Post # 1
This is my very first post, but I need help.
I’ve been lurking in the shadows for months now, gleaning so much information from the boards – but the time has come that I desperately need help!
I’m trying to figure out my centerpieces. I’m using gorgeous crinkle chiffon tablecloths with ‘clouding’ (I was told it was called), rather than a table runner.
My honey scored an amazing deal on 18 inch eiffel tower vases. I’m on a super tight budget – and must utilize these darn vases.
I was thinking pomanders, but I don’t fully love them, as well as am not convinced I could do them on a budget.
My wedding is lavender and wheat themed. It’s a November wedding and I’m super flexible with any types of decor.
Please help a fellow bee out! 🙂
Post # 2
Have you checked pinterest? There are tons of great ideas using them on there.
Post # 3
I’m also doing a November wheat wedding!! However, I will be using tea stainded babys breath in place of the lavendar. I love the idea of filling the vases with some small fall item and hving the wheat and lavendar coming out from the top. Maybe use seeds or hazelnuts or even lavendar colored beads or something. Here are some insporation pics for you 🙂
Post # 4
MrsGement: How many centerpieces do you need? You could do a combination of high and low by using the vases to hold your bridesmaids bouquets on some tables. You could cluster some of the remaining vases on the gift and guestbook tables with arrangements of wheat and lavender, or you could insert branches to which you can hot glue silk flowers. You would then use a simple low arrangement of wheat and lavender on the remaining tables.
If you have the storage space, you could create a dried arrangement using baby’s breath, lavender and wheat. All of them dry well. A tiered arrangement like the one on the bottom right would look great.
If you do default to pomanders , you can avoid the high cost of styrofoam balls by cutting dry floral foam into the shape you need.
Post # 5
christin5135: Oh, my goodness. I LOVE your ideas!! The seeds and nuts as fillers look amazing. I’m trying to use fall ideas without being too corny (like pumpkins) and I think that’s a perfect compromise!
There will be 13 tables with 8 people at each one. I think that lavender & wheat bouquet is GORGEOUS. I might actually give that a try and see what I can come up.
I’m toying with the idea of massive baby’s breath clusters in the eiffel tower vases – possibly with a few stalks of wheat and lavender interspersed throughout – and maybe using the above idea and filling up the eiffel tower vase with seeds as a filler. Any thoughts??
Post # 6
MrsGement: I wouldn’t bring in too many elements. If you do the large baby’s breath arrangements, you could fill the vase with lavender buds and do a collar of wheat or vice versa.
Post # 7
MrsGement: Aww thanks 🙂 I love that idea!!
It sounds similar to what I want to do for bouts ^^ (obviously on a larger scale lol)
I know what you mean about having tacky fall decorations. It’s hard to draw the line between a fall themed wedding and a wedding that takes place in fall! Also, wheat is soooo inexpensive it’s hard not to utilize it as much as you can! What about using lavender buds as the filler? Here’s a link http://www.amazon.com/French-Lavender-Super-Blue-Flower/dp/B0002CDZD0
Post # 8
We did babies breath centerpieces for our June 21st wedding 🙂 It looked beautiful and was very inexpensive compared to regular flowers!
Post # 9
I would be careful with baby’s breath, I know people who get sick from it when there is a lot And if it is a centerpiece they can’t escape it.
Post # 10
Ohh I love these pictures!!! The wheat and baby’s breath bout is ADORABLE.
JMR2 – those are gorgeous!! Did you use some type of ‘holder’ (forgive my lack of flower arranging knowledge!) – or just put the stems in the vases? So pretty – and so close to what I’m wanting to do. Maybe stick in a couple of wheat pieces and lavender and it would be exactly what I’d want.