(Closed) No candles allowed :( I need ideas please…

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

are you allowed to do paradise candles?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Not that they look very real, they sell these tea-light things that look like candles but are battery operated… they aren’t too expensive. I bought some at Michaels before.

Post # 6
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Newbee

Cudge.net is the place to buy LED tealights.

I bought 100 tea lights and 100 votives for about $70. To hide the LED lights, I DIY’d the votives with stamped velum paper. Some of the bees have done the same thing. The lighting turned out great and quite a few people were surprised when I told them the candles weren’t real.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2007 - Ceremony at a cement and stained glass cathedral and reception at a boutique hotel ballroom

i agree with the LED candles. i went to a restaurant that had them in tall frosted candle holders, i didnt know they weren’t real until i actually picked one up.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

meeps,

Thank you for posting that tidbit about the LEDs. Our venue allows candles but they must pass the flame test and we have to have a fire watch guy and a fire permit, etc..Long story short, it translates to $ and lots of it. This may be a good alternative!

Thanks! 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

You might ask about floating candles.  For some reason I think candles were a no at my venue, but floating candles were ok.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Our venue says not open-flame candles, so they just have to be enclosed – so we are able to use the little holders for tea light candles.  However, they said we could have any kind of candles we wanted if we hired a fire marshall, which in our area is about $50 per hour.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I would use the LED candles and a lot of white lights to warm the place up.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

Not for the table but you can use twinkle lights (x-mas lights) in the decor of the room. They will be SUPER cheap in just a few weeks….

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

Ditto what TallBride said — white Xmas lights are awesome (and cheap now!); they cast a lovely golden glow.  You can bunch them up in tall cylinder vases, that looks nice.  (There are ones that are battery operated, but they are more expensive, and I think you have to special order them from one of those online Christmas light sites.) 

Also, I bought some pretty small white paper lanterns from AsianIdeas.com — they’re battery operated!  They had a nice glow — they won’t really do much for you as far as lighting up a place — it’s a pretty weak light — but they look purty!  And they last for quite a while.  I think my dad turned them on at around 3PM, and they all lasted until well after 10PM.  (If you buy batteries, get the cheap kind at Costco or something — my dad pointed out that after being on for at least 5-7 hours straight, the batteries probably won’t be good for much else later, and not really reliable, so you might as well toss ’em.  I know, I know, my soul had pangs of environmental guilt over this.  Either way, I didn’t want to pay a lot for super-duper batteries when you don’t really need them.)   

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