Post # 1
I was trying out some centerpiece ideas tonight at home and was seeing how the lantern I wanted to use for half my tables looked:
So, I wanted to see if it would get way too hot to attach a sunflower head or ribbon to the top of the lantern, so I put a tealight in it and let it go for an hour or so and came back to see how hot it had gotten. It got HOT. Like almost burned my hand hot. Should I rely on guests ability to not touch things that have candles in them, or should I look for a centerpiece that is less dangerous?
Post # 3
Just from a liability standpoint, I would try to find something less dangerous. I would hate to have one of my guests get hurt when it was avoidable.
Post # 4
Yea that is crazy that it got that hot to the touch….a lot of people or curious like me..and would touch it lol. Now I think I can X the latern centerpiece off of my list….Maybe you should consider looking for something else??? Sorry girl
Post # 5
I’m just glad I found out about it now after buying one for a trial, and not after going to IKEA and buying 12 of them! This lantern is very small (only 8″ high), so I would’t knock all lanterns off your list. Maybe one that is taller and larger (and sadly more expensive) would not get so hot.
Post # 6
I think that lanterns look so pretty and I LOVE that image! I am going to look into this for my own upcoming wedding!
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Post # 8
If there was any concern during your test run, then find a different centerpiece. I’m not sure why your guests would be touching it in the first place and it won’t even occur to the majority to do so. But you don’t want anything they will hurt themselves with. You can also go for the battery operated tealights inside the lanterns and they won’t heat the metal. They aren’t terribly realistic looking but most people don’t pay that much attention to whether they are real or not.
Post # 9
I dont think you should worry about people touching it – I really dont think anyone would? People always have candles at wedding and no one touches the candlestick or the votive, do they? Maybe a more expensive (ie, rental) lantern would be better than just buying super cheap ones.
Post # 10
I second serabell. Use the flickering battery operated tea lights because they look like the real deal. My church wouldn’t let me use candles on my decor. I am using moroccan lanterns and will be using the battery operated tea lights for them 🙂
Post # 11
I love that lantern and am looking for something just like that. I agree with using the battery operated tea light too….they don’t get hot and last longer than burning a real tea light.