Before putting those lovely little votives and tea lights on display, be sure you have purchased appropriate handle holders. These will help contain your candles so that melted wax, flame and even smoke can be controlled in an attractive way and still provide light and add an appealing effect to your restaurant. The variety of candle holders available is practically mind-boggling. Take a look at the major decorative themes or concept in your restaurant and perhaps try to play upon those shapes or patterns for a starting place. If you have an Asian café, you might look for something with Chinese cherry blossoms or Japanese characters. For traditional American steakhouses, you might decide on something a little more straightforward like a crystal cylinder. Either way, make sure that the candle holders will sit securely on your chosen surface and still give customers enough room to eat.