my fiance and i are guestimating approximately 300 people at our wedding... that means we'll have as many as 30 tables that centerpieces are needed for. luckily, our venue supplies 12'' square mirror and some votive candles per table, but I would like to make/buy a main centerpiece to potentially compliment what we are given. Does anyone have any affordable centerpiece ideas?
Do you have a theme or vibe in mind? That might help with folks offering suggestions.
How about something simple like a clear glass vase (from Dollar Tree) with branches anchored in rocks or glass beads? Or, the same vases, with a faux flower stem underwater?
My fiance and I are deciding between two color palettes...
• dark purple (Lapis), and some shade of green, some shade of red (dark) and ivory! -- if we go with this palette, tuxes will be a matted black. BMs are lapis & my dress is ivory!
• dark purple (Lapis), and some shade of green, charcoal gray and ivory! -- if we go with this palette, we are considering charcoal gray tuxes. BMs are lapis & my dress is ivory!
Hope this additional info helps.. In an hour, we are headed out to get my fiance to try on tuxes.. see what he likes.. after that, we should have a better idea what palette we're considering!
Cyliders with submerged flowers and floating candles are very economical. Also, I love the idea of using favors as a centerpieces, or cakes/cupcakes as centerpieces. It sounds like you're fairly early in the planning process, so I would suggest working these ideas into place to get the most bang for your buck.
I am going to have around 250-300 guests as well at my wedding. I am thinking of getting glass cylinders from dollar tree. They have 7.5" tall glass cylinders for $1 and you can order them online (in cases of 12) and have them shipped for free to the store nearest to you. 36 vases= $36! I am going to decorate them with ribbons in my color scheme (black, pewter, hot pink). In some I plan on having floating candles and in the others I'm not sure yet- still have to figure that out- but I do want 2 diferent designs since there are going to be so many tables!
Here are some of my inspiration picts for this idea:
I really like the idea of having a flower submerged in water with a floating candle on top.. (but flame below the vase rim = venue expectations). I just worry about being able to afford this. With 30+ tables and needed vases, flowers and candles (at minimum) I feel like it will add up fast! Has anyone tried this and approximately how much did you spend?
http://www.dfwvases.com/Products-Cylinder_Glass_Vases.html This is the cheapest site i've found for cylinder vases. It depends on what size(s) you want to estimate prices. Also, they have cheap floating candles on different sites. Flowers also vary a lot in price depending on what you want. Also, hobby lobby is always having sales on their flowers where they are 50% off. Sorry, I'm not really that much help. I just know if varies a lot!!
You could use mason jars as vases. I just saw packs of 30 of them for like $8 today at Menard's. That would be very affordable!
These are great ideas :) Thanks much!
I like the ideas too! Very creative... and I like the thrifty ones!
We are using deep red roses (but with half your guest list so we're doing full flower centerpieces) and I always loved this picture...
I also found this picture on this website that had great ideas...
@lady206: The first picture you've shown looks very similar to what i have in mind. I guess we'll see though how everything turns out!
You could get the vases at dollar tree or a dollar store and then order the roses from a local grocery store or cost co, I think that could be pretty budget friendly!
I'd even hunt the classifieds to find some used vases!
Babies breath. Fruit. Candles. Traditionally money saving centerpieces!
These look like they would be simple and fairly cheap (image on the right with the stones)
I agree with other posters that submerged flowers are a way to save. You could also alternate centerpieces if you want some floral arrangements but don't want to have to pay for 30. Do 10 or 15 tall floral ones and the rest could be suberged.
High/Low example (couldn't find one with submerged low).
I think green cymbidium orchids submerged in cylinder vases would look great! You can buy fake ones for cheap, and no one would know the difference since they are underwater! You could also get some fresh ones and scatter them on some of the tables, to do the high/low thing camrie is talking about.
me and my fiance are getting married this november! we have had a really hard time trying to find cute cheap center pieces. our colors are lapis, black, ivory, and silver! i love the color lapis it is just so warm and comforting yet elegant at the same time! this is the centerpieces we have come up with! round mirrors $2, flower pettles pack or 400 $5, candle dollartree special $1, candle holder dollartree $1!!!!! i hope this helps some atleast!!!
@lady206: I really love that first picture with the rose! So pretty, reminds me of Beauty and the Beast a little.
@lady206: where did you find that picture of the rose in the water? I think that looks beautiful and I want to use that but I don't know how to make it.
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