Post # 1
Hello my beautiful bees . I need help in choosing the types of candles I should have for my tables. I will be having medium-sized low profile centre-pieces with mostly light pink & ivory roses with a few brighter pink/plum coloured flowers for accents/contrast. I will also have pin lighting & may have light pink up lighting on a few columns. My hall is quite bright with white walls & some black accents & black & ivory carpet & my linen will be ivory so I am hoping for dim lighting to lessen the brightness of so much light colour. But I love the look of candle-light. I am trying to decide between tea-lights & jar candles. I love the look of tea lights in little glass holders (ikea style!!) & they are so much cheaper but they only burn for 4 hrs & I want them lit when guests arrive at 5:30 & would like for them to keep burning throughout the night. My entrance where the receiving line will be has an amazing window but there are none in the reception hall so candle light will not be wasted. Any suggestions or ideas I may not have considered? I am still very open to other ideas so I welcome any & all in-put. You creative & DIY types amaze & inspire me! Thanks bees!
Post # 3
These are supposed to last for 6 hours. I haven’t tried them, but they’re pretty cheap, maybe order a pack and see how long they last.
Post # 4
votive candles look like tall tea lights and will usually burn for longer. These say they last 12 hours, but like previous posters I would definately test one out first. I think they would still look cute in a glass jar though as they are not huge like pilar candles.
http://www.save-on-crafts.com/whitevotives.html there are 30 of them for 12 dollars which is pretty reasonable and I think they would look cute in just about anythign you put them in
Post # 5
I second the comment on votive candles, and try yummi candles. I ordered them for really cheap, I think I got 100!
Post # 6
I bought 12-packs of basic white candles in a clear holder at Michael’s. They run 40% of sales on them every now and then, and that was the cheapest price I could find in a store & online. My tester candle burned 13 hours, and all of the candles lasted through our entire reception. You can find these candles in the candle aisle in a cardboard container covered with clear wrapping.