The formal candle features a straight edge that remains the same thickness throughout the length of the candle. Crafted with the highest quality paraffin wax and all cotton wick that prevents the candle from dripping. Makes a perfect touch to any wedding or special event. Formal taper candles fit any standard taper holder. Keep wick trimmed to 1/4". Avoid any wind or draft that may affect the quality of burning. Don't be fooled by the low low prices, these are premium quality candles made in North America. We sell for less because we are the Manufacturer.