carlik
Just Said Yes March 2010

Floating Candles for pool

carlik, on February 3, 2010 at 10:41 AM Posted in Style and Décor 0 13
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My wedding is going to be in my parent's backyard. They have a pool, and I thought it might look really nice to have some floating candles in it since the ceremony is going to be around sunset. Does anyone know where I can get some good floating candles for a pool? I'm really worried about the wind extinguishing them or just pushing them into one corner of the pool. Has anyone ever used any or have any good ideas about them? Thanks!

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  • N
    Dedicated February 2010
    Nashea ·
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    Look at hobby lobby or michaels like a crafty store were usin a few floaters in our ceremony and i got them at hobby lobby.

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  • JulyBaby82
    Super July 2010
    JulyBaby82 ·
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    What a cool idea! =) Check at www.yummicandles.com

    They have a good selection of floating candles and they're reasonably priced.

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  • Christina
    Devoted July 2010
    Christina ·
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    I'm thinking of getting some bigger floating candles because my cocktail hour is being held by the pool patio area at the hotel and I think I need something to dress it up a little. I don't think they allow real candles, so I found these:

    http://www.save-on-crafts.com/whitelilylite.html

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  • yadayada
    Master October 2009
    yadayada ·
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    We got ours on ebay.

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  • Jannali
    Devoted August 2010
    Jannali ·
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    Make sure to have a fishing line around it with something heavy to hold it in place. My friend wanted to do floating candles but they ended up moving to the sides of the pool instead of staying around the middle.

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  • squirmypickles
    Dedicated October 2010
    squirmypickles ·
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    I was going to say save-on-crafts.com as well. They have some pretty candles

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  • Kathy  Riggs
    December 2019
    Kathy Riggs ·
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    IKEA has inexpensive candles - the smaller ones are 24 for 4.99 - can't beat that, and they burn very well.

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  • Christina
    Devoted July 2010
    Christina ·
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    Glad you said that Jannali! I wouldn't have thought about that!

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  • carlik
    Just Said Yes March 2010
    carlik ·
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    Thanks Jannali! Thats what I was worried about. And I really like those floating lillies Christina. I've been told that regular floating candles usually just blow out or just move to the sides of the pool. I was hoping there was some miracle pool candle that I didn't know about.

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  • Julia
    Beginner October 2012
    Julia ·
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    Like Jannali said. Make sure you have something to hold them in place. Like some fishing weights or something. Fishing weights are small, and would likely go (mostly) un-noticed by your guests.

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  • thats_Mrs. Birks2YOU!?
    Dedicated August 2013
    thats_Mrs. Birks2YOU!? ·
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    Hobby Lobby

    or

    Garden Ridge..

    Smiley tongue

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  • Celebrations
    December 2019
    Celebrations ·
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    Check with local pool/pond supply stores. They make floating lights for pools and ponds, most are solar powered and you don't have to worry about candles blowing out.

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  • Candles
    Dedicated September 2014
    Candles ·
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    Http://www.dlightonline.com/ features a wide selection of floating candles and Votive Candles

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