DIY Centerpiece help! Too much, not enough? pic heavy!

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
3519 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I like the submerged orchid centerpiece–I would probably simplify it by omitting the little stones at the bottom.  The pink flowers are pretty too.  They might look nicer as one small low bouquet in a bubble vase (you can usually find those at the dollar store).  That way, you could have both styles, on alternating tables.

Post # 6
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I like the submerged orchids alone. What about alternating center pieces though? You could have the tall submerged orchids on some tables, and the other two on other tables. I think that would be cool. 

Post # 7
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Hobby lobby has their glass stuff 50% off a lot. I would just check their store ad online every week and wait to buy the glass pieces when their 50% off and when the flowers are 50% . I refused to buy anything for my weddding there unless it was on sale and it saved me a ton of money. As someone else previously mentioned dollar tree has a lot of smaller glass pieces for a buck you could use. Many different sized and shape votives, tea light holders, and glass cylinders. I would maybe do the pink flowers in 3 different size wine glasses from dollar tree(they have lots of variety in those also, they will also let you order them in cases of 12 online and ship them  to your store for free.we ordered the wine glasses for our wedding bar that way) the goblet/wine glasses you have seen a little thick or “too much” next to the orchid vase IMO and I think maybe dainty wine glasses in different sizes may pull it all together for a softer look. Just my 2 cents though 🙂

Post # 8
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Mick26:  Two diff centerpieces… half the tables with the submerged flowers and a floating candle with the simple votives on the side, and then the other half tables the two different height vases with pink flowers.  That way you save money, it’ll be a little less “busy,” but you get to keep all the elements you like. 🙂

We did two different centerpieces… and it was beautiful!

Post # 9
10838 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Mick26: I really like the submerged orchids!

Post # 12
394 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

If you don’t mind me asking… how was that $80??? I think it looks beautiful, but how was it so expensive?? Because of the flowers?

Post # 14
42135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mick26: You are wll on your way, but I agree with you. I think it’s way too much. The vase with the submerged flowers and the goblets are too similar in height- the eye doesn’t have a place to rest.

I would do the submerged flower vase – with less pearls in the bottom- just enough to hide the weight tied to the flower stem ( or the stem itself if you are not using a weight): shorter stem of flowers to leave some room at the top for the candle; and a different shape floating candle- the votive shape doesn’t work. Use a candle similar to the one @lovelove1028:  used. You can still add some votive holders if you want (3) at the base of the vase.

If you want to use the goblets on some tables, find  a shorter, round shape vase or votive holder to be the third item in the grouping. Odd numbers look better to the eye.

Post # 15
789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I love the vase with the submerged flowers, it is very pretty.  I think the two other vases would be good without the flowers; there’s too much going on there.  

Post # 16
970 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@Mick26:  I think the wine glass part is a bit much – but leave the large vase and 3 candles. That looks so beautiful!

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