Post # 1
Hey Bees – I’m new to this whole thing but have been searching for some unique centerpiece ideas for my black & white wedding! I’m not big into flowers and I enjoy DIY projects. On another note, we’re definately working on a tight centerpiece-budget since we’re expecting 350+ guests at our reception! I’d love to see your tips and ideas. =)
Post # 3
I don’t know what kind of theme you’re going for at your wedding, but you can never go wrong with candles! Michaels sells pre-cut quilting squares (about the size of a cloth napkin) in all kinds of prints (I would use a black and white print to add some visual pizzazz!!) Put that in the center of your table with a few white candles of various heights and wrap black and white ribbon.
OR… if your venue doesn’t allow candles, you can put black river rocks (from the dollar tree or a Lowe’s type store) in the bottom of glass vases and submerge white roses.
Maybe something like this — http://sueleigh.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/centerpiece.jpg
Post # 5
We are date twins, and kinda color twins, and state twins, weird!!!! Our colors are Black, White, and Red.
Our centerpieces are 2 different kinds actually. For 10 tables we have a Triffle bowl, that will have black or red gems in the bottom with water, and then black or red floating candles (opposite the color of gems)! We have black tablecloths at our venue, so I am guessing red gems, but you can do black.
Our other 10 tables are cake stands, which can be set up 3 different ways, like a punch bowl, or a candle holder. So we are putting monogrammed cookies in some of them, flowers in others, and floating candles again in a few.
It’s hard to picture, but if I ever get around to making a mock up, I will post picture. We are both in school, and I live 150 miles from where I am getting married back home, so I will start making mock ups in a few months probably.
Hope I helped! Good Luck!!
Post # 6
Thanks ladies! Those are all great ideas – so many choices! 🙂
@Maxtoross — you’re right we are twins in so many ways! Sounds like your wedding will be beautiful! We’re doing black/white with dark teal accents and I’m also hoping to tie polka dots in here and there (I LOVE polka dots, and think it really shows our personality). =) I love it that your mixing up the centerpieces throughout the tables…I may have to do that too!
Post # 7
These are my diy centerpieces (but im using hot pink carnations in them
Post # 8
I am doing black and white as well. We are having ostrich feather centerpieces on mirrored tiles with black and white linens. Place card holders are gold for a little zing.
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Here are some pics of my work in progress DIY centerpieces. I’m still trying to decide which color lamp shade to use. My colors are black and white with red. You could do a black lamp shade with white flowers for just black and white. My entire centerpiece with the floralytes I will be adding to the top and submersing in the glass beads will cost $30 each. Keep in mind these are not finished. I have shirts wrapped around the lamp shades right now.
Post # 11
Let’s try that again!
Here are some pics of my work in progress DIY centerpieces. I’m still trying to decide which color lamp shade to use. My colors are black and white with red. You could do a black lamp shade with white flowers for just black and white. My entire centerpiece with the floralytes I will be adding to the top and submersing in the glass beads will cost about $30 each. Keep in mind these are not finished. I have shirts wrapped around the lamp shades right now.
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Post # 12
I almost bought this stuff off someone on Craigslist…
I think i might still get it not too sure id rather have more flowers but since im on a budget Candles always work
Post # 13
do you have these? are they for sale?
Post # 14
Those are beautiful. I wish that I was more of a DIY person, but I’m more of a love-when-someone-else-does-it and I can buy it (for cheap) person! LOL
Post # 15
OMG! Those are awesome. I would love to copy your ideas if you don’t mind. Can you give me a little idea on what you did here? I’d be so grateful!