Is there a use for votive candles at a wedding?

posted 2 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I put them on the cocktail tables.

Post # 3
42166 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

sunflower22:  I would venture to guess that about 90% of the weddings I attend have votive candles surrounding the centerpiece.

Post # 4
1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
1790 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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
2087 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
7 posts

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
2756 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
2 posts

a lot of times votives are used to accent the tables.  you can put them out kind of like in this picture.

Post # 10
992 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

sunflower22:  votive candles last longer than tea lights. So nope not a waste 🙂

Post # 11
883 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
1582 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014


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.

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