Post # 1
Alright so Fiance and I finally chose a venue. I’m a little upset that they have an open flame policy because I wanted to do different sized pillar candles on stands or just on a plate all together.
Now I have to not only have my candles in a glass but the flame can’t even be above the top of the rim of the glass. So now I have to measure everything to make sure the flame doesn’t get too high. Pretty strict, IMO.
Can any of you bees help me come up with some centerpieces that look very nice with this policy in mind? My wedding is next fall, if you want to give me ideas with a fall theme!
I also would really prefer to stick with real candles with real flames, as I know the LED ones can look nice but to me it just isn’t the same.
Post # 3
3 pillars, stones on the bottom, a flower inside and the candle sitting on top of the water, just making sure the candle is floating an inch below the top of the glass. If they squawk, remind them if it gets knocked over, the water would act as an immediate sprinkler system and put out the flame.
Post # 4
I had this same rule at my venue. I bought vintage cut glass drinking glasses and put the candles in the bottom. I don’t have any pictures yet. Or you could do exactly what you decribed, but in a large hurricane glass.
Post # 5
I’m making little mason jar lanterns. My mom had a ton of old mason jars of different sizes. So we’re putting some sand in the bottom and a little pillar candle inside each.
Post # 6
I went through the same thing at my venue. I asked if I could have candles (repeatedly) and they said yes each time. It wasn’t until months later, I was telling them about my ideas for a centerpieces that they told me about needing the flame covered. – gah!
I thought about use hurricane vases and pillar candles – but those ended up being too costly. So, I went with a floral centerpiece and votives EVERYWHERE. It wasn’t the same look as the candelabra’s with tall candles that I wanted… but it ended up being fine.
Post # 7
You can use any centerpiece idea you see online just make sure the candle size is proportionate to the vase or candleholder.
You can get inexpensive clear glass vases at Dollar Tree (you can order in bulk from their website and have delivered to your local store), Save on Crafts and
Post # 8
im having issues with this.. tealights are okay as they are at my venue. they are letting us use there huricane glasses for the 6inch candle and the mirror tile.. my issue is the 3 inch candle i have.. in october the lady verbally said she will find me holders and dont worry about it.. january came and an email saying she wasnt able to find/buy the right holders and i need to do that… argh. so now im on a hunt for inexpensive ones–42 is a lot to find and it adds up!
Post # 9
I am in the same boat. I wanted several candles of different heights all grouped together in the center of the table in a large hurricane with rose petals around the base. So far, I haven’t found a hurricane large enough BUT I saw one in a display kitchen at Ikea yesterday. I couldn’t find it down in the decor area, but my Fiance was starving and impatient so I didn’t have enough time to look or ask a staff member. If I find it I’ll let you know. Ikea does have lots of cheap, great glass options for holding individual candles of varying size if that’s an idea for you.
Post # 10
i picked up a 7inch cylinder at dollar tree gonna be taking that and my big candle and my 3×3 candle to venue and see if it would look okay….before i buy 41 more.