Post # 1
So a few weeks ago we went to the venue to scoop it out (we’ve been there before, this time we went with the lady putting together the flowers), and found out that they had recently changed their policy on candles. (new policy: no candles!) This was introduced after we booked the venue and we were not given any notice that this policy had changed until we sat down in a very informal meeting with the lady that was now running the place. After finding this out my mom talked to someone up higher and got the okay for candles in jars (no tea lights on tables, taper candles, open votives, ect.)
I was planning to put may different candles all around the fireplace. It was going to be big and amazing. I was very pissed to find that I would have to change my idea 2 months before the wedding!!! I can put some in jars (I am using a ton of mason jars already, a few more will be fine. But I would love to here others’ opinion on what I should do with the space. (I am really not a fan on the battery operated candles). My wedding is ‘rustic chic’ themed, colors are grey, cranberry red, and teal/aqua blue. The only thing I can think of is getting branches and adding lights to them. I have too many other things to think about right now, changing decor at the last minute shouldn’t have to be one of them!
the fire-place area in question:
(all the pics we took that I can find kinda suck, sorry about this!)
The DJ will set up in the area next to the big orange plug.
Here is a bad mock-up of my centerpeices (before the no-candle thing!):
Post # 3
You can use flamless LED candles. Thats what im using, they sell them at Michaels and walmart.
Post # 4
Especially if it’s tucked into other decor no one will notice that your tealights are LEDs. In fact they’ll think it’s cool if they do – they won’t burn out (or burn up anything else). They can be pretty cheap and then you can reuse them for years and years of jack-o-lanterns. 🙂
Post # 5
Yep – LED flameless candles were going to be my suggestion as well. You can get HUGE LED candles too (that could flank the fireplace). You can get them at all sorts of places (like Target, Walmart, etc.)
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
LED candles. And you can use any pillar candles you have already purchased by buring the candle down some and putting a tealight LED in the top.
Post # 7
I could not have candles at my reception either. I thought LED candles were cheesy with there big white bottoms. I took painters tape and covered the light, and spray painted the bottoms. I think they look a lot better in my votives. I was on Save A Craft and purchased an amber garland with a string of battery operated lights. You could put that around your fireplace.
Post # 8
I think these are awesome–and less tacky than the big LEDs!
Post # 9
They didn’t give you a size limit on the jars, right? you can get a couple of large glass jars (like cookie jars) and put multiple candles in them. Or, if you knowhow to make candles, you could make the large jars into multi-wick candles.
Post # 10
I also second the LED tealights, instead of the large LED pillars. The tealights are so small that no one will really notice they aren’t real tea lights.