(Closed) would this be tacky?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

No – and I definitely have seen some electric candles that are so realistic I had no idea!

Post # 4
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Maybe. I have some flameless candles that we used in paper lanterns at our wedding, and the ones I have would look really weird out in the open and on top of a candelabra. 

Could you use candelabras but drape them in flowers and place candles around them? I’ve seen crystal “candles” somewhere… I’ll try to remember, but those would be nice in place of candles. 

EDIT: I’ve never seen tall electric candles and just googled them. Those wouldn’t look as tacky. 

Post # 5
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If it can’t be real, I’d go with a different type of decoration. I only like flameless candles when the candle is hidden. I think they just look strange when exposed. Wouldn’t want anyone at my wedding thinking “this would have been so beautiful if only the weird candles weren’t visible”.

Post # 7
3166 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

you could use glowsticks and have a hayday with it. jk! for centerpieces, imho i don’t think it’s the best because they’ll be right there for everyone to see and notice. if they were in the corners of the room or something, that’d be a different story and more acceptable in my mind.

Post # 8
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I agree with the other bees, when they are hidden they are fine but when they are frotn and center I think they are a little bit tacky. Just my opinion, but I think you should find another idea…

Post # 9
484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@RequiemOfDecember: I think that they have ones that look melted in?  Were doing similar centerpieces… luckily our venue will allow us to use read candles


Post # 10
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t think they look tacky/ bad. I am using candelabras with led tapered candles. My venue also does not allow any flame/ fire at all. The flame on the tapered candles looks more realistic that the tea light led, I think. They are from a florist so maybe they are of better quality? IDK. but I like them 🙂

Post # 11
35 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

You could always see if you can find candalabra’s that have the glass holder on it, that way you can have the real candle.

Something like so… (just a quick image search)




Post # 13
2410 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think @blueIdbride: has the best idea, otherwise I agree, they just look weird when exposed.

Post # 14
987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I think they’d be fine 🙂  people at weddings are more concerned about the atmosphere.  who really cares about the centre pieces!

Post # 15
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Does it have to be a traditional candelabra with taper-like candles? All the taper-ones seem to have those fake orange flames…

If not, there are tons of gorgeous fake lit pillar candles. You can go to http://www.restorationhardware.com and type ‘pillar candles’ in the search box for example (picture also attached).

Or these votive sized: http://www.ballarddesigns.com/set-of-4-battery-operated-votives-beeswax-smooth/14961 

with something like this: http://www.touchofeurope.net/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=21398&Category_Code=CandleAccessories&Store_Code=tofe

You’d have to be careful to match up the sizes but I bet you could find some combination of candle / candelabra to work. Now is a great time to look…I am seeing tons of stuff like that for the holidays. Pottery barn has a few sizes of flameless too.


Post # 16
65 posts
Worker bee

I don’t think it is tacky at all, With the right lighting they are gonna be beautiful. Good luck and I wanna see pictures.

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