Post # 1
We are having a fall themed wedding next October in the Adirondacks. Mostly everything besides our food is theme related. Our favorite smell EVER is this pumpkin scented candle that a local country store makes and sells. The smell is subtle but just makes you think of fall. I have never been to a wedding before that used scented candles in their table decor. I’m wondering if there is a reason for that? I would never consider it if the smell was too overpowering but it seriously just smells like fresh baked pie.
Post # 3
I have been to a wedding with scented candles. And I personally think they do not go. When you are trying to eat dinner it was bad. Just IMO
Post # 4
Are you having a seated dinner? If so, I would definitely not do scented candles. Even food type scents can bother people with allergies (I have bad asthma, and floral scented candles send me to the bathroom with my inhaler every time…I’d hate for that to happen to a guest). And since so much of taste is related to our smell, having scented candles on the table could really interfere with dinner.
If you love the candles, maybe you could wrap them well and give them as favors?
Post # 5
@nmsoonerbride: I suppose your right. It was just a thought. Actually we already have the favors covered. Everyone is getting an individual size orchard apple pie!
Post # 6
Scented candles should not be used anywhere near food. While the scent itself may not be overpowering, not everyone reacts the same way and you will have people who get sick by the smell combinations (candle perfume plus the food scents). Use the scented candles elsewhere and then utilize unscented candles (which come in all colors online) at the reception just to be safe.
Post # 7
I second the other posts about the scent of the candles mixing with the smell of food. But I too love the smell of pumpkin candles! Perhaps you can limit them to the gift tables, bar, bathroom counter, and any other surface that won’t have food on it.
Post # 8
I agree with the majority of the posts…..Scented candles around food do not go well.
I would also not go with scented candles because some people may have a sensitive nose. No one can control someone who is wearing too much perfume but scented candles can be controlled.
Post # 9
I say dont do it. I LOVE scented candles myself and have a ton in my house, but you never know when someone is going to be extra-sensitive to that kind of thing or even possibly have an allergic reaction. I had a teacher in high school who asked us not to wear scented lotion because the fragrance bothered her so much. I say…save the pumpkin candles for your own dining room table!
Post # 10
I work as the event coordinator at a reception venue and scented candles are a NO NO!! You may like the candles but not everyone else will. Also scent truly goes hand in hand with your taste buds so depending on the menu you select could change the way your guests will enjoy the meal service.
Post # 11
I also say no scented candles. I have asthma and allergies and I am very sensitve to smells. Even something that seem mild. I found 10 hour buringing non scented votives online and I used those. They worked out great.
Post # 12
I guess you don’t need another person to say no to this… you’ve gotten the point. I just wanted to say that I entertained a similar idea for about two seconds before my fiance talked sense back into me. It seems like such an innocent idea until you really think about all the ways it could go wrong. Sorry we’re all such Negative Nellys about this, but you’ll be better off in the end. I promise.