Post # 1
Hello bees. I have an idea which I’m sure has been done many times before. Instead of having the same centerpieces as the other reception tables, I was thinking for our table to place 5 vases in the center of the table–2 short on the left, one a bit taller in the middle and two short on the right. After the ceremony I was thinking of placing the four bridesmaids bouquets on either side with my bridal bouquet in the middle.
Does anyone have pictures of this concept? I know the bridal party flowers will be expensive and I want to use them for more than just 20 minutes during the ceremony.
Thanks in advance for your pics and ideas!
Post # 3
Well we had a head table instead of a sweetheart table but we used the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets as part of the decor.
I don’t have any great photos but you get the idea.
Before the bouquets were added (with empty vases):
After with my bouquet added:
Post # 4
Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!
Post # 5
@Treejewel19: Yours look awesome!! I think that they were filling in instead of the whole decor helped a ton, they added great height.
@MrsMarie: I have seen this a lot at weddings, and the thing I would say is to make sure they have good fitting vases. At too many weddings, they look really poorly thought-out – sitting in the vases crooked, wrong proportions, sort of just hanging out there alone. I think a sweetheart table is going to work well because it has smaller proportions. Make sure they don’t go too tall once they are in the vases and block people’s view of you. I’d try to keep them under 16 inches for sure, preferably under 12, even if you might need to trim them down in quickly between ceremony and reception.
I’m thinking of having BMs put their bouquets (silk) and mine in a couple of arrangments in our lounge or photobooth area, so I am with you on re-using!