(Closed) Center Piece Budget?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
  • poll: How much have you or will you be spending on your center piece?
    Less than $20? : (12 votes)
    50 %
    $20-$50 : (7 votes)
    29 %
    $50-$100 : (2 votes)
    8 %
    $100-$150 : (1 votes)
    4 %
    $150 or more : (2 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Spend it on the honeymoon. We spent 3% of our budget on centerpieces

    Post # 4
    Member
    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    It seems more worthwhile to spend that money on the honeymoon.  I know you have to have something, but that doesn’t mean they have to be elaborate and costly.

    Post # 6
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    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @NewlyEngaged77: Flowers were important to me but just because other people have elaborate centerpieces doesn’t mean you have to. You could ask the florist to do a mix of heights or DIY them to save money. I wouldn’t book a florist who was unable to show me pictures of THEIR work that matches my vision.

    Post # 7
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    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We spent less than 1% of our total budget–including honeymoon–on centerpieces.

    The total cost was about $96 (we’ll be spending about $7,000 on the wedding and $3,000 on the honeymoon), because we went non-floral and DIY, and bought the supplies from Amazon, the Dollar Tree, and Joann Fabrics.  We are making 14 of them.

    You’re question seems like a no-brainer to me.  Honeymoon or centerpieces?  HONEYMOON!!  Your centerpieces will last one night and people will look at them for about 4 hours. The memories from your honeymoon will last forever–and people will be looking at pictures from that for the rest of your lives!

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    something to keep in mind is that you can get a lot of stuff for your centerpieces used and then resell them… i think its possible to have your cake and eat it too

    Post # 10
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    1328 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    People won’t remember the centerpieces in 20 years, but you’ll always remember the honeymoon! 

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @NewlyEngaged77: WOW, what a huge wedding!! Flowers were one of the most important aspects for me, and our centerpieces are about $130 a piece, and they’re huge. We have about 15 tables.

    Due to your amount of 75 (!!) tables, I definitely wouldn’t do each one big. You’re going to get an incredible effect if you do 1/2 big and 1/2 low/smaller – believe me – no one will walk away with a bad impression!

    I say compromise and use the leftover $ toward the honeymoon!

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’d go with the honeymoon over the centerpieces.  We only spent about $100 for 11 tables.  That came out to about 1-2% of the budget.  

    Post # 15
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    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @NewlyEngaged77: Pretty! Orchids can be expensive (Dendrobium are cheaper than Cymbidium). Thats a really tall Pilsner vase, I wouldn’t know how much those would run. For 75 tables/fresh flowers I would hire a florist. Not worth the hassle to me, but I know other people love to DIY.

    Post # 16
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    2410 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Do have big and half small and pay a lot of attention to the types of flowers because that should really bring the cost down. Have the florist use carnations to make them look nice and full.

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