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Are these a bad idea?

I really like these, but what are your thoughts???
I would love to incorporate them into my wedding, but only if I can somehow get away with it.

Would I use them as my centerpieces? Or what? Where would I put them? *sigh*

Any thoughts or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Re: Are these a bad idea?

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    Not my style but I would never call them tacky. The word tacky is so overused that it doesn't have any meaning anymore. That said. it is a major fire hazard. The majority of (if not all) fire depts will not allow any open flame candles that are not completely enclosed in glass. The stem attached is not thick or sturdy enough to support them and thus prevent them from tipping over and causing a fire.
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    I agree with PP that they look like a fire hazard or at the very least extremely messy since the candles are tilted on the side.  In terms of appearance, they're not my style but not tacky either.  I think I'd like them better in a different color.
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    Christ, I hate the word tacky.  Are those little candle trees somehow rude or offensive to your guests?  No?  Then who cares?  Your wedding should be reflective of the style of you and your FI, not wedding magazines or random strangers on the internet.

    The fire hazard thing, however, is a valid concern.  Just from the picture, I'd be afraid that the candles would tip over or slide off their stems and start a fire.  But if the candles are securely attached, the whole thing is secured so it can't tip over, and your venue allows open flame, then go for it.
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    I agree that they look like they could be messy or a fire hazard, unless you enclose them in  a glass cylinder.  As for the look, it's kind of cute but not something I'd personally use for a wedding.

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_reception-ideas_tacky?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:5Discussion:574fbf39-30f7-4908-8abd-c0c241a6d961Post:3b485a02-0c5b-4756-85cb-9f622d253c6a">Re: Are these a bad idea?</a>:
    [QUOTE]but do you think my guests will frown upon them if they are a centerpiece? If so, should I have them as a minimal accessory somewhere? Maybe the entry way? Or do you think I should just stick with the more traditional roses. please... I'm looking for advice about the candles... not the exact words I use. LOL! Thanks!
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    The point still stands: Who cares?  Are the decorations going to somehow invalidate your marriage if your guests don't like them?  Are your guests going to be grumbling all through dinner and having a terrible time because they don't like the centerpieces?  (And if they honestly do, that's their own problem.)

    Your guests will have one of two reactions to the candle things, if they notice them at all:  "Oh, that's cool, I've never seen something like that before.  So what's for dinner?" or  "Wow, that's weird-looking.  So what's for dinner?"

    It doesn't matter what words you use, you need to get over the sentiment.  Decorate how you want.  As long as it's not going to burn the place down, no one but you will remember how you decorated within a month of the wedding. 
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    Nevermind... Have a great day guys....
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    janedoe1113ajanedoe1113a member
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    I personally do not like them.  I think they look cheap and not wedding-y.

    If you want to use them, I would maybe stick them in the ground outside and line a pathway with them.
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    One thing that might open up more placement possibilities when thinking about the mess...

    If you put candles in the freezer over night they will not drip as much.  That might make a big difference with these.
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