(Closed) HELP with Candles!

posted 10 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I think you might have to stick to tea lights. 100 for 2.99 at Ikea. Or if you’re not near one: http://tinyurl.com/6a6ukx. 100 for 3.99. Or these may work: http://tinyurl.com/67cfck, actual votives, 6 for 2.47.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Hotel on the westside of Los Angeles

We’re using LED tealights to get around the fire permit issue.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

we’re having our reception in downtown LA and i’m not familiar with this rule… we can’t have large pillar candles?!?

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2007 - An historic estate

if you’re anywhere near north hollywood, you can see what they have at genwax.com and even pickup. 

my venue wasn’t in LA proper nor did it have the permit issues, but i just stuck with long-burn tealights bought from genwax as i knew cleanup of the tealights would be easier, too.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

No worries. San Francisco is the same way except they require 4 INCHES (or was it 4.5?????)

Definitely go by ways of the LED lights if you still want the traditional tealight in a votive look. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

my venue in Malibu has the same firecode, candles must be in holder. they say 2 1/2 inches higher, but i don’t think what i saw in my venue was a strict 2 1/2 inches. you should be ok so long as your candles are in a holder that is taller than the flame, in other words don’t fill a votive holder with sand and then put a taper candle in it.

and if all else fails you can always cut the bottom side of the candles down. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Our venue (Washington) doesn’t allow candles at all.  My sister’s (New Mexico) allowed only candles supplied by the venue, but that was because it was a historic building, and the candles had to be smokeless and dripless.

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