Post # 1
I am starting to gather bits and pieces for my centrepieces. I am having birdcages with candles inside. After I had purchased the candles and cages the reception venue told me the candles need to be inside a glass vase in the cage.
Iwent looking for vases last night and was told by someone in the candle shop that I have to memory burn the candles…..burn them for three hours and blow them out, every candle before the big day!
She then said the hot wax could crack the glass vases so I would have to make sure someone goes around and blows out every candle after three hours, waits forshot wax to cool and dry, and then relight them all again.
I was very stressed last night worried I have done the wrong thing and bought all these candles I can’t use! Thinking I need to go and buy frameless candles at sixty dollars a set!! But todalooks thinking it is probably fine!?
Have any of you lovely ladies ever heard of this or ever had to blow candles out at your wedding and relight them? Or had glass cracked!?
Post # 3
Hi @Michelle_anne_jackson: I see you are new here… so first and foremost… a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”
Many venues these days won’t even allow REAL Candles…
And YES candles overheating can be an issue
Which is WHY I think there is such a big movement towards battery operated tealights / candles…
They are reliable, don’t require anyone “babysitting” them and are super safe.
Personally, that is the way I’d go.
Hope this helps (somewhat)
Post # 4
Hello!, Just as general information, a glass can crack ONLY when it´s exposed to sudden and extreme changes of temperature. For example, when a glass is really REALLY hot and all of sudden you immerse it into iced water.
Other than that, it has no reason to crack. I´ve never heard of glass votive holders cracking or about someone having to blow up the votives after a certain time at any event. The glass gets pretty hot, though, but it doesn´t crack (otherwise, they wouldn´t sell glass votive holders at the stores). Just make sure the glass holders are placed on something that doesn´t melt down -don´t put them directly on the table cloths because it can leave a round burnt mark-. Other than that, I´m sure you won´t have any problems. If it makes you feel more certain, you can do a test at home. Just lit one of the candles in the glass holder and leave it like that as long as it lasts. You´ll see it doesn´t crack! =) Enjoy your wedding.
Post # 5
I had no trouble at all. For half my centerpieces, I bought pillar candles and put them in thrift store glassware with acorns as a filler, then clustered them together. The pillar candles I used were already in their own little glass containers, which I liked because I wouldn’t have to worry about them burning down and setting the acorns on fire.
One thing I would recommend testing is how long the candles last. I burned one down as a test to make sure they’d last at least 6 hours.
With and without flash:
Post # 6
I don’t think you’re going to have a problem. I wouldn’t stress over this….I think the sales lady is a tad overcautious.
Post # 7
You can buy battery-powered tea lights and other shapes of candles that don’t have an open flame. 6 for $4 on Amazon (sign up for amazon prime to get free shipping on most items and cancel before your trial month is over if they’re doing a first month free promo). Put them in a frosted votive and no one will know they’re not a flame candle.
Post # 8
I burn candles very often at home, in all types of vases, containers & candle holders. I’ve never had a single one crack or shatter.
The only way I can see this happening is if there is a drastic change in temperature [as pp stated], or the glass is extremely thin.
If you are wanting to get led lights, you can get tealights pretty cheap. I think I got 60 for $35 and they came with batteries!