Post # 1
So my reception venue is right on a little lake that goes out into Lake Michigan. Very beutiful. three of the 4 walls in the room is one big window and I really want to emphisize the sunset. Well I dont want too much “electrical” lighting and so I’m going for tons of candles. I also would like to do some LED lights inside of our centerpieces to add a little extra glow. A family friend who has planned many many weddings told me that the candles wont add that much glow and neither will my center pieces and to just cross them both out of my ideas. Well these two things were very important to me and created the whole “look” I picture in my head for my reception.
Does anyone have the same oppinion?? Any other oppinions?????
Post # 3
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
I agree with Tulip…go for it!
Post # 5
I agree as well! We’re doing the same thing. LEd lights in the centerpices and lots of candles. Go for it!
Post # 6
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
I totally disagree… candles give off a lot of light!
Post # 8
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
- 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
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
@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 # 12
Thank you thank you!!! I think I am still gonna go with my ideas. I just needed that little extra support to know its not a bad idea!
@2PeasinaPod: I never thought about it getting too hott with all the real candles…thats a good tip and I will for sure be on the look out now for the electirc tea light ones!
Post # 13
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.