Guest Blog: Pillar Candles - Everything you need to know!

FUN FACT...The earliest surviving candles originated in Han China around 200 BC and were made from whale fat. Nowadays, candles come in all shapes, sizes, colours and scents - the possibilities are truly endless to take your decor to the next level.

Bobby Berk (Queer Eye - Farm to Able) once said ‘You can make any place fancy with the right light’ and he KNOWS what he’s talking about!

When thinking about candles, you first need to consider your venue and if they have any restrictions. For example, some venues don’t allow open flames. In this case, candle holders or glass enclosures become fabulous additions without ruining the ambience. Here at Love & Confetti, our favourites are hurricane vases which can be rented or bought for quite a reasonable price, even at Dollar stores!

Next, buy the best quality candles you can justify. I once did a wedding where the couple chose cheap candles and no enclosure. The result? Before the end of the night, the candles had melted into pools of wax which ruined the rented table cloth and almost the floor which meant $$$ in damage charges!

Another thing to consider is what your candles are made of. Often, you’ll have a large amount of candles burning which means a lot of toxins if you choose unnatural wax. Natural candles won’t hurt your guests lungs and you can still get them in all colours and scents to suit your palette. We recommend soy, beeswax or food-grade paraffin.

Did you know, some  candle companies offer Return Programs? This is when you can send the containers back to be recycled and save yourself some money. Sometimes, you can even earn a free candle or get a discount off a future purchase.

White Deer is a Vancouver-based candle business. Each candle is hand poured by Reema herself who uses vegan soy, food-grade paraffin, phthalate-free fragrance oils, lead free cotton wicks, and vegetable wax based dyes. Her collections include scented container candles and colourful pillar candles in multiple sizes.  She also offers a Return Program for both containers AND wax.

Consider candles to line your aisle, include them in your centerpieces or to highlight your signage. Other options are candles as favours or as gifts for your wedding party. Whatever your decor plan, we are certain the addition of candles would really elevate the atmosphere of your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.

Planning  a wedding in Whistler or Squamish? Love & Confetti is a local experienced wedding planner and coordination team who have a passion to bring to life every unique vision a couple has for their special day. Find us on Instagram @love.and.confetti and to get more information on our services go to Whether you’re looking for someone to help you from A-Z or you just need someone to help you with the last stretch of planning, we’re here for you!

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