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#1 NewOrleansbride

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    Posted 25 June 2008 - 11:15 PM

    Has anybody had a problem with the tealight candles staying lit during a beach reception? I'm worried that the wind will continually blow out all the candles.
    -Rachel

    #2 foxytv

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      Posted 25 June 2008 - 11:42 PM

      Depends on what type of votive holder you have them in.

      Some of ours stayed lit, others did not.

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      #3 NewOrleansbride

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        Posted 26 June 2008 - 02:43 PM

        That is a very pretty centerpiece! Thank you so much for sharing! It really helps me decide whether or not to invest the money.
        -Rachel

        #4 DanielleNDerek

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          Posted 26 June 2008 - 02:46 PM

          definately make sure you have them in something.
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          #5 Stina168

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            Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:49 AM

            I was thinking about using battery operated candles and put them in a frosted votive holder. That way it looks like there's an actual candle flame, but it's not obvious that it's not a real candle in there.

            #6 MelanieS

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              Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:18 AM

              Check out this thread:
              http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t19909

              At my daughter's wedding at EDR the reception was outside at the Health Bar and it was extremely windy even though they pulled down shades to block the wind. We didn't even try to use votives, but we had larger candles floating in the pool covered by lanterns and they would not stay lit.

              #7 Jenn

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                Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:24 AM

                It was very windy on my wedding day, and we had floating candles in fish bowls. Mostly, they were fine. Our reception was on an outdoor patio, so I'm not sure if it would've worked if we were directly on the beach.

                #8 aeroo

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                  Posted 27 June 2008 - 04:35 PM

                  Our hotel used tall hurricane candle holders with tealights and from all the beach receptions that I saw there, they all stayed lit.

                  Something like this:

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                  #9 beth

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                    Posted 27 June 2008 - 06:12 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by timelsel
                    Check out this thread:
                    http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t19909

                    At my daughter's wedding at EDR the reception was outside at the Health Bar and it was extremely windy even though they pulled down shades to block the wind. We didn't even try to use votives, but we had larger candles floating in the pool covered by lanterns and they would not stay lit.
                    This is good to know. I was planning on bringing votives for my EDR wedding in February to put on my reception tables, but may not now. We are getting married at Gazebo 55 and having our reception at the White Gazebo on the beach.
                    Do you know if the tikki torches will stay lit on the beach?

                    #10 futureeilen

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                      Posted 27 June 2008 - 06:25 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Stina168
                      I was thinking about using battery operated candles and put them in a frosted votive holder. That way it looks like there's an actual candle flame, but it's not obvious that it's not a real candle in there.
                      Our location is also going to be very breezy, so I am also planning to use the battery operated votives with LED lights. I just want to be able to light them and forget about them... Plus, some LED varieties are waterproof, so you can submerge them in water with flowers, float them on something in the pool, etc.
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