(Closed) Scented Candels? Please Help with my choice!

posted 9 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Are scented candels okay?
    Yes! : (2 votes)
    17 %
    No. : (10 votes)
    83 %
  • Post # 3
    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Hi Leche4evr — I actually have to agree with your sister because this is what I heard. It will no only interfere with the food but it could irritate your guests if they are sensitive to certain smells and such and with all those candles I am sure the smell of vanilla may be intense. But lets see what the other Bees have to say. I am by far not an expert on this.

    Post # 4
    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I light scented candles at dinner all the time, IMO I don’t think it interfers with my tast of food or anything like that.

    Whats great about scented candles is they help set theme, for example, if your wedding was in the fall & you have fall colors for your wedding, having pumpkin scented candles would support the theme. It basically helps you hit all your senses (looks like fall, feels like fall, smells like fall)

    I didn’t want to pay the extra $ more scented, but if I had the extra cash, I would of went for it (my wedding is outside too! )

    Post # 5
    248 posts
    Helper bee

    Definitely not OK for reasons listed above.  And often “economy” scented candles have a smell that is just off – unlike the pricier scented votives like Colonial Candles.  Can you return your candles and start over? If so, check out this online site for 15-hour unscented votives that are a little larger than regular votives.  They may not be as big as your small pillars but maybe they can work:  http://www.candles4less.com/candles/Unscented-Votive-Candles/15hour-votive-candles;jsessionid=0a0105501f435edc53834c5d417ca4119828d0fb8c75.e3eSc34OaxmTe34Pa38Ta38RbN50

    Post # 6
    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I think it depends on a few different things.

    I made our centerpieces and they have a VERY light scent to them.  Vanilla and Lavender.  I was seriously worried that they would be intense but they aren’t at all.  I also made our centerpieces over a month ago and they have been sitting ever since.

    I say to stay away from stronger scents like Fresh Linen or anything Rose like.

    Post # 7
    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2009


    Great theme by the way.  Pumpkin candles are AMAZING. 😀

    Post # 8
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    I agree with your sister that it does affect the taste of the food. However, playing devil’s advocate, it really depends on the candle. For example, Walmart’s brand Mainstays has scented candles that smell really good but you can’t tell what they smell like unless you literally have your nose in the flame. Yankee Candle on the other hand you can smell a mile away. All that said, it’s best to go unscented.

    Vanilla scented candles are something people either love or hate and there isn’t any middle ground. My sister loves them but I can’t be around them because that particular scent makes me sick.


    Post # 9
    368 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I really wanted scented but Fiance reminded me that some people may not share my favorite scents and some people are really sensitive to smells. I didn’t want my mom to have a pounding headache from the candles!

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