(Closed) Where to buy candles?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

As long as you don’t need them to be soy or scented, Ikea always has candles for a bargain!

Post # 4
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House

Hi Date Twinkie!  I asked my DOC this same question because I was concerned that some candles would be of better quality than others, but she said all candles are pretty much the same.  I’m not sure where you’re located, but try Target, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or Ikea.  Mrs. Green Tea also wrote a post on making tea lights last longer:


Post # 5
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I always hear candles4less.com is a good site to purchase candles in bulk. I agree with the other ladies that Ikea can help you as well. I just purchased 100 tea lights for $3.99 or something like that.

Post # 6
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I used quickcandles.com to get mine.  I haven’t burned them yet, but I’m sure they’ll be fine.

Post # 7
2205 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

i bought mine from hobby lobby and waited for that 50% off sale.  i bought enough to have 4 votives like you described on each table, and lighting other places in the reception hall.  I think it was a 24 pack for $5

They lasted for about 7 hours at the reception, I reused them for another 3 hours at my second reception and they’re still not burned out.  the best part was that because they weren’t votices, the wind wouldn’t blow them out, outdoors.


Post # 8
4 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

I had votive candles at my outdoor garden reception and another thing to think about is the wind not just blowing them out, but splattering the wax all over the place.  We spent money on higher end candles at Michaels and then spent 2 hours scraping wax off of the reception site stairs, etc.  Not how I imagined my first day as a newlywed!!  I would highly recommend the dripless candles!! 

Post # 9
361 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I got mine at candles4less.com, and I researched for quite awhile on that.  The tea lights may burn our too quickly. So, you’ll probably want to go with actual votives.

Post # 10
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

We purchased glass votives with the candles secured inside them from Michael’s — 12 for about $4.00 after a coupon! 

Post # 11
101 posts
Blushing bee

I just got a huge quantity from candles4less and couldn’t have been happier. They shipped them out right away, and I had gotten 144 in total of the floating candles.  I got them just a few days after having ordered them and they were cheaper than the other sites. 

Post # 12
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I haven’t gotten mine yet but I am most likely going to go to hobby lobby and do something similar to what lattelove did

Post # 14
1 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

go online and shop, depending on where you live you can buy them wholesale..or even a 99 cent store will carry them.

Post # 15
512 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ikea for sure – also walmart for tea lights is super affordable. Consider saving up coupons for michaels and going during different weeks/day and buying the bigger candles with coupons – that will save you alot. GL!

Post # 16
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

IKEA has great prices on tealights especially. I think it is only $2.99 for 100 or something; everytime we go to an IKEA (the closest one to us is Chicago which is over 2 hours away) I stock up! They quality isn’t the best but if you only need it for a night it is fine. The only problem with tealights is they don’t last very long (maybe an 1 hour); I am not sure if IKEA has votives?

I purchased mine from Cudge. I got 144 votives and votive holders for $106 or so… but I remember shipping being like $35 which is way more than I wanted to pay but I didn’t have another choice at that point!

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