(Closed) LED Flicker Light Candles : Yay or Nay?

posted 5 years ago in Decor
  • poll: How do you feel about LED flicker light candles?
    I love them - perfect option! Way less maintenance than real candles. : (6 votes)
    43 %
    Not ideal but they will work and still add great ambiance. : (6 votes)
    43 %
    Use them sparingly, if at all. Maybe from a distance they could look okay. : (1 votes)
    7 %
    No, no, no. So tacky! : (1 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    823 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @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
    2685 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
    12 posts
    • Wedding: December 1993

    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
    739 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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!

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