I've blogged in the past about creating a welcoming reception setting with scented candles, and the gorgeous candle collection by Pure Light is definitely worth checking out if you're planning to do this on your wedding day (www.purelightuk.com; 07832 329 422). The candles are handmade in England from essential oils blended with natural soy (you won't find any nasty paraffin wax or chemical fragrancing here). There are seven scents to choose from, including my favourite - new English Peppermint and Lemon, which is delicate and light enough for a summer wedding reception. If you want to treat your guests to a lovely wedding favour, then ask Pure Light to design a bespoke candle label including your names and wedding date. Simply pop a candle at each place-setting so guests can take them home with them at the end of the night. If your budget doesn't stretch to candle per guest, then they make great thank you gifts for your bridesmaids.
Pure Light Candles, £19 each. The bespoke label service is £80 for 50 bespoke labels.