Post # 1
Our venue doesn’t allow candles. We have silver vases with white flowers for the centerpieces. Purple tableclothes, gray napkins, and water glasses will also be on the tables. We were going to use some silver candle holders with fake candles (I don’t want to use clear because I don’t like the look of the fake candles), but I’m not liking how the silver votive holders are turning out (I was making them with Looking Glass paint). Any other ideas to add something to the centerpieces or do you think they are fine as is?
Oh and my wedding is this Saturday! So anything I come up with can’t be too complicated.
Post # 3
@magicmoments: If I could see a picture I could help you out but its hard to do when you cant see anything!
Post # 4
@magicmoments: I agree that a pic always helps, but you could add miniature little vases with a single flower. Even things like sugar bowls, creamers, salt and pepper shakers, or small pieces of cut gass or crystal can supplement the main vase.
You could also add little chachkas like china birds etc
The LED tea lights look better if they are nested into some sand or something so you don’t see so much of the plastic.
Post # 5
@julies1949: Thanks for those ideas! I don’t have any pictures because it’s really just a vase with white flowers, I didn’t think to take any. But I have to make a stop at Michael’s tomorrow anyway so I’m going to look for either small vases to put a single flower in or something to nest the votives in. Sand won’t really go with our other stuff but I’m thinking maybe I’ll find something if I wander Michaels.
Post # 6
You can use the battery powered tea lights if you want the candle look w/ out wax candles.
Post # 7
You can try battery powered rice lights (aka… string lights on wire). I’m a guy so I don’t know what the official term is, but they’re LED lights on wire with a battery pack attached.
Post # 8
Michael’s has pretty glass pieces that look like semi-flattened marbles for vase filler. You could fill your votive holders with those instead of sand, and then put your battery operated LED candles in there.
Tiny framed photos of you two might be cute on the tables. Pretty carafes of water would take up space AND be useful. And it would be fun to have a small box on each table that people can insert notes with marriage advice and kind wishes into. Wrap the box with pretty wedding wrapping paper to make it decorative?
Post # 9
@magicmoments: You can always scatter some white petals around the centrepieces to still have a ‘soft’ look without using candles.
Post # 10
- Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
I am having the same issues…venue doesn’t allow candles. I have hurricane vases that someone gave me for free and I probably won’t be able to use them b/c I cannot think of anything other than candles. Battery operated candles not only look fake (b/c they are) but they are costly.
You might wanna put the vases and candle holders on top of a mirror or like PP mentioned scatter rose petals around the center of the table…or diamond accents.