(Closed) Bridesmaids with Candles Instead of Flowers

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

i think that sounds nice! you could incorporate the candles into your ceremony somehow.  As long as the container was high enough to prevent the candles from blowing out, i think it’s a wonderful idea. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I LOVE this idea! Were having a formal evening wedding too and champagne is one of our colors! I want TONS of candles against the skyline and still can’t get past all those flowers being beautiful for me for one night and then they all get tossed.

Save-On-Crafts.com is my end all to be all wedding resource site. I’m getting most of my diy stuff there. I am trying to find a good velllum source tho bc I’m wrapping some of my glass votives with a patterned vellum.

Thanks SO much for that idea and I say it’s going to be gorgeous!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I think that’s an awesome idea. You could go with a lantern style thing. Or one of those olden day candle holders with the finger loop would be cool.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Do you have a picture?  I am having an evening wedding as well and would LOVE to use candles instead of flowers!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I really don’t want to waste money on flowers and am already planning a candle themed evening wedding… Does anyone have pix of how this could be done or a sight with places/things to buy from?

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

@Linz1231: Are you still doing this? Are you getting dripless candles or somthing?

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper

i had been wondering the same thing only because i thought i couldn’t afford flower bouquets. however i will now be getting fake flowers from afloral.com

however, i remembered something on weddingbee awhile ago about this, so check this out:

Did anyone NOT have their bridesmaids carry flowers?

 

or check this out too.

http://offbeatbride.com/2007/10/jesses-new-orleans-influenced-laid-back-wedding

 

although i am not doing it, i think its a great idea!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park

I think it would look lovely with those mason jar lanterns (or even just decorative lanterns) that are so popular right now. Sounds like a great creative way to save money!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Can they hold a hanging votive or carry an LED flameless candle?!?! lol Does that sound horrible?!!? 

I love the idea!!! 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

What about one of those flameless candles?  that would eliminate the blowing thing.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Hi ladies,

I saw these and wanted to share and hear what you thought. I found these at online wholesaler Koyal.

 

I’m thinking that I could decorate the glass part with my champagne ribbon, pearls, a brooch, etc to make it pretty, then put the candle in, light it, and voila! It has a handle much like a bouquet, but is candle instead. and NO wax mess!

I’m having lanterns everywhere, but I personally don’t think I want to have BMs carry a lantern because it hangs instead of drawing attention to the face. I hope this is a solution!

… and then at the reception it could just be placed back in its wire holder thingy :o)

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m not doing this personally but I have seen a few pictures of it and I think it looks really neat.

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This is one I found.

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

or these at save on crafts:

Water Drop Glass Hanging Tea Light Holders $4.59Wire and Glass 12" Juliet Hanging Candle Holder $7.99 each Hanging Glass Candle Holder $3.99 each Pedestal Votive Candle Holders - Gold Luster Glass (7-3/4") 6 for $15.54 ($2.59 each)

6"  Metal & Glass Juliet  Candle Holder $12.29

 

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