(Closed) Alternatives to lit candles….Reception Hall Rules

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I actually just attended a wedding today that used the battery operated candles. I think they looked really good and you couldn’t really tell at all.

I know that orientaltrading.com carries them and they’ve gotten overal good reviews… just order more than you need just incase some don’t =)

Post # 4
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

INVEST IN THEM!!!! I recently posted on a thread explaining that we are using them for our wedding. I always, always, always keep them in stock at home and with our camping gear. They make perfect night lights in the tent or to line the hallway for out of town guests. *Giggle* Cheesy, I know!

Amnystik is right tho, purchase more than you expect to need because some may not work. (Try shaking them or adjusting the battery!) I usually go to Dollar Tree or Walgreens for them. Being that it is Halloween season you should be able to get a great deal on them once everything goes on clearance.

Post # 5
1686 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

if you’re looking for the larger sized candles, or even the tea light sized ones – i don’t know about in the states but i know that costco in canada has them and for a really good price, including batteries!

The larger candles are even covered in a type of wax so that the outside looks and feels real!

Post # 6
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think they’re a great idea…  I went to a wedding where the florist created these tall centerpiece trees that had glass votive cups hanging off them.  The venue required all flames to be fully enclosed in glass and sitting on a flat surface, so they used the little battery operated votives.  I that think up close, no they don’t look just like real candles.  But when they’re in an arrangement like that, they look great! They even make ones that flicker and twinkle.  I bought some that were 3/$1 at Dollar Tree, with batteries already in them.  That’s cheaper than most real votives!

Post # 8
1400 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just bough some battery operated ones at the Dollar Tree this weekend. They came in a pack of 3/$1. I bought one pack, to test them out and see how well they really worked. They come with batteries, and they’re actually a yellowish color so they have the glow of a candle AND they flicker! So it really looks like a real candle. I tested one out and it was still going strong after 8 hours. I just went back yesterday and bought the store out! lol

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