(Closed) No candles allowed

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
Member
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Lanterns with LED lights in them, centerpieces with LED lights in water with beads over them, put the flameless candles in somthing that is completely covered so it just makes the vase glow. There are so many options!

Post # 4
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

You can still have candles! 🙂 “No open flames” just means that the candle and flame have to be enclosed, often in something like a hurricane jar. The candles can’t be in a smaller candleholder that would allow the flame to be exposed.

The “no open flames” rule is a common one. It was a rule at our reception but we had floating candles and flowers in hurricanes just fine. 🙂

Post # 7
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@Jer72:  Haha okay! Sorry! I was hoping that was an easy solution to the “no open flames” rule, which can be confusing.

Could you put some kind of lights in lanterns for a soft glow?

Post # 9
Member
1030 posts
Bumble bee

faaaaaaaaairy lights! we have a no open flame rule and we’ll be covering the place in fairy lights. beautiful!

ETA: OMG cover those beams in fairy lights. it would look seriously stunning. wowzers.

Post # 10
Member
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Oh I think something liek @Gemstone: posted would look really nice along the bottom of the windows if it will be dark out or just on the tables.

Post # 11
Member
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I don’t think you need candles in that space!  A mix of high and low florals would look great- something to draw the eye up to the high ceilings.

My venue doesn’t allow candles either and I’m doing floral centerpieces.  Candles are beautiful but definitely not necessary, especially in a space with lighting like that.

Post # 13
Member
1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

Can you cover the mason jars with something, like a pretty paper that is somewhat see-through, or a light coat of paint, or lace or something, and then put a flameless candle inside?  Then it wouldn’t be like seeing a flameless candle inside a mason jar, it would just be a light source.

Post # 14
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46371 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Flameless candles can be used very effectively in a number of ways:

-use flamelss wax candles- they are pricier but placed high on a pedestal or inside a hurricane look very realistic

– nestle the candle into a base of pebbles, gravel, gel etc so you don’t see the plastic holder

 

 

-place the LED candle in an opaque holder  for the same reason

– if you are using a clear vase or jar, wrap the lower part or the whole thing with lace or another sheer fabric

-hang votives from branches or use fishing line and hang a cluster of votives from the ceiling to create a feature

-place the candles inside a photo frame

Post # 15
Member
1358 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would get uplighting or wall washes. It can create a nice glow throughout the room, and you can also use lighting to highlight particular elements, like the cake or centerpieces. My venue offers special event lighting at extra charge, but many DJs also offer it (ours is bringing dance floor LEDs for no extra cost), as do event companies or even theater groups (the local opera provided lighting for my office’s last holiday party).

Look at Mrs. Turkey’s recaps to get an idea of what it looks like…the lighting at her reception was amazing.

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