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Are Candle Wedding Favors Right For You?

Oct 11, 2011

Candle wedding favors have been on the market for a very long time, and are still popular among brides shopping for something suitable to coordinate with their wedding theme and to give away to their guests.  Personally, I am not a huge fan of candle favors.  Often, the candles are too small, not scented or only burn for a short amount of time.  Some wedding candles are even only for display – the packaging will tell you that they’re not meant for burning!  But candle favors have their benefits too.  There are so many different kinds, it’s incredibly easy to find one that is exactly what you’re looking for – especially if you’re searching for something that matches your color scheme or theme.  There are also many cheap candle favors available, which are great for low budgets.  I recommend using a checklist when contemplating purchasing candles as your wedding favors.

Beach Candles With Seashells

If you’re looking for something practical to give to your guests, candle favors may be out of the question for you.  I’ve attended too many weddings and showers where a candle was given as a favor and so many thrown away after the event or left on the tables – some people don’t even burn candles; others may not have a place for it in their home.  when I am a guest at a wedding or shower, I appreciate something practical that I can use, like a purse hook, a wine bottle stopper, coasters, even a letter opener.

Perhaps you have your heart absolutely set on giving candles as your favors.  Unless you’ve found something perfect for your event, narrow down your options a little.  What kind of candle is your favorite?  There are many types of candles to choose from – including many types of candle wedding favors:

- Wax Candles
- Soy Candles (great eco-friendly favors!)
- Gel Candles
- Votive Candles
- Tea light Candles in Holders
- Oil Candles
- Beeswax Candles (also eco-friendly)

I personally love soy candles because they smell so good, and gel candles because they’re often filled with something in the gel, such as seashells or flowers.

Be sure to do a little research when you find a candle you like.  I.E., make sure you can burn it!  Guests are likely to appreciate something they can actually burn rather than something that will just sit there – it’s much more practical.  Scented candles are especially yummy too – we have honey scented beehive candles that I absolutely love – they smell delicious!  Be sure to check out all of our candle wedding favors to find the right wedding candle for you – and our inexpensive candle wedding favors, where we have all of our candles under $1.00.  All of the candles featured above are on our website – they’re all my favorites!

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