Post # 1
So, we’re having a rustic candlelit reception in a barn-like venue. I have 35 tables each with 7 mason jars of varying size holding 7 candles. I will also have large tree branch decor on the food/WP/guestbook tables all of which will have hanging votives on them. Not to mention our Wedding Party table will also have a long line of mason jars all filled with candles as well.
My dilemma is this: Who do I ask to light all those candles so that when the guests arrive they are walking into the beautiful ambiance of candle light? I hate to ask/recruit some of my friends to leave the ceremony early, but I’m not sure what else to do.
Suggestions from the Bees, pretty please!
Post # 3
Good morning girl! Now we keep bumping into each other!
Is it a venue or a private place? Could you ask the facilitator or owner? If not, perhaps a close friend that is not in the Wedding Party could leave after the ceremony and go straight there to light them?
Post # 4
@Mrs.tobe: Is there anyone working at your reception that you could ask to do this? A wedding coordinator? If not, I would ask a friend to do it. Just ask one of your friends boyfriend or girlfriend to do it.
Post # 5
Are we having the same wedding? 🙂
I have the same plans as you for a multitude of mason jars and candles. My mom’s friend who excels at decorating will be arranging and lighting the candles for me. I’m going to get her a nice gift or a gift card to a nice restaurant to thank her. Is there someone who could do something like that for you? An aunt, family friend, etc.? I would have to pay my venue a special set-up fee if I wanted them to do it for me.
Post # 6
I agree with the PPs. See if any of the workers would be able to take care of it. Otherwise ask a friend or family member.
Are the ceremony and reception back-to-back where the person would definately miss part of the ceremony?
If you have a receiving line after the ceremony, I’m sure one or two people wouldn’t mind missing that….
Post # 7
@MasqueradeMom: Well good morning! I’m actually winding down and off to bed very soon. It’s privately owned, but not sure if she helps with any of the details.
@missmichigan:We’re not having a DOC, so I had actually thought about letting a friend do it. Just not sure how far in advance to ask them to head to the reception site, and I didn’t want to hurt feelings by asking them to leave early I guess.
Post # 8
@BlueChampagne: No receiving line :o(
@curlyncurvy: We’re wedding twins?! I just love the idea of candles, candles, candles! You can’t get much more beautiful than that warm glow they exude. :o)
Post # 9
Do you have a caterer? A lot of times they’ll do things like that for you. It sounds beautiful! Such a good idea to have branches and votives.
Post # 10
@Mrs.tobe: If you are asking a friend or an Aunt to do it, have them go like 5 minutes ahead. Maybe they can bring someone with them to help. A little cousin would love that job!