Post # 1
We’re getting down the wire for our oct 18th wedding. My wedding coordinator just sent me over these pictures for possible centerpieces… We are almost at budget so not doing flowers but hoping to make them a little better. Please give me feedback, suggestions, or just your favorite!
PS we are having a tented (having it draped with lighting) lawn wedding. We are going to have “lawn games” but are going for old Hollywood glamour. Our lines are pale pink, Champagne changers, ivory napkins and attaching a picture of my and bridesmaid dress. Thanks!
Post # 2
Oh that is hilarious! Our wedding (September 27) is a vintage hollywood theme too! What we’ve decided to do is theme each table for a different movie and create a little movie slade as the table number. The movie slate then has the title of the movie and the wedding date on it. As center pieces we chose props from those movies, but if you don’t want to spend 10000 hours looking for / making movie props then you could do just some need movie memoribilia. For example, you could prop some of those gorgeous candles on vintage film cans or film reels, buy some 35mm old film and scroll it around the center pieces, just little things like that dake a candle center piece from just some glass to something with some texture. Just a thought!
Post # 3
Allyg: Is your wedding coordinator supplying the items for the centerpieces or will these be rentals?
Are you allowed real candles or are those LED candles?
My choice would be the last version with some changes.
Can you use a bigger pillar candle?
Can your budget afford any flowers? I would out just one bloom in the shortest squarish vase and ditch the stemmed candleholder on the right. Right now it looks like someone emptied the china cabinet with no real plan.
Post # 4
julies1949: ya that’s how I feel as well. All the vases are available to use How ever in whatever combo we decide. They have other vases as well. We can use real candles and aren’t ordering them until we decide on centerpieces so can change the candle sizes.
UnFortunately their aren’t any florists in the area available anymore and if we bring in our own flowers we would have to set them up ourselves. We just moved out of state from our wedding site so trying to make that weekend as stress less as possible. These are the inspiration photos, I feel like what she sent over is really cheap looking. I don’t know how to better express what we want
Post # 5
- Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base
How about just paper lanterns. In your color and possibly the smaller ones maybe. I am using them for our centerpieces with imitation flowers. This picture was my inspiration.
Post # 6
I agree they definitely don’t look as elegant as your inspiration pictures. The third one looks too cluttered (too many different shapes and sizes) and I have no idea what’s with the pearl thingies in the first one. Your inspiration pics don’t look that complicated to arrange; I’m not sure why your coordinator is having trouble… :/
How about using the large vase (incl candle and pink stones) shown in her third option, just with some tealights or votives around it?
Post # 7
Allyg: It can be frustrating trying to narrow down choices for a wedding- even harder when you don;t live in the same city.
Most of your inspiration pics show cylinder vases in various combinations. Do they offer plain cylinder vases?
I too think the third one would be very nice without the stemmed candlesticks, just surrounded by an odd number of votives.
Another idea for a Hollywood glam centerpiece would be to use the large vase in the 3rd pic like this. You can get feather boas at the dollar store. They are not thick and fluffy like the more expensive ones, but when you wind them round something , all the spaces get filled in.
If you used a feather boa, it does eliminate using votives- too dangerous with the open flame. You could use LED tealights nestled in the pink stones or pearls.
Post # 8
Allyg: I agree with julies1949.
Post # 9
I really like the large vase with the candle in it. Doing rose petals or 3 small vases with 1 flower ine ach around it would be really pretty.
Post # 10
Allyg: We are not doing flowers because I could not stomach the prices in our area. Instead, we are doing vintage tea pots on top of vintage books, a small frame for the table number, and some candles in a candelabra type of thing. FI wanted to add one small milk vase with a single red rose, but I’m not sure if we’ll have room. We still have time to decide.
Of the options you’ve shown above, I like the first option the best. I think much can be done with soft lighting and plenty of candles. It’ll be easy to make the tables feel romantic without flowers. I like the inclusion of pearls.
Post # 11
Thanks Ladies. I think the coordinator is trying to add more but I don’t want more lol. I’m going to go to michaels and take pictures of simple set ups and will just send those pictures to her.
I like the boa idea too
Post # 12
- Wedding: December 2014 - The Villa
I actually really like the candles and pearls (the first one) I just think you need to highlight it w/ votives. Once it’s all lit, you’d love it.