Post # 1
This is a logistic I need some advice on. We are having an outdoor wedding and I plan on having votives with candles on the tables (about 200 votives). My dilema is, how to get them lit? Should I light them all ahead of time? My concern is that they will burn out before the end of the night, and since it will be dark by then, that is when I will want them the most. Should I somehow get the guests to light them? Assign a couple of people to go around and light them? Anyone who has any ideas or has already had a wedding and has some advice I would appreciate any input. Thanks.
Post # 3
I have the same problem! We are going to ask someone at the venue to do it, either the caterer setting up or one of the staff at the venue that has to be there. hopefully they’ll do it!
Post # 4
Do you have a day of Coordinator that you can assign to this? I think it’s rude to ask guests to do this.
Post # 5
Do you have some friends who maybe could do it for you?
Post # 6
I don’t have a day of coordinator. Thank you for your opinion that you don’t think it is a good idea to asks guests to do it…I am scratching that one off my list. I didn’t really see that option as working very well anyway 🙂
Post # 7
@DeathByDesign: Now that I am thinking more into it, there will be two teen guests there that would probably enjoy having a little job to do, as they may be a little bored anyway. I am sure anyone (friends) I asked would be more than happy to do it if I asked, but I don’t want to give out jobs to guests either.
Post # 8
I dont think it would be a problem to ask a close friend who is a guest to help you if there isnt an event coordinator at your venue to do it. It wouldnt take that long so they wouldnt miss out on the experience of the wedding. Perhaps get them a little favour to thank them for helping you? Or ask the teens to help you out, again wont take very long so I dont think it would be inappropriate.