Post # 1
Hey hive! I’m curious what everyone is spending/spent on table centerpieces….I am trying to decide between floral (which I would prefer, but know it is going to be way more expensive) and floral alternatives (candles, etc.)
So, tell me:
Type of Centerpiece:
Cost per table:
How many tables you plan to have/had:
Post # 3
Our centerpieces were brown buckets filled with blue hydrangeas (mix of light and dark blues). The cost was $30/piece, but we also used the centerpieces to line our aisle in the church, so they did double duty. Every table had one bucket, so $30/table, except our sweetheart table, which had 2 buckets (so $60). We had 8 tables, but ordered 10 centerpieces. Total cost = $300.
Post # 4
Our centerpieces were glass vases with green, white, and purple hydrangeas, white peonies, and branches. They were $90 apiece and we had 16 tables, so it was $1440 total. Here is a photo, in case visual helps.
Post # 5
Since you are a Boston bride too, I’ll pass on more detailed info. I’m using Flowers by Val. I found her on Craigslist under services, so I definitely was cautious going in. We had a meeting last week and she is a great, nice, organized person. She worked as a florist in Andover for 7 years, but then the shop recently closed and she is doing freelance. She has great current references and beautiful past work images.
Literally, the prices she is giving me are amazing.She can buy flowers for 1/3 of what I was loking at on Wholesale websites. Part of the reason the prices are so low is that I am providing my own vases (ikea) and ribbon.
$20 centerpieces (4 hydrangea, 11 white roses, 8 freesia) Qty 11
$15 bridesmaid bouquets (20 roses) Qty 2
$8 corsages (3 roses, 2 freesia) Qty 4
I will post the images from the trial when I get them! (later this month)
Post # 6
I’m collecting old mason jars and milk bottles…I’m also using smaller mason jars to hold mini pillar candles…I have most of the jars/bottles, and the candles, as well as ribbons I need to accessorize…and I’m up to approximately $30 dollars. I still need to spend about $20 more on jars if I dont find them cheap at a yard sale etc…Then I need the flowers…so…Approx. $50 for vases/ribbon/candles…and I’m hoping to spend no more than $100 on flowers. I plan on going to the farmers market and buying mixed bouquets of daisies/mums/black-eyed-susans…maybe some hydrangeas…but I haven’t actually decided, because I know the blooms will be dictated by their price!
Oh, I also have long tables and will be alternating flower jars with candle jars…as well as am putting the milk bottles with flowers on window sills…and some extra jars with candles for the bar area. So total I’m looking at approximately 45ish jars, 20 of which will be holding flowers…
I hope this was helpful!
Post # 7
Vases $80 (15 focal pieces)
Glasses $64 (2 cases of 16 each. Styles Ancor Hocking Flair and Rio)
Votives $45 (Cudge)
Candles: $60 (288 of them at Sam’s Club and few bags of floating ones from Gardenridge)
Petals: $132 (fiftyflowers, 6000 petals)
Total cost: $373
17 Total tables alloted for: $22
Actual tables needed: 11
Extras? Yup. Hindsight’s 20/20. Probably coulda knocked $50 off. Oh well. Still, at $35 each ain’t bad. And you could scale these down significantly.
Post # 8
I made our centerpieces; they were tall cylinder vases with sand and seagrass in them…like pseudo terrariums. They were on the tables along with some driftwood pieces and antique ball jars with floating candles. Total cost per table was around $4-5 dollars. We had 12 tables. You can see them on my wiki page or if you google ‘Corn’ and ‘centerpieces’.
Post # 9
Type of centerpiece: A glass bowl filled full of peaches with a little sign in the middle
Cost per table: $20ish per table
Number of tables I had was 5
There really are fun options other than flowers!
Post # 10
Type of Centerpiece: 3 glass cylinders filled with pink orchids in water and a floating candle on top. The 3 cylinders are different sizes (3, 6, and 9 inch) and will sit on top of a circle mirror with tealight candles around it.
Cost Per Table: I believe its about $45/table but I don’t have the final contract in front of me.
Number of Tables: 6 large tables
Here’s a pic similiar to what we’re doing 🙂
Post # 11
Our centerpieces are going to be mongrammed candles. They look so pretty and we wanted an alternative to flowers and something small enough that it wasn’t blocking people from seeing and speaking to each other at the reception. These are $46 each but you get a 15% discount off of large volume orders. We’ll be having 20-25 tables so everything will be expensive for us, lol
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Post # 12
We are having rubrum lillies in cube vases as our centerpieces, at $50 per arrangement. We will also be buying votives and having like 3 or 4 on each table, at a cost of about $1/candle. So total for 8 tables will be $432ish.
Post # 13
We just wanted something simple – so we are going with 2 simple Callas in a long vase which will also have Bearsgrass sprouting from the top, and a floating candle
The centerpeices will be $40 each
and 20 tables.
I also want to add a bunch of votive holders around the table with candles for more light and glow! so thats an extra expense…
Post # 14
I am doing fishboal vases filled with little pebbles and a big bunch of hydrangeas, laying on a brown napkin as a mat.
My break down should be:
- $6–fish bowl
- $ .50–stones
- $1.25 napkin
- = $13.74/table!
* 15 tables
but it’s all DIY so that saves us a lot of money
Post # 15
Great ideas ladies, thanks!!
Post # 16
I’m doing manzanita branches with the strands of bling on them, and candles all around and then diamond confetti. so for 10 tables (that includes the head table, it’s 255. so 25.50 per table….that’s pretty decent. i can reuse a lot of the stuff also!