Scented candles can be great throughout your home, but they are a big no-no for a wedding. The scent from the candles can sometimes be overwhelming and mix with the smell of your delicious wedding meal. This is return could cause some of your guest to become ill. This would just simply not be good for anyone.


Candles can sometimes be problematic, when it comes to outdoor weddings. You have to worry about the wind blowing them out. One great way to avoid this is by using battery-operated candles or you will have to protect the flame from the wind. You can protect the candles from the wind, by placing them in deep vases or placing them lanterns.


Before you get your heart set on using candles, in your wedding centerpieces, you need to make sure you check with the venue. Some venues will not let you use candles, because they have strict laws against it. If you find yourself in this predicament don’t forget about those battery-operated candles, because they can be a great alternative.

DIY Floating Candle

The floating candle is such a great decor for any occasion, but they work really well for weddings. Here is a fun little project that you can create all by yourself. Below you will find a list of things that you are going to need.

• 3 Cylinder vases (You want to use 3 cylinder vases for each table and make sure they are all different sizes)
• Floating Candles
• Water
• Faux Helicona blossom and leaves

Wire Cutters
You want to begin by placing your three vases on a clean working area. You now want to use your wire cutters and remove the stems from your blossoms. For this project, you are only going to use the petals and leaves. Once you have your leaves and petals separated, you are going to place them in your vases. You have the option of arranging them anyway you want.

Once you have your vases arranged, you now want to fill the vase with water. Just remember not to fill the vases all the way up because you still have to insert your floating candles. Once the vases are filled to the correct level, you will insert the floating candles. You have now created a truly beautiful floating candle centerpiece.

Tea Light Floating Candle

Here is another unique candle project that you can try. This one is truly unique, because you are going to turn a tea light candle into a floating candle. Below you will find a list of things that you going to need.

• Large vase
• Tea light candle
• Plastic water bottle
• Fake Flower
• Glue
• X-acto knife
• Scissors
• Food coloring
• Stones
• Water
• Spoon

You will start this project by placing your large vase on a table. You now want to fill the vase with stones. Filling the vase halfway will be sufficient for this project, but you really don’t have to fill the vase halfway. For instance, you can fill the vase only a quarter of the way up, but the choice is really yours.

You are now going to incorporate your artificial flower into the centerpiece. The idea is to weigh the flower down, so it does not float to the top, when you pour in the water. So what you are going to do is turn the flower upside down and glue it to a stone. Remember you are only using the bud of the flower and not the stem. Once you have a few stones glued to your artificial flower, you will place it inside the vase.

Now place the vase to side for the meantime. You are now ready to focus on the water bottle and start by cutting the bottom part of the water bottle off with your X-acto knife. This is going to be the container that holds your tea light candle. Once the bottom part of the water bottle is cut off, you will take your scissors and trim around the cut off section of the bottle. This is going to ensure that you have a good clean flush cut. After you have completed the above steps, you will now cut some vertical strips all the way around the water bottle. After you have the strips cut, you want to fold them out so they almost look like petals of a flower.

Now place your focus back on the vase and fill it with water, put in a drop of your food coloring, and stir it with a spoon. Now place you homemade plastic flower on top of the water and insert your tea light candle. You now have a truly unique floating candle. This is such a great little project that looks totally amazing.

Mason jar Candle

The Mason jar is a very versatile wedding decoration. There are so many different things that you can do with it. However, they work especially well with candles. Here is a quick, cheap and fun little project that you will be able to complete in no time. Below you will find a list of things that you are going to need.

• Stones
• Candles
• Mason Jars

You will begin this project by placing your Mason jars on a clean working area. Now insert your candles into the Mason jar and once you have your candle in place, you will start inserting your stones. You can place in as many stones as you want.

You are now complete with this fun little project. Just remember that it is always best to have a grill lighter on hand, so that you can easily light the candles without getting burnt.

Dipped Tapered Candle Centerpieces

Tapered candles are great, but have you ever considered the fact that you can dip them? You are going to fall in love with this simple little project. Below you will find a list of things that you are going to need to start this project.

• Assorted tapered candles
• Wax beads or flakes
• Crayons
• Crock-pot
• Mason jars
• Wooden spoons
• Water

The first thing you are going to do is plug in your crock-pot and set it on high. Now you want to place in a couple of your mason jars. Add wax to each Mason jars and get them full, but do not overfill them. You are now ready to fill your crock-pot with water. Be careful not to get any in the Mason jars or overfill the crock-pot. If you complete the steps, in this order your Mason jars will be weighed down and not floating around in the water.

You now want to shave your crayons. This is how your wax is going to change colors. Add the crayons shavings to your wax and stir the mixture with your wooden spoon. Once you have achieved the color you are looking for, it is time to dip you candles, into the mixture.