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#1 KGirl99

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    Posted 20 May 2010 - 02:48 PM

    I have been considering using glass votives with candles as centerpieces for my reception. However, I have been hearing mixed reviews about this as I heard several brides saying that it was too windy to use candles and they recommend using LED tea lights instead. I was hoping to wrap the glass votives with vellum and make them into luminaries. Any ideas?

    #2 skadow

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      Posted 21 May 2010 - 10:31 AM

      Hmm good questions. I would like to hear experiences other brides had with this. I was orginally going to do 50 V candles scattered over 5 tables. But I heard the wind can be bad. I am also getting married at a Palace resort! Nice choice KGirl! I am doing the ASP one tho, on Feb 18th!

      #3 SophieInLove

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        Posted 21 May 2010 - 09:24 PM

        i was promised by my coordinator that the votives, floaties and luminaries will not blow as she will have very tall glass and the candle up to the middle.
        I am having that and besides she takes care of lighting all the candles which might be too many on the day for you to do, or your maid of honour.
        and the look of lots of lighted lights is wonderful luminaries and floaties JULIETA your WEDDING FLORIST AND COORDINATOR

        #4 KGirl99

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          Posted 21 May 2010 - 09:34 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by SophieInLove
          i was promised by my coordinator that the votives, floaties and luminaries will not blow as she will have very tall glass and the candle up to the middle.
          I am having that and besides she takes care of lighting all the candles which might be too many on the day for you to do, or your maid of honour.
          and the look of lots of lighted lights is wonderful luminaries and floaties JULIETA your WEDDING FLORIST AND COORDINATOR

          Thanks for the information! I guess my glass votives will be alright. I mean LED lights are practical but I think luminaries are way prettier. I am making my own luminaries and I can tell my guests they can always bring those home.

          #5 smckinney22

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            Posted 24 May 2010 - 12:40 AM

            I was worried about this too and I didnt want to have to take candles AND pack/take glass tea light or votive holders with me. Instead, we are getting LOTS of the LED tea lights all over the tables and using the vellum to wrap them. Way easier to pack and won't have to worry about getting there and having any of the candle holders breaking. Plus paper takes up very little room :) We used a glue stick to glue the vellum to the base of the tea lights. Works great. I'll add some ribbon just to spruce it up.

            #6 KGirl99

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              Posted 24 May 2010 - 03:41 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by smckinney22
              I was worried about this too and I didnt want to have to take candles AND pack/take glass tea light or votive holders with me. Instead, we are getting LOTS of the LED tea lights all over the tables and using the vellum to wrap them. Way easier to pack and won't have to worry about getting there and having any of the candle holders breaking. Plus paper takes up very little room :) We used a glue stick to glue the vellum to the base of the tea lights. Works great. I'll add some ribbon just to spruce it up.

              Now that's an idea. One good thing about LED tea lights is that they're not that heavy. thanks for telling me! I'm going to haul my glass votives back to Walmart now.

              #7 smckinney22

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                Posted 24 May 2010 - 01:06 PM

                No prob :) if you have a Dollar Tree store near you the tea lights are 2 for a dollar. I got the vellum paper at Joanne Fabric but they may have it at any store that sells scrapbooking paper

                #8 KGirl99

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                  Posted 24 May 2010 - 10:44 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by smckinney22
                  No prob :) if you have a Dollar Tree store near you the tea lights are 2 for a dollar. I got the vellum paper at Joanne Fabric but they may have it at any store that sells scrapbooking paper

                  I asked my WC point blank if it would be better to get LED tea lights instead of glass votives and she did say that it does get very windy by the beach and votive candles have a problem remaining lit.
                  Thanks for the idea! I already got damask printed vellum. I am putting love quotes on mine using a laser printer. I got the template at http://www.gartnerst...s.com/node/2761

                  #9 smckinney22

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                    Posted 25 May 2010 - 10:13 PM

                    Oh the damask will be beautiful! It'll still shine through the clear part but you should be able to see the design still. Do a few up and take them out at night and see how the look :) Glad I could help.

                    #10 smckinney22

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                      Posted 25 May 2010 - 10:14 PM

                      Oh and when you do make a few take some pics for all of us to awe in your work!!




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