Scent is such an understated detail and candles give you the ability to create a wedding day that is uniquely yours. Fragrance is extra special because it has the power to take you back to a moment in time - your ‘I do’ and can be remembered and kept alive forever.
Wedding scents these days mean so much more than just the brides’ perfume, from choosing your own personalised scented candles for the reception, to beautiful wedding party favours for the lucky guests.
Not only does incorporating a scent throughout your wedding give it charm and charisma, but the candles also give your photographer a field day as they look to capture you in the dancing candle light. It’s this attention to detail that separates the nice weddings from the ‘oh my gosh, I don’t think I will ever go to such a stunning wedding ever again’. I don’t know about you but I know which one I’d pick!
So where to start?
Firstly, it’s good to think about what you want your chosen scent to represent. If you’re getting married in winter then maybe you’d like a warming cedarwood or perhaps if you’ve booked a summer wedding then you might want some more refreshing citrus and floral notes.
If you’re looking for something extra special then why not opt to add a private message into your scent such as deeply romantic orange blossom that signals love, or if you are feeling a little cheekier then you could add in a vanilla or ylang ylang scent which act as natural aphrodisiacs – an electrifying secret for you and your partner!
You could even create a scent that encapsulates the happy couples’ personalities. Lavender can represent the relaxed couple, uplifting grapefruit for optimists or spicy clove for the risk takers.
The main event
You might want to use different scents for different areas of the venue or for different times of day. Warming candles at the entrance to the church can add a certain je ne sais quoi whilst opulent floral scents can create an elegant atmosphere at the reception.
We recommend sticking to one scent per room so as not to confuse your guests' nostrils! Using essential oils is a great way to ensure that your scents aren’t overpowering – not only do essential oils smell much more delicate and natural than synthetic fragrance oils but they are also much more environmentally friendly and so don’t release nasty toxins into your venue.
You may also like to consider using unscented candles as show stopping table centre pieces so as not take anything away from the food.
Finish with a flourish
While edible favours are a popular choice, 37% of guests said they don't actually eat them. So why not offer a thoughtful candle favour for your guests to take home and remember your big day forever. From classic glassware candles to more quirky re-usable egg cup candles, there are so many unique and egg-citing (pun intended!) options on the market today.
Now it’s time to design an evocative and perfectly tailored scent pairing to bring your day to life.
We can’t wait to chat with you all about how we can create a special fragrance to add beauty, elegance and charm to your special day.