Post # 1
i’d like to have a rows of pillar candles on the long tables at my reception, but a) it’s expensive and b) what am i going to do with 300 pillar candles afterwards?
anyone have any ideas on how to achieve this look? can candles be…rented?
Post # 3
I have never heard of anyone renting out candles, although you can rent out candle centerpieces which may come with the required candles. If you really want a long row of candles I would search for candles sold in bulk. A quick Google search for "bulk pillar candles" comes up with several sights that offer pretty cheap prices, especially for plain colors.
The only other option I can think of is to buy candles that can double as presents for your guests. You can buy pillar candles engraved with your names and date of marriage and then have each guest take one home at the end of the night. Presents and clean up in one! Try http://www.swaggergifts.com or http://www.mulberrymoon.com (which is currently running a sale on certain candle designs).
Post # 4
You can try Ikea for cheaper candles. We use all different sizes at the ballroom for our cocktail and dessert displays. As for what to use them for next time? Do you have a mantel or a nice shelf at home where you can create the same "ambiance" after the wedding? You can add shelves to your bedroom and place all the candles there to create a romantic space.
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods
Do you know of someone else getting married after you? Perhaps they’d like to use some of the candles. I’m sure the candles would hardly look used if you’ll only use them at the reception!
Post # 6
thanks everyone! i’ll keep these things in mind. i just checked out ikea and it was only about $500 for 300, so that may be my best bet. and yes, i do know people who would probably want them, and i suppose there’s always ebay!
Post # 7
I just posted about candle centerpieces. You can check it out here-http://perfectbound.blogspot.com/2007/11/clearly-lit.html
I didn’t even think about how costly they could be (not nearly as much as flowers!) I wonder if they will burn down by the end of the night and how much use you’ll get out of what’s left. I love the look of a glowing room and I think $500 worth of candles will be well worth the money. Just think of how beautiful your photographs will look!
Post # 8
i recently revisited mrs. lily’s ceremony pictures and now HAVE TO HAVE her pillar candles and curly willow lining the aisle. i know she said hers were purchased at a grocery store in az, but does anyone else have ideas on where i could get them specifically?
for the least amount of money that is …
and online would be great!
thanks in advance
Post # 9
i think candles on the tables would be gorgeous and worth it for $500. maybe you can even group them, or create a combination of pillars and tealights for less $. candles make events so cozy… i wish our reception place would let us have open flames! : (