Candlelight brings a magical warmth to the ceremony site. Place votives all over for a welcoming glow, and flank the aisle and vow area with sturdy enclosed lanterns; avoid low, open flames anyplace where people may be.
Tip: If your venue doesn't allow open flames, use battery-operated tea lights—some even flicker like actual candles.
White wooden tea-light holders, $4.99 each, IKEA. White candlesticks (on mantle), from $50 each, Blissliving Home. Glass pedestal vases, $15 each, Jamali Floral & Garden Supplies. Glass cloches (inside hearth), $195 for three, Vagabond; Mothology. Large iron lanterns (lining aisle), Classic Party Rentals.