Post # 1
I really want candles to light up our reception venue. The have 2 chandeliers over the dance floor area and i’d like the perimeter of the room where all the guest tables will be to be lit solely by candles. How many candles do I need on each table (rounds) to achieve this effect? Anyone have an idea?
I’m trying to figure out how many glass votives to order, we are using square ones and they are harder to find. I found some I really like and want to snatch them up ASAP, but don’t know how many to buy for each table.
Post # 3
I used votives for my tables. I had small round ones on long tables. We used appoximately 20 on each table. Depending on how candle-y you want it, I’d shoot for 10-15 on the rounds.
Post # 4
Thank you very much! Approximately how many guests were seating at your long tables (trying to get a comparison on size)?
I forgot to add, our centerpieces are going to be low profile (I think they are going to be in a 6 inch rectangular vase) I dont’ want anyone having to look over or around them to talk and I’d like the lighting to have more of an impact than the flowers (I know that’s strange, everyone loves flowers, I really dont’ care much about them).
Post # 5
What about using taller candles or candle holders? That way the light is either at or above the level of the flowers. Low candle light will be blocked by the centerpieces. I saw an idea with floating candles in dinner glasses instead of pricy vases! Glasses of all sizes would give you a different array, maybe some floating, some on the bottom. The light would have levels then too.
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
That’s a good question. I only have 3 candles/round table…guess I need to get more. >.>”
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor
I used 3 on each round table and there were xmas lights around the perimeter of the tent. It worked pretty well 🙂
Though, maybe we had overhead spotlight lights? I’m bad.. I was too busy to notice!
Post # 8
WhiteSonnet, I see what you are saying about the light being over the centerpieces, but I’d rather stick to votives. I just like the way they look and don’t want the candle itself to be the focus of the table, just the lighting in the room.
Do you really think the short centerpieces we are doing will keep the candles from lighting the room? If that’s the case, i might forget them all together. I don’t necessarily care about them not being seen over the centerpiece from the other sides of the table, but rather the glowing effect I’d like on the room. Hmmm..
Post # 9
I have often wondered this. Can the venue coordinator make some sort of recommendation? I mean, surely they’ve had others use candles in the past.
I just know that when my house is dark and I’ve got a few candles lit, the light does NOT go far.
What about mirrors underneath the candles? I’ve heard that can help magnify the light as well.
Post # 10
What about for outdoor seating?