Kim
Newbie December 2018 Alberta

led vs real candles

Kim, on 7/October/2017 at 13:23 Posted in Wedding ceremony
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?
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  • Melissa
    Devoted bride November 2017 Ontario
    Melissa ·

    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.

  • Ashley
    Featured June 2018 Alberta
    Ashley Online ·

    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.

  • Joey
    Administrator May 2015 Maryland
    Joey ·

    How many will you be buying? Would you get use out of either again? One more than the other?

    You'll also want to check with your venue before you buy to ensure they allow real flame, some venues don't.

  • Sonja
    Featured September 2017 Ontario
    Sonja ·

    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.

  • Kim
    Newbie December 2018 Alberta
    Kim ·
    Thank you ladies! I checked with the venue and real candles are allowed, so we're definitely going to find some long lasting ones and use them for the ceremony and for the reception!
  • Brenda
    Devoted bride April 2018 Ontario
    Brenda ·
    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.
  • Lesley
    Super bride September 2017 Manitoba
    Lesley ·
    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.
  • Ashley
    Frequent user bride August 2018 Ontario
    Ashley ·
    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.
  • Bethany
    Super bride August 2017 Alberta
    Bethany ·
    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

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