How to decorate wedding candles with your own hands

A wedding is considered the most solemn event in the life of every person, therefore, its preparation must be taken responsibly, paying attention not only to the dress, hairstyle, makeup, but also to the design of décor elements. Candles are an important attribute of a wedding ceremony. They symbolize the sincere love of the young couple, and their future life together.


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Wedding candles can be purchased at the store or made by yourself. At the same time, the latter option is more popular, since it allows you to decorate the wedding table at the request of the newlyweds, as well as prepare the attributes for the performance of an ancient tradition, according to which parents light a candle and pass it on to the younger generation as a symbol of the hearth.

Peculiarities of decorating wedding candles

Wedding candles are an original type of decoration that gives the celebration a touch of sophistication and chic. This accessory can have various shapes, carved, textured or smooth surfaces. Beautiful décor can be made with openwork or satin fabric, colored rhinestones, feathers, beads, or ribbons.


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Paraffin is usually chosen as a material for candles since it is an ecological raw material and, according to the attachments, is able to drive away negative energy from lovers. You can also choose other candle wax for making your own candles, whichever you feel comfortable with.

It has become a tradition to store and light wedding candles for each anniversary of a life lived together.

Gel candles are an interesting choice here. They are available in a variety of colors, so you can easily find the right option for any design. If the wedding ceremony is going to be in bright colors, then you can purchase pink, green, red, or orange soy wax candles. They have no smell and are easily supplemented with the necessary paraphernalia.

Candle decorations for a wedding can be purchased ready-made or made with your own hands. Details are selected not only by taking into account the taste preferences of the young. Decorating wedding candles, regardless of the material of manufacture, should be in harmony with the rest of the wedding design items. To get a unified style, it is necessary to take into account the decoration of champagne bottles, wedding glasses, and textile features (tablecloths, napkins).

FYI, when decorating a corner of the “family hearth” in the hall, it is advisable to choose wide and low candles.


the newly weds holding unity candles


Different options to decorate wedding candles

Self-decorated wedding candles are different from candles purchased in a store. They contain not only originality and unique charm, but they also have a piece of love that you invest while creating them. There are two ways to decorate wedding candles at home:

  • buy a simple candle and design it with an unusual decoration, or:
  • make your own candle with a desirable style.


DIY Wedding Candles


The second option is considered the most difficult one, as it requires special skills, but it is characterized by many advantages. For example, the product can be made in any color and shape. At the same time, it is worth noting that pillar candles are the easiest to decorate and fit perfectly into any style.

To create your own wedding candle and then decorate it yourself, you need to follow a few steps.

First, cut the wax into small pieces. Prepare the mold for filling. You can pre-attach jewelry in the form of rhinestones, beads, or beads to the edges. Heat the mold on fire and pour the melted wax into it.


small pieces of wax for DIY wedding candles


Then leave it to cool in a room at room temperature. Remove the candle from the mold carefully so as not to damage the wick. You can simplify this by lowering the mold into hot water.

The process of making a candle ends with the creative stage, which is the most interesting part. You need to prepare buttons, ribbons, lace, rhinestones, wrapping paper, beads, and other details that are at hand. Most often, wedding candles are decorated with painting, modeling, and decoupage.

Compositions can be completely different, but when choosing them, it is necessary to take into account the theme of the celebration. The right decision would be the design in the form of hearts, swans, wedding rings, and angels. In order for the decor to last for a long time, it is recommended to cover it with stained glass paint. It will provide the details with a secure fit and give the product a shiny look.


DIY wedding candles with ribbon


Decorating wedding candles on your own can seem overwhelming, but it can be done with the right supplies and patience. First of all, you should decide on the color and style of the candle. Decor elements should be in harmony with the overall color scheme of the holiday, and match the color of the textiles on the tables. After that, it remains to purchase your candle wax and follow a few steps.


materials for decorating wedding candles


If you are planning to have a drawing on the candle, apply the contours of the future drawing to the surface of the candle with a needle. It can be different figures, corresponding to the style of the wedding. Popular options are doves and hearts.


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Then the resulting outlines are decorated with beads of the same size. Outside the composition, you can put small dots and fill them with multi-colored rhinestones or beads. The needle must be preheated. In addition, beautiful flowers, curls, or leaves can also be painted on a candle with nail polish.

The final touch will be the decoration of the candle with a satin ribbon, which is attached directly to the base.


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You will create a romantic design by decorating the wedding candles with lace. This design is simple to implement, looks beautiful, and is inexpensive. For this design, you need a small piece of white lace fabric. They cover the base of the candle. In the center, strapping is done with a satin ribbon of any shade.


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You can add roses or bows between the fabric and the ribbon. Figurines in the form of angels, wedding hearts or swans will help to complement the accessory.


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In addition, we must not forget about decorating the candle with rhinestones or beads.

Candles decorated in a marine theme will pleasantly surprise guests at the wedding ceremony.

This idea is especially relevant for celebrations that take place in the summer. From a blue wax and a simple set of materials, you can create a real sea fairy tale. Such candles will complement the festive table in an original way and will become the main highlight of the decoration of the celebration.

Wedding table decoration with candles

Delicate sparkling products near flower arrangements will look very beautiful on the wedding table. Often they are placed in the center of the table or on its edges. The more candles there are on the table, the richer and more festive it will look. After the wedding ceremony, such candles can be used for the hearth. With their presence, the house will be filled with warmth and comfort.


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