(Closed) how many candles per table for a romantic ambience?

posted 4 years ago in Decor
Post # 4
Hostess
23785 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

20 per table sounds pretty good to me! I LOVE this look by the way, it’s going to be super romantic!

Post # 5
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960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@bretonvirgniia:  Sounds interesting I’m having a hard time answering because I can’t pictue a 12 foot table with that.

 

Would you be able to set it up at home? I mean you probably don’t have a 12 foot table but could you clear 12 feet of floor space, turn the lights down and then light the candles until you’re happy?

Post # 8
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77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@bretonvirgniia:  Oh…! Sounds absolutely gorgeous!! =) I would agree with that 20 is a fair number of tea lights since they don’t stay lit too long to begin with! Or you could with maybe votives that might last longer?? 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I think it depends on the size of the tealights and the holders. We used 3 on each 6ft. round (mainly because there were so many other things on the tables to consider,so space was a factor). How wide are your tables and what kind of service are you doing? To judge beforehand you would have to do a mockup and see how much room you’ll have.

 

Post # 10
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993 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Just a thought, I see you’ve already bought stuff – tealights don’t always last that long so check the number of burning hours… also, uplighting of the walls in a warm gold colour (doable with LED uplighting) also helps to create the atmosphere – we weren’t allowed burning candles in our venue but the uplighting really warmed it up and created the romantic effect.

Post # 13
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77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@bretonvirgniia:  Ah okay then the tealights sound perfect. That is so cool that you get to have that kind of arrangement at your reception! =) So much more intimate, personal, and your guests can talk comfortably amongst themselves. 🙂 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

Family style means you’ll have even less room. Those platters are pretty big (we only had one for antipasto per table), so if I were you, I’d overbuy just in case you’ll need many more than you thought.

 

This is what we used at the wedding for reference. Add to them centerpieces, table numbers,favors and place settings and glassware (and even some purses), the tables were tight and the candles got pushed to the center.

 

For the bridal shower, we had the same thing (family style and long tables) and before the food was brought out, it looked like we had plenty of space. Not so much, really, and again the candles got moved around.

Post # 16
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993 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@bretonvirgniia:  I actually live in Alberta – try asking your DJ or decorator if you have one maybe?

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