(Closed) Did you have candles at your reception?

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We had candles around the outside to keep the bugs away, but they didn’t do much for light. We stared and ended early though, so I don’t think it got too dark!

Post # 5
993 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i’m going to try but the reception has certain restrictions as to how they’re used as a fire hazard

Post # 6
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I did not, but we got married in a conservatory style room at the beginning of July, so it was light out until about 10pm.

Post # 7
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We are doing a lot of lights/candles as I don’t like to rely on house lights. Lighting is a big deal to me though.

– Our venue has fully dimmable house chandeliers (not the prettiest, I’d prefer they be turned down as much as possible without it being too dark). DJ is in control of the lighting (they are also doing the uplighting).

– We’re doing purple and blue uplighting on white draping all around the perimeter of the room (amber uplighting in the ceremony area).

– Each table has a centerpiece that has 3 vases on it, with an LED sumberged light in the bottom, floating candles in the top of each one (and reflecting off a mirror it is sitting on).

– We’re doing LOTS of candles on the head table. I ordered 72 votives, most will probably go on the head table (surrounded by scattered petals), but any excess will go in our lounge/game area or on the bar, etc.

– There will be a lit monogram projected behind the head table.

Here are some inspiration pics:

Post # 8
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

We used fake candles and it helped keep things lit up pretty nice!

They were very randomly placed but  heres a few photos:

card tablemy caterer took this photo of the candy table I made before we turned the lights on but they are the taller ones in the back… I also have one of the same candles on the cake table on the rightcake tableguesbook tablewe had larger candles on the head table and we also had tall lantern posts at the each end but I can’t find any photos of them.we had 3 candles on each table and they really lit up the centerpiecesmy friend used her flash in this one so you can’t see the candles well

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