Differences in votives, tealights, tall candles and flameless candles

There are a lot of candles for sale now because of the holidays and I want to load up for my daughter's wedding next year.


There are so many different varieties of lights such as votives, tealights, tall candles and flameless candles etc. I want to ask those who have experience with using them as to  among all these, which ones make the most impact on the table and in photos?


Do flameless candles look as nice on tables and photos as real candles?


Do tealights on tables look a bit "underwhelming"?


 


Thanks

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 4:58 pm
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If it fits in your budget, I vote for votives (since they will last the length of the reception and not need to be changed out--like some tealights might).  They are also visually more appealing since they don't have the usual metal cup holder.


A mix of taller candles also looks wonderful. I'm a big fan of floating candles in pedestal holders.


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Posted on October 5, 2011 at 6:43 pm
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Posted on October 5, 2011 at 6:52 pm
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Ditto SanFran - the votives will definitely last longer. 


I personally don't think that tealights are underwhelming, especially if you have a lot of them.  Maybe you could mix them up and have different heights and sizes?  Regardless of which way you go, candles always look so beautiful.  :)


There are also a handful of online sites that you can order candles and votives in bulk, which is what we did for my BFF's wedding this past summer.


http://www.candles4less.com/


http://www.cudge.net/candlesholders.html


http://www.quickcandles.com/Votive-Candles-s/1.htm


http://www.koyalwholesale.com/pages-main-category-1045/candles_and_candle_holder.html


http://www.100candles.com/votive_candles.htm

Posted on October 6, 2011 at 5:02 am
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In addition to suggestions above, also make sure your venue allows open flames.

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Posted on October 6, 2011 at 11:03 am
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Anyone have experience with flameless candles? Costco is selling them in big packages. Do they look OK or the flickering lights of the candles really make a big difference.


 


Edit: I bought a package of LED Flameless Tealight candles at Dollar Tree, guess what, the flame flickers !! Will try them on at night.

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