Post # 1
Ok so I had our center pieces totally picked out. But our venue doesn’t allow candles in the reception area 🙁 so now I can’t use it. Our colors are black gold and ivory and I want something watery or something. And hopefully something simple as I’m doing all decorations myself. Any ideas or photos would be greatly appreciated. Oh and also something with not too many flowers cuz I’m buyin silk flowers from an etsy seller an don’t want to spend too much
Post # 3
If I am understanding correctly, you want to include a water element in your centerpieces and you like the look of candles but can’t use them? If so, is this the look you’re going for?
I had noticed something similar on Pinterest a while back, and just googled “lights in water vases” or something like that.
In the picture I saw on Pinterest, they submerged these in tall vases with water, and then put clear stones over to disguise the light source.
Post # 4
A takeoff on a gumball machine would work:
This is a dollar store craft made with a flower pot and inexpensive round vase.
You could use black paint or chalkboard paint on the flowerpot, then use a gold marker to write your names, or ou could make the centerpiece do double duty and write the table number in gold.
Fill the vase with water and just one submerged or floating flower or use a floating candle.
Post # 5
@Snapdragon2804: I’m really up for anything at this point cuz I wanted candles but I can’t have them so I’m just back at square one.
Post # 6
@julies1949: that’s super cute! But our theme is batman so I don’t know how well it would fit with the theme.
Post # 7
@MrsErvin: What about finding some battery powered street lamp type lights? These are black, and they look like lights in a city. I think it could be nice!
You could put a flameless candle in them?
Post # 8
@MrsErvin: You’re right-probably wouldn’t work with your theme. Maybe someone else will come up with some ideas now that you have given us more information.
Post # 9
@MrsErvin: have you checked out submersible lights? they’re great when you can’t use candles. you can get a 10 pk on amazon for $10.
Post # 10
I did a diy of the one above bought vases at dollar tree for a dollar went with the cheapest fake flower from michaels threw in some marbles from dollar tree most expensive thing was the lights.
Used it at engagement party: (minus tealights) You can even wrap black rhinestone instead of the blue
and then something like this on either side without candle of course:
Black and ivory bubbles (I thinkkkk oriental trading sells them not sure where else) but they appear to float in water.
YOu can also purchase fake tealights I purchased a set of 12 at christmas tree shop they are a little taller and skinnier, then I used a votive wrap (http://www.gartnerstudios.com/shop/bridesr-black-white-votive-wrap.html) and purchased some cheap black ribbon and attached them to top and bottom of where votive wrap ended because they were too small for my lights, but the ribbon polished the look.
sorry I don’t have a finished pic of it