Centerpiece Candles Ordered Today
When I first decided to do the candle cluster centerpieces, I thought it would be simple enough to just go to the dollar store and buy candles. Of course, with me, that is never really the case. The vases I bought at Dollar Tree were only about 4" round, so the look I wanted, a pillar candle with red beads in the vase too, wouldn't work. I could put the beads in and set the candle on top.... um no! Not at all pretty.
Off to Google I went in search of 2" circumference candles. Once I figured out the size I needed I figured I was good to go. Nope. Finding 2" round candles is not as easy as I would have thought. I found some at Michael's but they were gold. Didn't work with the colour scheme I had. I found some through Amazon, but the shipping insane. Of course, the weight of candles would be a crazy amount in shipping.
I'm really bad for only ever using Google to search, until I started wedding planning that is. Now I use all sorts of search engines. I used Bing or Yahoo a couple weeks ago and found the best on-line candle store - Barn Loft Candles. I found what I needed for $2.00 per candle and shipped based on price, not weight. The only hitch was they only ship to the U.S. I am fortunate to have a friend whose father lives in the U.S. and is less than an hour from here. He lets her friends use his address for ordering things that we can't get shipped to Canada.
I placed my order today and I couldn't be more excited. With shipping I'm under $75.00 for 25 candles. I ordered extra just in case.
When I was placing the order, I had difficulty getting the information in the site. No big deal it finally went through. I didn't realize though until after ordering that I placed the order for baby blue candles. Every time I would re-enter my mailing address and billing information the system reset to the first colour on the item list. It wasn't until the order went through that I noticed. I think for a minute I quit breathing.
I fired off an e-mail to the company and called when I got home and left a message on the company voice mail. I just got an e-mail response that the order has been changed and white candles will be in the order.
Great customer service and incredible prices. So happy! I finally feel like I have direction with the centerpieces, because there for a bit I was all over the map with them.