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Scented candles

Lav, on August 1, 2021 at 7:08 PM Posted in Style and Décor 0 16
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Does any of you are using scented candles as part of your centerpieces/decoration?

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Latest activity by Holly, on August 10, 2021 at 5:45 PM
  • Lisa
    Super October 2021
    Lisa ·
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    I’ve never been to a wedding with scented candles. As someone with allergies and very sensitive sinuses (I get pounding headaches and earaches from cheap scented candles or air fresheners) I think unscented is the way to go.
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  • Lav
    Dedicated October 2022
    Lav ·
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    My reception will be outdoor and the candles are not strong… I am very allergic too and mostly all my guest already came to my house while I was burning that specific candle and always said smelled good 😊… thanks for your feedback
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  • M
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    Maggie ·
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    I agree with not using scented candles for allergy reasons. But it is also standard dinner party advice not to use scented candles because their scent could be unappetizing with the meal.

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  • Nisha
    Devoted May 2022
    Nisha ·
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    Our venue is only allowing LED candles, so no scented. You might wanna verify that.

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  • AJ
    Super October 2022
    AJ ·
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    I am using flameless candles that have a faint vanilla scent. I’m not using them by choice, they’re the only ones I could find in the size I needed
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  • Emilia
    Expert June 2019
    Emilia ·
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    Hello ! In my venue it was forbidden actually... so I had leds, and the scent well... came from the flowers Smiley winking

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  • Kimistar
    Dedicated March 2021
    Kimistar ·
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    My venue allows real candles but it had to be unscented. This was also stated in the contract. Even if your guests are not allergic or put off by the scent, your servers and vendors could be and that will affect their performance.
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  • Lav
    Dedicated October 2022
    Lav ·
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    I didn’t think about that! Thank you
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  • Michelle
    VIP September 2021
    Michelle ·
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    No but this is a super cool idea! If I did it I'd totally use White Barn candles as they do NOT disappoint!!!! Almost $30 for a candle but they smell so gooddddddd...check them out!!!!
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  • Lav
    Dedicated October 2022
    Lav ·
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    I use cinnamon chai from the wood wick candles, we love them. I will definitely check the White Barn! Thanks for your tip 🥰
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  • Lav
    Dedicated October 2022
    Lav ·
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    I am doing an outdoor reception at a family property, so I can pretty much do whatever I want Smiley smile thanks
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  • Michelle
    VIP September 2021
    Michelle ·
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    Oh nice and bo problem!
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  • Chloe
    Dedicated February 2022
    Chloe ·
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    We're using lot's of candles in our decor (since it's a winter wedding), but have decided against scented ones - you just don't know how the scent will pair up with the food. Also, they are more expensive and while you can get normal candles that burn up to 12 hours, I haven't seen any scented ones that burn that long (we're not taking about the ones that come in huge barrels, just normal sized candles).
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  • Lav
    Dedicated October 2022
    Lav ·
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    Good points! My wedding will be in the fall and mostly my decoration will be candles, I was thinking about the scented ones to maybe do like a ambient situation, don’t know. We shall see. Thanks
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  • Jessi
    Expert October 2022
    Jessi ·
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    Personally, if I were at your wedding I would have to leave sooner than what I would like to because smelling cinnamon gives me a terrible migraine. I know you mentioned that many people have said they smell nice, but there may be guests who can't handle strong smells that you aren't aware of.

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  • Holly
    Savvy October 2022
    Holly ·
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    Be careful. I have allergies up to anaphylaxis to certain fragrances - make sure none of your guests do!
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