Weddings Candle Fire Safety Tips
Never leave any burning candle unattended, or move it when it is burning. Weddings Candle Fire Safety Tips
- Never touch or move a votive or container candle when the wax is liquid.
- Read the warning instructions from the candle manufacturer. Weddings Candle Fire Safety Tips
- Ensure candles are securely 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 on a stable, heat-resistant surface.
- Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times. Weddings Candle Fire Safety Tips
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 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 splatter 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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