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Must-Have Accessories for Candles

Many a beautiful event has been made even more stunning with the help of flickering candlelight. The key to making an event over the top with candles of all kinds, however, is in the creative use of accompanying accessories, which can add to the glow and enhance the overall design of your events.

A candelabra powered with votives. Photo courtesy Harley Bonham

Light bases

Light bases add even more illumination to a room already candle-graced, making any translucent or transparent object glow. Station them under centerpieces, beneath beverage service displays, or even under pillar candles to add warmth and color to a tablescape or place setting. The cost of light bases is minimal but the impact can be substantial.

Decorative gems

Perfect for filing glass vases or bowls, decorative gems look pretty submerged under water with an LED candle in the middle or dry in clear containers covering lights that shine gently from underneath. They are available in a variety of colors and styles and they can add sparkle to any event. Decorative gems are also great for scattering over a table to fill in an empty space between small votives and floral arrangements.

Photo courtesy Stephanie Yonce Photography

Remote control LED lights

Add an element of surprise to your events by using a remote control to illuminate the LED candles in your space. You need to be within eight feet of the candles you are controlling remotely, but the idea of changing the mood of a room or outdoor space with just the click of a button offers dynamics and drama to your events. Remote control LED lights are easy to use and will delight your guests.

Diffuse a traditional yellow glow with color. Photo courtesy Harley Bonham

Votive candle holders

Keeping a selection of votive holders in neutral colors on hand to rent to clients is a great way to diversify your revenue streams and upsell services to your clients. The investment is minimal, and you save your clients the extra work of unloading and storing another accessory, which is always appreciated. Votive candle holders come in handy at events of all types and in all seasons, so they are a wise investment for any pro.

Complement the timeless look of candles with these accessories and more at your next event. Your clients and their guests will be pleased with the glittering effect of a reliable crowd favorite made even more interesting with an accessory twist.

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Audrey Isaac

Audrey Isaac is the spokesperson of 100 Candles, a wholesale market for candles and lights. Since 2002, thousands of wedding and event professionals have entrusted 100 Candles with their wholesale candle accounts. For more information, please visit