(Closed) Alternatives to flowers?

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

Cotton!  They are really beautiful actually.  Do they count as a flower?  How about cotton candy?

birthday-cotton-candy-centerpiece

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

coral

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

1.Scroll down till you find the pic of the centerpieces- bottles and vases spray painted white with branches in one, wool pom poms in another, a succulent in a coffee cup, all enclosed in a  wood frame.

Austin, TX Wedding Photography > DIY Star Hill Ranch Wedding

 2. Do framed pics of the bride and groom in childhood.

You could use the Ikea Tolsby frame

or suspend the pics in a mason jar of oil.

 

 3. Do a vase of pinwheels- they could double as a favor

4. This lantern with stones, succulent and candle is one of my favorite non floral centerpieces:

this is another lantern centerpiece- you could use greenery, berries and branches rather than flowers

 5. cotton

 6. terrariums

7.paper flowers

 8. these are flowers but not the same old floral arrangement- they are called breakaway centerpieces. You use small potted plants- for spring you could use blooming bulbs- and cluster them in the center. Each guests gets to take one home.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Lots of candles!

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@SoCoBlue: Candles would be way cheaper than flowers. Def check out sites which sell candles in bulk. GL!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We’re doing birdcages filled with nests and LED candles (since our venue does not allow real candles). The cages are great because we’ll attempt to sell them after the wedding. We bought bird table numbers from Etsy.

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