Post # 1
I have always hated LED flicker light candles because I LOVE real fire. I always thought they looked really fake. However, I have recently seen some fairly convincing ones that I think look okay and hopefully not tacky.
But, I am having my wedding in the mountains in Colorado which means aboslutely no fire! Other than a smoking patio, the venue doesn’t like candles.
However, I like the effect of low lights and flickering candles…Are LED flicker light candles okay? They would not be a main part of the centerpiece but would dot along the tables along with mixed bud vases and assorted glassware and maybe lining the cocktial patio outside and the path to the venue….
Post # 3
@kateisstoned: I also prefer natural candlelight; however, because we’re having our reception in a 100 year old barn, we were told absolutely no flames. We chose to include the LED candles in our centerpiece and I don’t feel bad about it. At the end of the day, it will have the same effect and guests will probably understand why we couldn’t have real fire. I say go for it 🙂
Post # 4
We’re using LED candles too and I think they look fine. I’m doing paper flower centerpieces, so mixing an open flame with those would be a bad idea. I doubt guests will notice the difference, LED candles look pretty realistic these days.
Post # 5
My venue also does not allow open flames, so LED is the route we’ve got to go. Don’t have a choice. However, we’re purchasing a LOT of very realistic LED candles (4/$24 – or $6/each) and I love them. They are lightly scented and I’m actually using some of them around my house, especially in the bedroom and bathroom where I love to have candles. Ours have a 4 hour timer too, so you can just turn them on and let them flicker without worrying.
Make sure you get the ones that actually flicker, not just stay on… those don’t look very realistic. The ones we got feel like real wax too… not like plastic or rubber. The ONLY thing I am concerned about is people taking them thinking they are favors. At my sister’s wedding they had diamond shaped napkin rings and people took SOOOO many of them thinking they were FAVORS. She ended up having to pay $3 per holder because she rented them. FI’s mom suggested we use some sort of adhesive to stick them to the mirrors they’ll be on, so people know they are NOT favors….
Post # 6
Candles are so important to me in decorating my venue space. If I weren’t allowed real candles, I think I would have to go with the alternative — LED flicker light candles. I’m sure you can make it work! Obviously not my first choice, but ya gotta make it work!