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tracyp Posted: Jan 15, 2005 03:07 PM+
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votive candle holder place cards

for those doing votive candles holder place cards......
where did you get your holders and what kind of paper did you use???
thanks so much!!
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prindia Posted: Jan 15, 2005 04:10 PM+
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Re: votive candle holder place cards

I got the votive holders at Micheals for 3 for a dollar and got the vellum paper from paperandmore.com

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mfrsfeb Posted: Jan 15, 2005 04:56 PM+
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Re: votive candle holder place cards

do you guys have a picture of this?
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dm24angel Posted: Jan 15, 2005 04:59 PM+
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Re: votive candle holder place cards

I got the holders from e-bay vendor Cudge something...I could look it up. I got 72 for about $35, and the paper I used / will us vellum and got it for $5.00 on ebay for 100 sheets( for lots of mistakes..LOL)
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mfrsfeb Posted: Jan 15, 2005 06:12 PM+
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Re: votive candle holder place cards

I love it!! THat is great it looks so elegant.
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mfrsfeb Posted: Jan 15, 2005 06:13 PM+
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Re: votive candle holder place cards

one other quesiton are you giving favors with this or is this going to be your favor as well?
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12-3Princess Posted: Jan 15, 2005 06:47 PM+
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Re: votive candle holder place cards

they're GORGEOUS! do the candles get hot to the touch or no?
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Elaina Posted: Jan 15, 2005 07:31 PM+
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Re: votive candle holder place cards

i would need directions on how to do this!! If any one has please fm i love it!!
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tracyp Posted: Jan 15, 2005 08:06 PM+
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Re: votive candle holder place cards

i will be doing these as well as favors...i just think it looks so elegant!!!
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akaMrsT Posted: Jan 15, 2005 08:09 PM+
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Re: votive candle holder place cards


Posted by 12-3Princess

they're GORGEOUS! do the candles get hot to the touch or no?



I tested this out tonight and the votive candle got kind of hot - but only after 45 - 60 minutes.

It will not be too when the guest picks it up. The waitstaff will light them (or your Maitre D or your coordinator) about 10 - 15 minutes before the end of cocktail hour so they will not be hot.

Lots of people use tealights but the tealights only last for about 4 - 5 hours. If your dinner reception is longer than 4 - 5 hours (vienesse hour or after party) the tealights will go out before the end of the party.
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akaMrsT Posted: Jan 15, 2005 08:12 PM+
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Re: votive candle holder place cards

I have a few more pictures of the votive placecards. At least one is Stefanie's (sonicstef)
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tracyp Posted: Jan 15, 2005 08:19 PM+
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Re: votive candle holder place cards

i love em!! does anyone have good instructions on making them???!!!
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JimmysBride Posted: Jan 15, 2005 08:28 PM+
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Re: votive candle holder place cards

Here is a thread where Soon2bMsZ posted directions she found on website. I sort of went by those and modified them a bit to work for me. I found it was something you kinda had to play with to get it the way you want it.


Votive Placecards Thread


Here's a pic of mine:
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akaMrsT Posted: Jan 16, 2005 09:38 AM+
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Re: votive candle holder place cards

I got votives at AC Moore for 44 cents each. They have a 40% off coupon for use with one item. I bought several wicker baskets and used it for those but it could be used for the votives.

The paper is vellum that I had left over from paperandmore.com samples.
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akaMrsT Posted: Jan 16, 2005 09:40 AM+
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Re: votive candle holder place cards


Posted by 12-3Princess

they're GORGEOUS! do the candles get hot to the touch or no?



I let my sample burn for about 7 hours last night and it did get fairly hot. However, it was not hot until about 45 -60 minutes after it was lit - meaning it would not be to hot for a guest to touch if lit about 10 - 15 minutes before the dinner reception.

If a guest were to take it home, they would definitely need to blow it out about 10 - 15 minutes before trying to pick it up.
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christy Posted: Jan 16, 2005 09:56 AM+
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Re: votive candle holder place cards

we got them at micheals (as well as the tea lights) and used vellum paper.
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sonia Posted: Jan 16, 2005 11:33 AM+
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Re: votive candle holder place cards

You can find some pictures and instructions here too -

http://www.indianweddingsite.com/reception/reception_article.php?articleID=Place_Card_Candles
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amy&anthony Posted: Jan 16, 2005 02:40 PM+
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Re: votive candle holder place cards

Can you tell me how to do this? I have never heard of anything like it and it sounds great! How do you get the words on the votive? I wanted to do this as a placecard also. :) Thank you so much in advance,
Amy
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akaMrsT Posted: Jan 16, 2005 06:28 PM+
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Re: votive candle holder place cards

Info from the posted link - by SonicStef

A Bride in the Details: A Guide to Place Card Candles
By Stefanie Ranieri (sonicstefdesign.com)

You will need:
Plain glass votive holders. (hint: most major craft store chains will sell these on sale for 2 for $1); light - medium weight transparent vellum; a Laser printer (hint: your home inkjet printer will only be able to print properly on vellum made for inkjet printers), good scissors; double sided tape; tea light candles

Step One: Measure your votive holders to determine the approximate height and circumference. Using these measurements, make a template of the shape of your label.

Note: that even the most plain votive holders will have a slight curvature, so expect the template to be in an arch shape. All votives are a slightly different shape so you will not be able to make an exact template.

Step Two: Using the approximate measurements, set up your Microsoft Word (or any other graphic program that is useful for printing text) document to space your guests’ names and table assignment the right distance apart. In my case, I fit 3 to a page with room to spare.

Step Three: Print out a test page on plain paper. Vellum is expensive; so don’t waste it trying to get the measurements correct. When you have the template printing properly, print your document onto the vellum. Use the template you made in step one to cut the right shape out of the larger sheets of vellum. Set the cut vellum aside.

Step Four: Set up a workstation with all your votives, labels, double sided tape and scissors. Wrap one label around the votive and trim accordingly. When the label is lined up correctly, it will lay relatively flat. Apply the double-sided tape and put aside. Having all of the candles in front of you will allow you to keep a consistent appearance of the candles and give you a preview of what they will look like all lined up at the wedding.

Step Five: You will want to alphabetize your place candles in large boxes so that your reception site can easily set them up. Discuss your plans for place candles with your reception coordinator so he/she knows to how you would like them set-up.


Tip #1: Have candles lit no more than 30 minutes before your guests arrive and using long burning tea lights will ensure they are all still burning when the last guest leaves your reception.

Tip #2: Using tea lights in place of votive candles will result in the candles getting warm but not too hot to touch. However, there is melted wax inside the votive so best to keep away from children.

Tip #3: You can vary the appearance of the place candle by trimming the vellum wrap to be shorter than the candle (to make a vellum “belt” instead of a full wrap) and/or by tying a length of ribbon around the candle and/or punching shaped holes in the wrap to let the light peek through in different ways.

And remember, when you feel like you cannot tape another piece of vellum and someone says,” no one will notice anyway”, keep going. Your guests DO notice - I promise.

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BriBri529 Posted: Jan 16, 2005 06:33 PM+
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Re: votive candle holder place cards

I had bought boxes of them at michael's. I am not sure they have the boxes anymore. The ones that are sold separately at Michaels are not very smooth- you can tell when the vellum paper doesn't lay flat on them. You can tell the difference because the good ones to use are a thinner glass than the ones that are not good to use
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