Post # 1
Our ceremony venue is fairly dark, so I’d like to get as much candlelight in there as possible…but is lining the aisle w/votives too dangerous? I’m worried about people kicking them over or something when they leave (or even just shuffling their feet during the ceremony). Has anyone had any bad experiences in that regard?
Post # 3
Most places have some kind of a policy about where and how open flame can be used – just because of this kind of thing. Before you get too far down this path, I would check with your venue to see what they can allow.
Post # 4
I specifically asked about the use of candles when we met with the coordinator — their only restrictions are that all candles must be in a votive holder or hurricane and nothing can be hung. I was debating going with the flameless candles, but even with the good deals mentioned in another thread today, the costs would add up…it’s a pretty long aisle!
Post # 5
I agree with suzanno check with the venue … Also – you could consider closing off the center aisle and having your guests enter from the sides and only have the bridal party and you walk down the aisle.
Floating candles in big vases might be another option to line the aisle … http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/0/05/Floating_wedding_candles.jpg
Another idea – again check with the venue – and depending on the size of your wedding (the smaller the better) is starting with a candle ceremony of some sort and have yourself and the groom light the candle of the first person sitting in the first row (presumably your parents) and have them pass it on tot he person next to them, and then behidn them, and then everyone in the room is holding a lit candle.