(Closed) Do candles get old?

posted 11 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I don’t think they get old, but I know I stored a bunch of mine in the basement and a few in the attic and the melted and got all funny shaped.

I’d be really careful about it, you could spena lot of money right now and then have them not be totally perfect when the wedding time comes and have to buy new ones.

Good luck!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I don’t think they get old…they’re just wax, nothing that spoils…but if they’re "smelly" the scent might fade. We have a lot of ’em sitting around that we bought ages ago.  But if you store them somewhere too hot, they will melt like Sweeney2Be said.  It’d have to get pretty hot, tho’ (extreme temps like in an attic will do it). I have a bunch sitting in front of the window in direct sunlight…they’ve been fine (unmelted), but it doesn’t get above 90 here.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2007 - Wynbrick Center - a historic mansion in my hometown.

I’ve never had any problems with it, and I’ve had candles for years and years before burning them!

 I think princesskittyHI might be right, though, about the scent fading.  But also, they generally suggest against using sented candles in wedding receptions because you don’t want the scent of the candles mingling with (and possibly clashing with) that of the food.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Sometimes the color fades.  And dust will stick to the wax, so you’ve got to store them well.

Post # 8
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Newbee

Candles are a beautiful way to have an intimate and romantic setting.  Try and keep it to neutrals with colorful accented ribbon or glass! Good Luck!

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