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Erinn
Curious October 2022 Saskatchewan

Candles - Real or Flameless?

Erinn, on April 21, 2022 at 17:10 Posted in Wedding reception 0 12
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Hey Ladies!

For my centrepieces I am planning to use 3 different sizes of pillar candles in cylinder vases. I was looking on "Yummi Candes" and they have beautiful sets, but the price point after shipping ends up being close to $30/table. I have also looked into rental companies that offer vases with flameless candles. The price point is alot nicer, but I'm worried they will look too fake! With the candles being the focal point of the centre piece, should I spend the extra money and go for real candles??


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Latest activity by Erinn, on April 25, 2022 at 11:50
  • Erinn
    Curious October 2022 Saskatchewan
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    Oh no!!! 馃槶 I鈥檓 so sorry to hear that! I鈥檓 sure you will come up with a beautiful replacement but it sucks when your original vision doesn鈥檛 work out!
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  • Kelsey
    Frequent user June 2022 Ontario
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    I had my heart set on real candles (beautiful coloured tapers from yummi and regular small ones in clear glass votives) and I just found out today my hall does not allow open flames 馃槶馃槶馃槶
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  • Erinn
    Curious October 2022 Saskatchewan
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    Thanks! I decided to order real candles today!
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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
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    I personally would go with real candles if your venue allows them!

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  • Stacey
    Newbie June 2023 British Columbia
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    Go for real candles if it鈥檚 in your budget.
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  • Carmel
    Featured December 2020 Ontario
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    Ah ya, their shipping rates are horrendous. We have an Ikea near us. Check local Facebook groups or marketplace. I was totally okay with buying used candles as no one will know - the burn time is way longer than you need!
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  • Erinn
    Curious October 2022 Saskatchewan
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    I never would have thought to check with my venue! I just did, and luckily they do allow real candles, I will continue to look into pillar candles!! Thanks!

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  • Erinn
    Curious October 2022 Saskatchewan
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    I checked with my venue and I'm good to go on open flames! Blunt and honest is definitely the type of advice I was looking for, so thank you! I looked into ikea and the shipping to SK is killer. I will definitely continue to look for deals on pillar candles, I think even if I have to spend the extra money it will be worth it!!

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  • Maggnard-Smanta
    Frequent user July 2022 Quebec
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    Yes the flickering ones look really nice and no worries about fires lol
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  • Rayanne
    Featured June 2022 Ontario
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    My venue does not allow anything but LED candles. It doesn't matter how high the glass is around it. If the rental place has the flickering LED candles they are really nice. Maybe ask if you can actually see the candles they use and base your decision on that...
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  • Carmel
    Featured December 2020 Ontario
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    Definitely check with your venue - at ours the glass just had to be at least 2 inches higher. We did flameless for our votives but because they were gold speckled so you couldn't actually see it but they're far too fake looking for me in a clear holder. So that's my blunt honest opinion. I bought all of our pillar candles at ikea. Cost about $150 for 13 tables with 4+ candles/vases per table, the ceremony aisle, and other tables like for cards, escort cards, etc. Flameless are not cheap either but you can resell them. I sold my pillar vases as is with the candles so I got some money back. Spend the money!
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  • Malyssa
    Featured October 2022 Alberta
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    HI Erinn,

    So I had this conversation with my decor lady and she said that I ought to ask my venue if they allow real candles, as some places don't allow open flames. SO defineitly make sure you are allowed an open flame, as that may help your search hahaha

    I think flameless candles look quite nice actually. Plus, you don't have to worry about them going out and having to relight, or even them starting to get smaller as the night goes on.

    I have heard of people going to places like Ikea and Walmart to get plain white pillar candles (if thats your desired look) and they are priced well. Plus you could always look at places like thirft stores for candles too.

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