…Do We *Have* To Have Centerpieces?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I attended a wedding (midrange country club, quite elegant) that didn’t have centrepieces.  I only noticed because I was moh and the bride Pointed it out. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@badabing88:  I think just some simple flower petals and candles can look nice, but if you’re doing a casual thing, I’m not sure if you even need them.  Especially if you’re serving the food family style, then I think centerpieces just get in the way.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@badabing88:  what about varying heights of pillar candles in your colors? 🙂 Set them on mirrors with some acrylic gems. BOOM.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

If you are my FMIL…yes. I wasn’t going to do any and she about had a heart attack. Undecided

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I wish I’d though of NO centerpieces…

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@badabing88:  Will the wedding extend into the evening? Lanterns would be perfect.

You could find old lanterns and use them with a votive candle rather than worrying about ensuring that they work with fuel.

lantern centerpieces

Moroccan lanterns used on their own cast a beautiful light pattern

Moroccan Lanterns Centerpieces -lot Of

ditto with copper or broonze lanterns

lantern centerpieces

a smaller lantern in a wood box with a couple of fair sized rocks and a few flowers in florist tubes of water

planter box and Lantern centerpiece

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

We’re not having any 🙂

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could do a simple cluster of branch candles- an easy DIY if you have access to some pruned tree limbs next spring. Get a drill with the proper bit to make a space for the tealight.

rustic wedding candles… perfect for simple centerpieces or to line the aisle with :)

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@badabing88:  If it makes you feel any better, centerpieces were one of the last things we figured out

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I asked my mom this question and she said yes. Sigh, I guess I’ll keep working on my potted plant centerpiece thing. The succulents are awesome, but they’re expensive. They’re growimg like crazy though, so I’m going to see just how many I can propogate before next summer.

Post # 16
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Busy bee

You don’t “have” to have anything at a wedding except you, your FI, someone to marry you, and witnesses.  Everything beyond that is optional, frankly.

 

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