(Closed) Using candles. Will they even be noticed???

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I disagree with your family friend.  I think candles and LED lights can make a big impact for a cheap price.  I say go with it.

Post # 4
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree with Tulip…go for it!

Post # 5
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I agree as well! We’re doing the same thing. LEd lights in the centerpices and lots of candles. Go for it!

Post # 6
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I hope your friend is wrong because I am doing LED candlelights around each of my centerpieces. Any time I have ever seen them at a wedding they look amazing.

Post # 7
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I totally disagree… candles give off a lot of light!

Post # 8
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Haha…until I saw that you’re in MI, I thought you were discribing my venue in Milwaukee, WI! Haha…

I agree with all the above posters- go ahead and use candles and LED lights! They’ll look amazing (especially after the sun is down). Your family friend sounds like a bit of a downer. Almost every wedding I’ve been to has had candles, and even in the day time they make a difference!

Post # 9
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Signature Events

Candles make a huge difference!  They really make everything look softer, fancier, and more romantic.  Our reception coordinator and florist, who have also been involved with tons of weddings, keep reminding me to buy candles for ours.  Maybe your family friend is just trying to save you some money?

Post # 10
1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think you will love the candles.  You can’t replace the flicker and the reflections off the glassware and centerpieces.  If it’s what you were envisionsing, go with it..

Post # 11
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

@Kare – I think you’ll love them too! Don’t listen to your family friend. Candles add so much warmth to a room and give it that wedding glow. One thing my reception coordinator told me though is that rooms get very hot with a lot of the real candles. He convinced me to use the electric tealight candles. They gave off the same warmth, and I didn’t have to worry about any of them going out w/ the air conditioning on. It kept my room nice and cool, but still gave the impression that I had candles everywhere.

Post # 13
1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

My candles added such a great glow to the room and made a big difference to how it felt.  Just make sure your venue sets the temp properly to handle them, plus a full room.  🙂  Ours didn’t make it too hot, and I had two long tapers per round, plus basically one long taper per 4-top of the long rectangles.  We had a ton of tall taper candles lit– I think 51 in total– plus a dozen or so small votives.

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