Decorating instructions for a wedding candelabra

Updated February 21, 2017

Decorated candelabras will cast your wedding ceremony and guests in a warm, amber glow. Position a tall unity candelabra or smaller table candlesticks around the chapel or reception area for some soft illumination. Dress up a plain brass or metal candelabra with flowers, greenery or romantic embellishments. Whether using one or several kinds of flowers, you can incorporate your wedding colours and themes in these important details.

Lay one silk ivy garland on top of the other silk ivy garland, evening them up on your workspace.

Secure the garlands together by twisting a 75 mm (3 inch) piece of floral wire together in the centre of the garland.

Add two 75 mm (3 inch) sections of floral wire, one on each end.

Clip the roses from the miniature and large silk rose bushes with the wire cutters, leaving about 50 mm (2 inches) of stem on the rose. If using single flowers, trim away excess stems.

Spread the larger roses across the garland evenly. Attach the roses to the garland and use floral wire to keep them in place.

Clip the miniature tea roses from the bush and attach them in clumps of two or three flowers. Twist them in place with wire, and clip the excess wire away.

Drape the garland around the candelabra branches, securing it in place with floral wire.


Push your wedding garland down to the bottom of the candelabra so it does not catch on fire.

Things You'll Need

  • Two silk ivy garland sections, each 60 m (2 feet) long
  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • 6 large silk roses
  • 12 miniature tea roses
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