Post # 1
Okay, so I found these turquoise feather looking things I like on sale after Christmas. I couldn’t find anything to put them in, and found that they look pretty in a wine bottle. If I painted the wine bottle and stuck the feather things in them, would that look ok? I also found some silver glitter LED candles. If I put ribbons around them and put one wine bottle with the feather things would that look ok? Also, what color should I paint the bottles? The table linens will be dark purple.
The wine bottle with the feather things looks like this:
I want them to look this sort of once it’s painted, but not in silver, not sure what color would look good? And would it look tacky to only have one bottle instead of 4?
This is what the silver candle looks like and I plan to tie ribbon around it:
Now if it’s just the two things as the centerpiece would that look good? Should I add something more? Should I put something underneath? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Post # 3
Can you add more of the blue things to make it a little fuller? And I would do a couple candles around the wine bottle. 3-4ish.
Post # 4
@asscherlover: I only have enough of the blue things for one for each table, they ran out and were part of the Christmas decorations at the store, same for the candles. I could add different candles? But they can’t be open flame at my venue. Maybe some flowers or something at the top of the bottles?
Post # 5
I apologize for this, but I have to admit that I think this is a big mistake. If you love it, then GREAT, but I just don’t care for this idea at all. I’m not a fan of throwing the T word around but I do think you can do much better.
That being said, if you’re into it, instead of putting the plume in the bottle, what if you cut the stem off and laid them flat on the table with the candle on top?
Post # 6
the blue thing i dont mind but the wine bottle on the other hand, i dont like the look
Post # 7
I think if those aren’t calling out to you as the be all end all dream centrepiece you should move on.
Post # 8
I would cut down the blue thing a bit. I think if it was full right where it came out of the bottle, it would look fuller overall.
Post # 9
I have to agree… I’m not loving it… maybe if it was fuller (with other flowers, etc) it would help… but I’m still not sure… I like the idea of laying it flat on the table – that seems more classy
Post # 10
@millielue: I think a simple vase would work better. I’m thinking of one I’ve seen at DollarTree, it’s the etched tapered glass stem vase.
Post # 11
I don’t like it either. I can see why the feathery thing caught your eye, but they just don’t work together.
Post # 12
What is your color scheme? Purple, that turquose blue… what else?
Cut the blue thing down so that the plumes start right at the mouth of the bottle. Since you only have one, can you try to fan it out so it looks fluffier?
Also, I don’t think you need ribbon around the sparkly votives. That might be “too much.” I was taught that simple = more elegant 🙂
And I agree on more candles. My venue doesn’t allow open flame either, but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t do candles in votive holders, right?
Post # 13
I could try to cut them down, I haven’t tried that, and I actually stuck it in the bottle after it had been laying flat, so I will try to fan it out. I don’t want to do any sort of candle with flames, there will be way too many kids around and I don’t want to even take the chance of them grabbing it.
But I will see what they look like with just them and the candle and cut the stem down.
I was afraid they were too cheap or ugly looking, thank you all for your honest opinions, truly appreciated!!
Post # 14
Honestly, no – I don’t think it looks very good. If you had say more of the feather things then maybe three bottles per table but just one will look sad. And one bottle and one candle will look equally sad. You don’t have to go over the top but with these items, I just don’t think it works.
Post # 16
has anyone seen anything like these and made them look good? my fiance is set on these blue things, he really likes them for whatever reason, and as he has pretty much let me do what I want with the wedding, I don’t want to take away the one thing he’s had an opinion on.
If anyone has any other ideas and has seen pictures of ways to make this sort of thing look better and not so.. ya know. 🙂 please send them my way!!