(Closed) Candles in Church help

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
46224 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I notice that you have posted this twice so presume you will be checking both postings .

The vases must be taller than the candles so people are protected from brushing against an open flame.

Remember to test your vases ahead of time, burning a candle for at least a couple of hours. Not all vases are heatproof, and if yours are going to crack you should find this out ahead of time.

Consider using floral adhesive to secure the candle to the bottom of the vase, then add some river rock to fill up the bottom inch or two to give some weight to the bottom of the vase. Much less likely to tip over if the vase is weighted at the bottom.

Post # 4
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

chances are the candle and the vase will be heavy enough on its own that people won’t really be knocking it over, but do a test to see, and to be safe, putting river rocks or glass marbles/beads at the bottom seems like a good solution. i love the look of candles–it’s going to be so romantic!

Post # 5
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Is it possible to seat your guests another way? We’re also using candles in our center aisle but they will be in mason jars and hanging over the pews. I don’t want someone to knock them off so the ushers will be escorting everyone to the outside aisles and only the family and bridal party will be walking down the main, center aisle.

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