After your clients have picked a date and the venue has been booked, they’ll surely want to get the ball rolling and start looking at décor options that will best suit the venue, as well as the couple’s preferences. As you assist them in designing their event, don’t forget to consider the overall lighting of the space. Including candles into the event design will not only add to the aesthetic of the décor, but will also act as tools in creating the ideal ambience for a wedding.
First off, let’s take a look at the different options of candles that are available for your clients to purchase. Candles can come in two alternatives – your traditional wax candle with a wick and the newer battery-operated candles. Each of these options offers pros and cons, so there are a number of considerations to make before deciding on one or the other.
Wax candles have their roots in ancient history and continue to provide light and warmth to homes and events around the world. One quality that people love about wax candles is their ability to provide a cozy and intimate atmosphere. The calm flickering of candle flames adds a beautiful touch to any wedding, as well as many other situations.
If your clients are particularly eco-friendly, you can feel comfortable offering them ‘green’ solutions with soy and beeswax candles. Beeswax candles even offer the added benefit of producing negative ions, which actively cleans the air.
On the other hand, all battery candles are inherently ‘green,’ as they do not burn through anything. Battery-operated candles offer a long-lasting and versatile alternative to wax candles and have grown in popularity at weddings. Couples especially appreciate this option if they are hosting their celebration at an event that doesn’t allow open flames. The newest products are highly energy-efficient, available in practically every color, and even offer the same flickering effect as wax candles.
While wax candles may be the more aesthetic choice, there’s always the option to mix and match candle products. Many choose to use battery-operated lights in spots where they can’t be discerned from a wax candle (think hanging lanterns) and wax candles in spots where the flame is visible.
When using any candles for décor, be sure to get in touch with the event location to discuss the local and regional regulations, as well as venue-specific rules, regarding open flames indoors. In some cases, opting for battery-powered candles may be the simplest option for your wedding – it’s time to get creative with the possibilities!
Audrey Isaac is the spokesperson for 100Candles.com, an online market that pairs high quality candles with unmatched customer service. From weddings and birthdays to holiday parties and fundraisers, 100Candles.com has enjoyed celebrating life’s biggest moments along with their customers since 2002.