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Candles/florist

Johanna, on January 22, 2022 at 5:30 PM Posted in Style and Décor 0 13
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Is it cheaper to find a florist to rent candles and glass candle holders or to buy it all in your own and do it yourself ?

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Latest activity by Frances, on May 2, 2022 at 8:45 AM
  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
    Michelle ·
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    Candles are generally not rented unless they are LED. You can purchase vases at the Dollar Tree if guests intend to take them home which most don’t. You also have to factor in labor of setup/tear down/transportation at minimum wage per hour of whichever guests you recruit to do the work. So renting through the florist is cheaper.
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  • A
    Devoted October 2021
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    Check Facebook marketplace for candles and other decor being sold by brides for cheap! It’s where I found almost all of my candles and hurricanes/votives, and now I’m reselling them again on FB!
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  • Johanna
    Just Said Yes May 2022
    Johanna ·
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    Thank you so much
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  • K
    Beginner July 2020
    Kimberly ·
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    For me, it was cheaper and easier going through the florist. It’s their stock so they will set up and take down. If you buy your own even at Dollar Tree you’ll still have to set up and arrange removal. And be stuck with a bunch of vases you can’t get rid of.
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  • Ebony
    Just Said Yes December 2023
    Ebony ·
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    Try a thrift shop it’ll be more cost efficient
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  • Samantha
    Devoted April 2022
    Samantha ·
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    Our florist had very limited options. They said they could buy (and then reuse) what we were interested in, but they would charge us slightly more (than other items) to rent them (in case they don’t use that style for a while/offset storage costs). I looked at event rental companies, but I didn’t see a lot of items I liked, they had tight deadlines to setup and pickup/return, and charged extra fees for transport (as they were all located over 1 hour away). We decided to buy our own vases (Joann Fabrics), candle holders (Amazon/eFavormart), battery-operated tea lights (Joann Fabrics), etc., and, even if we aren’t able to resell anything, it ended up being slightly cheaper for us to just buy when things were on sale. As another poster mentioned, we do have to set-up everything, but we didn’t see that as an obstacle as we are able to set-up at our venues before/after our rehearsal. It may have been cheaper to work with a larger florist, but it was important for us to choose/work with small businesses/local vendors.
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  • Johanna
    Just Said Yes May 2022
    Johanna ·
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    Thank you very much for all that information Smiley smile
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  • A
    Just Said Yes February 2022
    Alicia ·
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    I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday and they were running a 50% off sale on all table decor and his & Hers items. My opinion shop around in your area check out coupons and sales then go from there.

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  • Johanna
    Just Said Yes May 2022
    Johanna ·
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    Thank you so much
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  • Johanna
    Just Said Yes May 2022
    Johanna ·
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    Yes thank you! Perfect idea
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  • Johanna
    Just Said Yes May 2022
    Johanna ·
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    Thank you!
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  • F
    Beginner May 2022
    Frances ·
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    The florist charges me $15/each taper candle, I need 24, it’s really expensive. Our venue requires glass hurricane for taper candle.
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  • F
    Beginner May 2022
    Frances ·
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    It’s not cheap to rent from florist. They charge me $15 per taper candle, $5 per votive candle.
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