Hello everyone! I was wanting to get some opinions on real vs LED candles. And the pros and cons. I've found led lights to give an orangey hue, but know that with real candles they'll have to be replaced every couple hours or so. Any opinions?
We are using a combination of LED and "real lite" candles. Our venue is a big conference center and they don't allow open flames, but they will turn on all the candles for us, so I say let 'em flicker!
In regards to the orangey hue, I found some floating LED tea lights that have a nice flame color. so you just have to shop around,... they are out there.
I'm using LED just cause of the hassel of lighting them all would be a pain in the butt. Plus I am having 30 tables and I don't want to deal with having people accidentally tip them over, and possibly starting a fire.
I like candles because of the atmosphere they create. Tea lights can last 3-5 hours but votive candles could last up to 8 or 9 hours. We had two children at our wedding and they didn't bother with the candles at all.
I bought micro lights for our lanterns on amazon for a box of 10 . My colours are blue purple ivory with antiqued black lanterns so the bright blueish hue is nice.Having loads of kids at the wedding I opted for no candles.
I found 8 hr long tea lights at jysk. We were still putting them out when we packed up! I think they were $8 for 25.
Do a trial run at home, you'd be surprised how long tealights last. We are using 2" candles and floating candles. Check with your venue because they will likely have a candle policy in place. We just aren't allowed to have open flames. Apparently a table cloth caught on fire.
For the ceremony? I'm not sure. I did real candles for my reception. My candles were really big and had to be covered by 2 inches of glass on the top they lasted all night and never burnt down