Post # 1
My fiance and I are thinking of making our own centerpieces to save $$$. We did our first trial run this weekend and would really appreciate honest constructive criticism. We did not have time to decorate the centerpieces with lace or ribbon but we would likely decorate candles with lace.
Venue/theme: We will have our wedding and reception at a historical estate..with the dining setup outside in the courtyard..attached are some pics. Note that our venue provides 60″ rounds with natural colored wooden folding chairs.
The picture with the chairs and tables is not my oic..I pulled it from Yelp just to show the general setup..tables and chairs provided.
Forgot to mention that we will do globe string lighting aka cafe lights and will also likely use ivory tablecloths. we have white but we are thinking we should buy ivory as it is more vintage. Also..plates would be round but we dont own any. What do you think?
Post # 2
The flowers are nice. I’m not a fan of the candles AND flowers in the mason jars. If the jars are a must, maybe just use some plain votives for the candles (there can never be too many candles) or place the flowers in something different.
Post # 3
Good advice. I think we will probably do the plain votives. I asked my mom about the flowers and she said she didnt like them..she said…”too plain” :/
We also did a trial with a square centerpiece. .
but I didnt like it.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2014 - The Florian Gardens
I agree with the PP. I think the same size mason jars for both doesn’t look quite right. you should use smaller mason jars for the candles. Like the small jelly ones. I think that would add some visual interest.
Post # 5
I like where you’re starting from, but I’d work to make it a bit more personalized. Right now it kinda looks like a generic resturant (though the mason jars don’t match the formality of the rest of the table). It’s also a whole lot of white right now, I’d find a way to add some more color to the table, but overall I think I get the idea of what you’re going after and I think you have a good start.
Post # 6
the square looks so much better and the votives. I don’t like the first set ups at all. Honestly, it looks like my kid picked flowers in the garden and threw them in a glass.
Post # 7
Wens: I think it is perfect for a courtyard wedding. You might want to consider adding a few tiny vases/bottles with a single bloom.
I agree with a pp about not using the mason jars for candles.
Yummmi Candles has a great sale on votives right now- 72 votives and holders for $20.
Post # 8
I like the square so much better!
Post # 9
Wens: I think it looks great!
Post # 11
julies1949: I don’t know if the helpful button works yet or not. But thanks for the link to yummi candles. The votive candle/holder sale is insane. 🙂
Sorry, OP. I forgot to include your original question. I love the square vase too. I think mason jars are overly popular and almost overdone at this point.
Post # 12
I like the square ones much better, too. They’re more lush and look fancier, I guess. It’ll be nice if they have some more pops of color as well, I think
Post # 13
sostobe: You’re welcome. Another Bee posted this in another thread just last night so I haven’t had enough time to forget it yet. 🙂
Post # 14
Made a quick square centerpiece with the roses and rununculus since quite a few people commented that they like the square vase better.
Post # 15
Wens: I like it! This is sort of similar to what I did. I had painted and distressed quart sized mason jars with flowers and then one pint sized mason jar decorated with lace and pearls with a candle in it. At first I thought just having the two things for a centerpiece wouldn’t be enough, but I liked the asymmetrical look and when everyone’s glasses and plates and favors and whatnot were on the table, it looked great. I wish I had photos to show you but we haven’t gotten them back you!