Post # 1
SO…. when i booked my venue I noticed within the package we had centrepiece (candelabras) incuded in our price. I thought phew thats one thing of my mind. Now i go back for a meeting to confirm a few things and was told that they cannot leave candelabras on the tables at night due to health and safety (which means the drunken people might set the place on fire im guessing) now im trying to find something else that is cheap and cheerful but not going to break the bank as i am already over budget and had quite a small one from the start. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of centrepieces thats REALLY inexpensive or any diy ideas i could try?
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@Stacey-x: What do they mean by not being able to leave them on at night? Do they mean like after dinner? That seems really odd…. I would pitch a fit because that wasn’t mentioned when you booked.
If nothing else, no one is looking at table decor once the reception starts so I wouldn’t even worry about it. Although it seems terribly awkward that they would go around and remove the candelabras after dinner…. if I’m understanding that right.
Post # 4
@Stacey-x: Tell us something about your wedding. Have you chosen a theme or colors? Do you and your FI have an interests or hobbies?
There are a zillion inexpensive DIY centerpiece ideas out there. Have you looked at Pinterest?
something like this is adorable- just a cardboard container, painted bottles and a few flowers
perfect for a spring wedding- a simple bowl covered with moss – use robins blue eggs from the dollar store
use an LED candle
paint some cans white and plant with herbs
buy back mats at the dollar store, tape together at the back in a triangle shape, place an LED tealight in the middle
paint bottles and vases on the inside and attach pics or fill with flowers
Post # 5
I DIY’d ours, soaked wine bottles in warm water & fabric softener for about 30mins, peeled off the labels and spray painted them red. We got the black twigs/flowers from Ikea:
Post # 6
We wanted centerpieces that we would either reuse, or sell.
We ended up buying $15 candle plates from hobby lobby during a 50% off sale (which we later sold for $15 each, so it was as if we didn’t even buy them), then we bought $11 3-wick candles from bath & body works during their “2 for $22 sale” and then we bought freeze dried lilac petals for $100 for 10 tables.
We were able to keep the candles (they are also my favorite scent), and they were wayy over half full still by the end of the night. The only cost we didn’t recoup was on the freeze dried petals.
The other thing was did for the smaller tables was get $4 birdcage votive holders, and $2 votives.
Post # 7
@Stacey-x: thats sounds like a bunch of BS to me. If its in your contract they have to honor it otherwise you could take them to court.
I didnt have a candelabra but i had something similar…i had little tea candles cascading down the centerpiece and it was not a problem. Maybe what u can suggest is not lighting the candle
Post # 8
What about something like this? You can get all these supplies at the dollar tree!
or you could do floating candles