Our Favourite Wedding Candles: Inspiring Ideas for All Budgets

Your guests will love receiving candle wedding favours - we've rounded up our favourite ideas to suit all budgets to inspire you


If your venue allows then it's likely that candles will play a big part in your wedding day. Pillar candles can be perfect for setting the ambience at your wedding ceremony, while tea lights can add a warm glow to your reception and scented candles can be perfect for create your wedding own wedding day fragrance.

Candles also make a cute wedding favour that your guests can take home with them or excellent choice of bridesmaid thank you gift too. Pick a scent or style of candle wedding favour that suits your wedding style and theme,

French Bedroom

Add an elegant twist to your wedding reception by giving your guests these gorgeous candles from French Bedroom. We love how the ‘Fresh Balm’ scented candle is presented in a silver container, or the ‘Tuberose’ in the pearlescent glass jar with three wicks. They can also come gift wrapped as an extra treat.

French Bedroom Fresh Balm candle

Tuberose scented candle from French Bedroom

The White Company 

The White Company offer a stunning range of larger candles, votives and tea lights - meaning you can carry on your signature wedding scent in many different forms. If you love the idea of a cosy winter wedding then you are going to adore The White Company's Winter candle with hints of cinnamon, clove and orange to give your special day a Christmas scent that you won't forget.

White Company winter candle

Oliver Bonas

If you’re planning a quirky wedding with lots of fun, unusual touches, why not include these amazing candles from Oliver Bonas? We love the fun flamingo candles and the tropical pineapples. Mix and match them to add lots of colour to your reception tables.

Oliver Bonas flamingo candles

Pineapple candles from Oliver Bonas

Yankee Candle

Everyone loves Yankee Candles – you can buy the classic ‘Wedding Day’ scented candle, or choose a scent to suit the time of year. There are plenty to choose from after all.

Wedding day Yankee Candle

Yankee Candles in pink and blue

Heir & Grace

These candles are hand poured in Windsor and smell exquisite. They’re perfect for an intimate, luxurious wedding and come in a select range of scents. We definitely recommend the ‘Mulled Oranges’ if you’re looking for Christmas wedding ideas.

Heir and Grace orange scented candle


If you and your partner love to travel or are having a travel themed wedding, bring the essence of your favourite places to your wedding by giving out Escapology candles. There is a range of beautiful destination inspired scents to choose from.

Escapology candle

Escapology candle


You can snap up a selection of bargains at Wilko, but we love these scented candles in pretty glass jars. They come in a range of scents and cost just £3.

Wilko scented candle in a jar


We love a beautifully scented candle, but when it comes in a pretty tin that’s even better. Paddywax candles come in gorgeous old fashioned metal tins, or ceramic jars with metal lids. We really love the marbled water coloured candle tins too – your guests won’t be able to resist them.

Paddywax candle

Paddywax candle

Paddywax candle

Paddywax candle

Monique Hart

This candle is designed to relax and soothe you – you might need one for yourself after all the wedding planning! It has a strong, heady smell and is super luxurious. If you don’t have a massive budget for your candle wedding favours, consider splashing out on some just for the top table.

Bleeding Hart Monique Hart Candle


Fans of glitter will adore these sparkly star shaped tea lights. Put them on your tables for a welcome dose of sparkle, and add even more glitter wedding ideas by browsing our edit of the best glittery wedding essentials.

M&Co candles

Broste Copenhagen

These dainty candles in pretty class jars would look amazing at a tranquil seaside themed wedding. We’d definitely be delighted to find one of them as we took our seats at a wedding. If you are on the hunt for more beach wedding ideas, we have plenty to inspire you.

Sea inspired votives

New Look

These glittery candles from New Look will go down a treat with your guests – they can reuse the heart shaped tea light holders afterwards too.

Silver glitter New Look candles

George at Asda

If you’re the kind of bride who plans to rock a gothic wedding dress and have an alternative engagement ring, why not treat your guests to these edgy skull candles as a wedding favour.

Skull candle

Arran Aromatics

The range of Perfumer Travel Candles from Arran Aromatics is a great choice if you want to provide your guests with a variety of scented candles. The scents include Wild Gorse, Ultimate Fig, Just Grapefruit, Jasmine & Philadelphus, Amber Wood, Cedarwood & Citrus, Bergamot & Geranium and After the Rain. You can buy them on their own or in a set of eight – the box of eight means it costs just £4 a candle!

Arran aromatics candles

Arran Aromatic candles


These votives from Matalan will look so elegant on your wedding reception tables. Mix and match the colours for a contemporary twist, or opt for the elegant rose gold edged votive for a seriously stylish gift.

Matalan votives

Matalan votive

Bridgewater Candle Company

We love the cool jars the Bridgewater Candle Company’s candles come in. There’s a huge selection of scents to choose from, and you can easily add a place card to the lid too so it doubles up.

Bridgewater candle company candle


Votivo stock a vast range of candles, from elegant votives to handy travel candles in tins. If your guests are a jet-set lot, treat them to travel candles so they can take them with them on their adventures.

Votivo travel candle

Votivo votive


If you’re planning a retro wedding with lots of quirky, fun touches, give out these Love Heart candles to your guests. It’s £5.95 for six so it’s excellent value for money – if you have a big budget, give a tube to everyone, or if it’s more limited share them out.

love heart candles from Prezzy Box


Another travel candle for guests on the move. They are made by hand with organic beeswax and organic essential oils – burning one of them will make your guests feel like they’ve entered a spa.

Voya travel candle

Pastel Lane

Rustic weddings need these pretty rustic inspired candles. Wrapped in hessian lace and adorned with a pretty heart, they will look adorable on your reception tables. We also love the lace style pot containing a candle and the cherub candle for vintage weddings.

Pastel Lane candle

Pastel Lane Candle

Pastel Lane candle

Once you’ve found the perfect candle wedding favours for your special day why not look at our edit of the best wedding favour boxes to present them in – you’re bound to find something to suit your wedding style.


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