Now here's a bright idea: lighting that not only illuminates your space but also adds plenty of decorative flourish. Check out these brilliant how-tos.

Scatter votives on mix-and-match cake plates and use them as centerpieces or to decorate the dessert table.

Tip: Butane candle lighters make illuminating a wedding so much simpler than it is with matches; they cost just a few bucks each and are available at your local convenience store.

Blue glass cake plate, $43, Mosser Glass. White cake stand, $115, Juliska. Blue votives, $5 for four, Jamali Floral & Garden Supplies.

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