My fiance and I are getting married in December of 2013 and came up with all these really cool wedding ideas that involved candles. However, we’ve booked our venue and for insurance reasons, candles are no longer allowed in the buillding. We also were planning on having round tables and then found out most of the tables are rectangular. Needless to say I FREAKED OUT. But the venue itself is perfect and has a very welcome, warm, ski-lodge feel to it which we feel is great for a Winter wedding. They already set up quite a bit of white Christmas lights for the holidays because they do host alot of Christmas parties there and informed us that no other lights can be set up.
I’ve been kind of messing around with the manzanita branches with crystals and trying to come up with some centerpiece ideas, but I’m not 100% sure how I feel about them yet.
I know for sure that my colors are slate blue, baby blue, and silver. Other then that… I’m at a loss. All the cute centerpieces I find involve candles. I guess we could always use LED tealights…
Any ideas anyone? I realize we have awhile to plan everything but I’m a major planning person so this is already driving me nuts!
you can get LED candles in all different sizes, not just tea lights
also fairy lights, so pretty!
winter weddings are my favorite !
There are a lot of flameless candles out there. I was at a wedding last December and they had some flameless candles that I didn’t even realize were flameless until I looked really close. There are a lot of styles out there. That should give you the candle look you wanted without that actual burning candles.
PS – YAY winter weddings!
And there are lots of other sites
Twig lights would be great for a” ski-lodge feel” wedding- the rustic look with lights.
or, ice crystal branches with hanging votive holders with an LED light. If you use opaque votive holders, your guests won’t even know it’s not a real candle.
@julies1949: I love those twig lights! Beautiful.
Hi! Check out my post and see if anything strikes your fancy – My brother in law recently got married and I did all the decorations. http://www.weddingbee.com/classifieds/show-ad/?id=20266/#axzz2LfdoTxyB
I particularly think you might like the hanging snowflakes. Send me a private message!
That’s too bad about the candles! I have flameless candles all around my house and love them! I think they look really cool. It gives the feel that real candles do. I got them at Costco. Check them out! The twigs are cool too!
@BruBru: I had the exact same problem! I know how you feel, it was really fustrating, because i had this fantastic picture in my head, and then i had to start from scratch. Our colours were origionally ice blue, silver, antique rose and white, but then we thought that was too much, so we narrowed it to silver, antique rose and white. We’re having roses as the flowers in pink and and white, and everything else is ice themed. Instead of candles we’ve booked 15 of these Crystal table chandeliers: http://www.essentialweddinghire.com/Crystal-Table-Chandeliers(2710879).htm
And we’re having fake snow (like you get in shop windows)
And possibly an Ice Bar too:
This is what I used for my Dec. 31 wedding, you could replace the candles with led candles I got the branches at save on crafts! They have great stuff and great prices. We also got married in a lodge type building!
@BruBru: If my venue vetoed my candles, I would just use LED ones