Post # 1
MOB and I are seriously considering going DIY route for centerpieces. So far I have ben thinking pomanders or the dome shaped half pomanders. Fake flowers are definitely the route I am going: Roses, hydrangeas or maybe carnations. For vases I am considering eiffel tower vases and maybe even trumpet vases. I’m also looking for crystals to hang form the vases. I think I will leave the vases empty, I’m not a huge fan of putting stuff inside of them although I’m still debating on this.
Does anyone have any experience with places to purchase flowers and vases for a low price? I have discovered LA Crafts and Efavormart, I also heard of fiftyflowers.com although it is still unclear to me whether they sell fake flowers.
I can also consider actual stores, I’m located in Massachusetts so I’d prefer online sellers.
I’m looking to keep my prices to about under 30 per centerpiece.
Any advice on prices and/or photos on what you bees have come up with are greatly apprecciated!
Some inspiration pics:
Post # 3
save-on-crafts.com is a good place to start.
Post # 4
There are a few diy on this thread: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/lets-see-your-centerpieces-2#post-; and there are a few more that bees posted w/more about where they went hobby lobby and michaels and joan are all good plus they have 50% off coupons and sale all the time 🙂 good luck!! oh and I think if you google some martha stewart threads will come up too.
Post # 5
I purchased a dozen 16″ tall vases for around $60 plus shipping…planning on resale at around half price after my wedding…I would spend less then rental in the end!
Post # 7
@KingsDaughter: I had never heard of ttp://www.thevaseplace.com/ I’m definitely checking it out now. Thanks!
Post # 9
Looks like you have a pretty design in mind! I would say go for it! I am not married yet but I know I will be doing this so I can spend an little extra money on our honey moon…wedding planning makes you need a vacation lol.
I am planning on using bloomsbythebox.com to get my flowers (because my cousin used them and it was great) and I found my vases on etsy (super trendy) at a local antique shop. I was really surprised to find those, but so greatful that picking out vases is overwith!
Post # 10
@DonnaJoyC: I know I just found 24 in Eiffel tower vases for an amazing price so that is out of the way. Is that website you mentioned for real or fake flowers? 🙂
Post # 12
@DonnaJoyC: Oh okay. Unfortunately I am only looking for artificial, foam roses preferably
Post # 13
I got most of my silk flowers from http://www.afloral.com and I was happy with them. The roses look fantastic. I like the full dome pomanders a lot more than the half ones which just look a little weird to me.
Post # 14
I ordered all of my vases and stones for my centerpieces from the dollar tree online and I ordered submersible LED lights for VERY cheap from http://www.100candles.com. No one will know that my vases came from the dollar tree! Basically, my centerpieces will be a vase, 1 pack of stones, water, a purple submersible LED light and a single large orchid bloom floating, all on top of a mirror plate that we are renting for $1 each. Overall, they cost $10.50 each and they look really cool with the light thrown around from the stones and mirror!
Post # 15
- Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
if you haven’t already found what you are looking for you could try craft stores like Hobby Lobby or Michael’s who have there vases half off or 40% coupons available. Online there is efavormart like someone mentioned…its cheaper than save-on-crafts (their shipping is outrageous).