Post # 1
I’m not usually an impulsive person, but I bought a set of 72 votive candles and holders because they were on sale for a really low price. (Unbeatable even once you take shipping costs into account.) I felt like it was a price I couldn’t turn down and figured there’d be some use for them. Later, my mom told me that there will definitely be no use for votive candles at the wedding. Is this true? I thought that it was actually pretty common to use votives. Am I wrong? Did I just waste the money? (Unbeatable price or not, any dollars are more than the zero dollars I would have spent if I’d just not bought them, y’know?)
Post # 2
I put them on the cocktail tables.
Post # 3
sunflower22: I would venture to guess that about 90% of the weddings I attend have votive candles surrounding the centerpiece.
Post # 4
julies1949: Yep, we did.
5 on each table, including the cocktail tables. That’s how we used our own set of 72 votives and holders for a great price 🙂
Post # 5
We are using a ton of votive candles for center pieces. However they are LED lit. There are still plenty of things you can do for centerpieces using real votive candles though.
Post # 6
Taeyers: I’m using them too. Each round table will have 3 jars of wild flowers surrounded by little tealight candles (maybe 5 or 6 to a table) all on top of a tree slice.
sunflower22: Also, I specifically chose my venue BECAUSE I was allowed candles. It could have been because it was a barn, but the first venue I put a deposit down on didn’t allow me to use candles. That, among other things, made me look elsewhere. I think candles are perfect at a wedding- so romantic!
Post # 7
I’m using votive candels in lots of places at my wedding. If you decide not to use them let me know if you want to sell. Still looking for the best price 🙂
Post # 8
You can line the head table with them like this picture.
You can put a couple around each centerpiece like in this picture.
You can use them on your gift table, table with gifts, dessert table, on the bar, if there is a mantel you can put some on that. If there is a fireplace in your venue you can put them all over that.
Post # 9
a lot of times votives are used to accent the tables. you can put them out kind of like in this picture.
Post # 10
sunflower22: votive candles last longer than tea lights. So nope not a waste 🙂
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida
I boutght 3 cases (216) Votive candles i plan on putting them on every table (i’m having 30-35 tables) and putting them in random places in the venue. My Votives last 8 -10 hours you can put them anywhere. I’m scattering them on the table around the centerpieces
Post # 12
sunflower22: I bet we got the same deal–or at least a really similar one! And we used all of the votives to line the dance floor, go on tables, etc.