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Just Said Yes September 2016

Taper candles

Elizabeth, on January 22, 2016 at 11:20 AM Posted in Style and Décor 0 9
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I'm looking for suggestions for taper candles. I've purchased tons of vintage brass candlesticks. I don't want the candles to burn down quickly with a wax mess. What brands are good quality?

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Latest activity by Lauren , on October 25, 2017 at 4:28 AM
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    Super September 2017
    Al ·
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    I don't have an answer for this but just wanted to say if you haven't checked with your venue make sure they allow real candles! My friend almost had a meltdown when she found it her venue doesn't allow real candles, luckily they made an exception for her.

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  • Dreamer
    Master May 2013
    Dreamer ·
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    Our's only allowed candles inside of glass, so I agree with prior poster and check first. Fire regulations ...

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  • Delisa
    Master July 2016
    Delisa ·
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    Quickcandles.com may be an option. I also agree to check with your venue. Some say no open flames at all, at my venue you have to make sure that something can catch the wax but candles are otherwise okay.

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  • mandybeth
    Super August 2017
    mandybeth ·
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    I'm not sure where to find candles.. I'm still looking into this- but do you mind my asking where you found your brass candlesticks? I can't seem to find them anywhere!

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  • Lauren
    Devoted May 2017
    Lauren ·
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    I'm doing all vintage candlesticks too. Some will be brass but I found tons of glass ones that I have applied gold glitter with mod podge..bc I don't want them all the same. All different shapes and sizes. Got them all at goodwill. The brass ones I spray painted with antique gold spray paint! I'm using real wax fake taper candles though for the reason of not having them melt down completely!

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    Just Said Yes September 2016
    Elizabeth ·
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    I am employed as the Banquet Coordinator for the reception venu so I do know for sure that we allow real flame candles. I know there are a lot of places that don't allow that. I found some brass candle sticks at antique/variety malls (junk stores) near me. I found some on EBay but the shipping is $$.

    In my past experiences I know some candles burn out fast and leave a huge mess. I have seen some that last longer and look better.... I just don't know what brand!

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  • MrsMcDougall
    VIP May 2016
    MrsMcDougall ·
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    Read reviews (Amazon is good for that) and ask any of your vendors for recommendations. I imagine your florist or coordinator might have some good ideas on brands.

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  • APerfectCatch
    Devoted December 2016
    APerfectCatch ·
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    I asked my venue about using taper candles and was informed that there needs to be a way to prevent the wax from making a mess, so I googled "glass hurricane for taper candle" or something similar and up came bobeches. They are the glass rings that will catch the wax, which may help you in part.

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    Just Said Yes May 2019
    Lauren ·
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    Please be careful with taper candles. they leave stains of wax. last time I bought mine at https://candlemania.ie/, maybe you can find something for you tere. I would like to have a lot of candles on my wedding but we will seeSmiley smile

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