Weddings Candle Fire Safety Tips
- Never leave any burning candle unattended, or move it when it is burning.
- Never touch or move a votive or container candle when the wax is liquid.
- Read the warning instructions from the candle manufacturer.
- Ensure candles are securely anchored in the candelabras with no room to tip over.
- If the flame is larger than normal, replace the candle.
- Keep wicks trimmed and burn away from fabrics, walls, plastics or any flammable materials.
- Flowers and foliage should be away from the flame’s reach. Keep candles at least 12 inches from everything that can burn. With candelabras, use hurricane glass candle holders.Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use.
- The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy and large enough to contain any drippings or melted wax. Be sure the candleholder is placed on a stable, heat-resistant surface.
- Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.
- Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room.
- Consider using battery-operated or electric flameless candles.
- Extinguish candles after use.
- When blowing out a candle, hold your index finger in front of the flame and blow at it. Air will flow around your finger, extinguish the candle from both sides, and prevent hot wax from spattering.
- Do not extinguish candles with water. The water can cause the hot wax to spatter and can cause glass containers to break.
- One of the safest ways to extinguish a candle is to use a candle snuffer, which helps prevent hot wax from spattering.
- Keep candles out of the reach of children.
- Do not seat any guest using medical oxygen next to a candle.
- Never use a candle for light when fueling equipment such as a lantern or kerosene heater.
- For Hindu ceremonies, most venues will welcome you to have a sacred fire in a mandap. You will need to obtain all necessary insurance, health and safety documents.
- When in doubt, whether it is safe or not, call your local fire department.
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