Floating candle centerpieces

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@mepayne:  I think the Mason Jar ones are really cute! But in answer to your questions:

1. Do you plan on grouping them together, like the pictures show, or scattering them out on the tables? For example, if the tables are going to be round, I think three jars would look good, but on a long, rectangle table they may look out of place.

2. I personally like the Mason jar look, so squarish-round!

3 & 4. You could set the jars on top of rose petals, or on top of a mirror with rose petals. If you put them in the jar, I wouldn’t put a lot in, simply so the jar doesn’t look cluttered, if that makes sense.

5. If you put petals in the jars, I wouldn’t put water beads, but I like the look of water beads.

6. You could decorate the glasses, but only do so if you aren’t putting beads or petals in there.

7. You could alternate candle colors, but depending on what colors you choose, you may not be able to find specifically colored floating candles!

Craft stores generally have a decent selection in supplies, as far as candles and jars go. I know the Hobby Lobbys around here frequently have sales on glass, candles, ribbon, etc. Or if you aren’t too picky on what type of jars you have, like if you don’t care about a variety, you could check out thrift shops, as they sometimes have an interesting/neat variety. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We did these for my daughter’s reception a few years ago.  Our budget was very tight, so we used round vases (from Dollar Tree) with white floating candles and silk flowers in the jars.  We had rectangle tables that seated 8 per table, so we used 3 floating candles per table with small votives mixed in.  Instead of using a glass mirror, she purchased silver runners for the tables.  The tables looked nicely decorated without being overly cluttered.

I don’t know if I have any good pictures of the finished look – with water and floating candles.

 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mepayne:  I don’t remember the exact price per table, but it was very, very reasonable.  She purchased the table runner online so I don’t know the cost or where it came from.  I live pretty close to G&G Distributers   http://www.gandgwebstore.com/  that has very nice silk flowers, candles and accessories at wholesale prices.  She was actually living in a different state at the time so I put all of the table decor together.  

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Here is a pic of some I did and used for my wedding.. Cylinders with some beaded clear rocks, orchids with a floating candle.. These weren’t my centerpieces but I used them to decorate around cake table and other areas that I needed more decor in.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had a similar vision as you! I love the look of rose petals and candles. I wanted something very elegant and romantic for table centerpieces without being too tall or cumbersome so that it would risk being knocked over (that wouldn’t be good with candles). We chose martini glass centerpieces with a purple LED sumergible light, clear crystal rocks, water, a floating ivory candle and hot pink rose petals and purple orchid petals all on a round mirror to reflect the light and more flower petals. It came out really nice and we got alot of compliments on them.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

I really love this centerpiece. You’d only need to get 1 vase instead of 3.

Also be sure to use distilled water so you don’t get the bubbles.

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

Also since the flower is submerged, you could use fake and no one would know.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@mepayne:  Thanks! They worked out really well!

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