(Closed) Is it tacky to use both real and flameless candles?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Is it tacky to use both real and flameless candles?
    Yes : (10 votes)
    21 %
    No : (37 votes)
    79 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I wouldnt think so if you make sure they match ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    Welcome to the Hive!

    Assuming I read correctly, I don’t think it will look bad to have the LED candles under the wine bottles and real, non-lit candles for decor.

    I’d love to see pictures of your centerpieces. They sound great.

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think in this situation it will look fine.  Do you have pics? 

    Post # 6
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    Blushing bee

    @jilliebean:  

    The only thing I would caution you on is that sometimes flameless candles are very, very dim and you hardly notice them.  Especially the cheaper ones.  

    It may look odd to have brilliantly glowing real candles and have some things look unlit altogether, depending on the flameless candle you use.

     

    Post # 7
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think it will be fine!

    Your centerpieces sound really awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 8
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I think it would look fine.

    But could a hole be drilled in the glass – either on the side or the top – to let oxygen in? I’ve never worked with glass so I’m not sure how easy this is but it could be an option.

    Another idea – maybe etch the glass half way up to obscure the flameless candle? They way it won’t be as obvious.

    Post # 8
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I think it would look fine.

    But could a hole be drilled in the glass – either on the side or the top – to let oxygen in? I’ve never worked with glass so I’m not sure how easy this is but it could be an option.

    Another idea – maybe etch the glass half way up to obscure the flameless candle? That way it won’t be as obvious.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Just an idea but how about a strand of battery operated lights in a tangled fashion in the cut bottles and then real candles else wear on the table?

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Just an idea but how about a strand of battery operated lights in a tangled fashion in the cut bottles and then real candles else wear on the table?

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Just an idea but how about a strand of battery operated lights in a tangled fashion in the cut bottles and then real candles else wear on the table?

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Just an idea but how about a strand of battery operated lights in a tangled fashion in the cut bottles and then real candles else wear on the table?

    Post # 12
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I really don’t think anyone will even know the ones inside the bottles are flameless!  I say go for it.  If they do lift it up and find out, they’ll probably just assume it’s for safety reasons (not having a piping hot wine bottle that could potentially get knocked over) and not even bat an eye.

    I want to see pics, too!

    Post # 13
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We’re doing a mix because of super silly super strict (as in, not outrageous – even our Wedding Planner & the Coordinator for the hotel say they’re absurd) laws.  The LED ones will be on our centerpieces (manzanita branches with little dangling things to hold the candles) and the real ones will be in whatever the venue provides us with.

    To get the real ones to stay lit under, you have to drill a hole.  If you’re a little hesitant, watch some more youtube videos and practice on different bottles.  Laughing  We were really scared when we first went at it, but well, practice does make perfect (kinda) lol

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