Post # 1
Hello again, bees!
So…I had this whole plan to reduce the expense of my centerpieces by incorporating black candelabras from Michael’s. I spoke with my venue’s coordinator, and she informed me that they no longer allow flames that aren’t contained in holders (tealight/votive/hurricane). Clearly, that was a blow to my whole design aesthetic.
Anywho, being the industrious bee that I am (and after one of my bridesmaids suggested it), I was thinking of using those battery-operated flameless candles. However, I’ve always thought they were kinda cheesy looking (no offense to anyone who has used them before). I must admit, my idea of their cheesiness came years ago when they were likely less sophisticated/realistic looking than they are now.
So, my question is: has anyone ever used/seen those candles used as part of a centerpiece at a reception? If so, do you have a pic you’re willing to post, and do you have a recommendation of brand?
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
Luminara is my fav brand of flameless candle cause it doesnt just light up it actually looks like a moving live flame (checkout a video), I have them all over my house. This being said, depending on how many tables and how many canldes per table, Luminara will get expensive quick!
Post # 4
Candle Impressions is another brand, less cool but more affordable. 🙂
Post # 5
bump because i’m interested too. I’m more using pillars than tapered candles though.
Post # 7
I’m using flameless candles (my college friends, alcohol, and open flames don’t mix well), but I am using the small votives. They look pretty realistic, but they are going to be in lace wrapped jars so you only see the light not the actual candle.
Edit: I am using the medium vanilla scented real wax votives made by Inglow.
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Post # 9
You’re all AMAZING!!! Thank you so much.
I’m not doing pillars either, @bluebelle23. My candelabra will take smaller pillars or votives.
Post # 10
Could you buy plain glass votive holders to put on the candelabra with your votives inside? Or check out small waterglasses like from the dollar store or Ikea as votive holders maybe?
Post # 11
@Jennlee: You know, I considered that, but I’m just not sure how glass holder would look on top of the candelabra. Ya know? Of course, it costs nothing to take the candelabra to the dollar store, put a glass holder on it, and see. I’m often so self-limiting.