(Closed) Help! Tall Centerpieces…two left thumbs

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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962 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

What’s your budget like?  You can find tall cylindrical vases for fairly inexpensive.  If you don’t mind not having living flowers, you can easily create this look with faux or dried flowers and make your own fiddleheads with clay (there’s a relatively simple DIY in the DIY section).  Then, because the flowers aren’t living, you can create them well in advance!

Good luck!

Post # 4
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3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I wanted really tall cylinders for my centerpieces too. My mom is a florist and even at her wholesale price they were around $20 for each VASE!

I ended up going with 2 7.5″ $1 at dollartree cheaper then mom could get And 2 10.5″ – Michaels has them on sale from time to time for $2.50 but i got thoes from my mom for around $2.

You could EASILY get fake flowers for thoes to do ahead of time! Ac moore & michaels always have coupons! I know some one who went in everyday and bought 1 flower for there wedding with a 50-60% off coupon!

Post # 5
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3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i got all my vases at michaels. they are 10.5 inches tall and cylinder… i went on a sale day and got 15% off my entire purchase… they are normally 3.99. which still isnt too bad. 🙂 i used mini cymbidium orchids… so the branch i bought had like 9 stems with florwers all the way down… for 6.99 per branch. then those crystal rocks i havent bought yet… i think im going to get them online. they are cheaper…

Post # 6
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1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You could look into renting the vases.  Places that rent chairs, tables, linens, sometimes will rent things like glass ware.  You might even be able to rent them from the florist.. at the end of the day you won’t end up with 20 vases you don’t know what to do with, and you will keep the cost down.

Post # 7
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

when you submerg flowers like orchids in water, it’s hard to tell the difference if they are real or fake.  If you are worred about the perishability of them, I’d do fake.

Post # 8
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7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’m renting my tall vases from my florist. He’s not charging me a whole lot to do it either. My centerpieces are tall with branches, candles and flowers (we’re using carnations to save $$) and they’re $30/centerpiece.

Post # 10
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1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It really depends on the quality of the fake flower, and how it looks underwater.  Some of the waxy ones will get “bubbles” on the surface, and will look worse underwater, but they have “real touch” flowers at craft stores.  I would definately experiment with a few different brands to find out which ones work well.

 

Post # 11
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You should also look at wedding classified boards and craigs list to see if anyone is selling items post wedding at a discount.

Post # 13
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1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Those colored ones from dollar tree are great, but are only bud vases, they are super narrow… super cute though!

Post # 14
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10 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am not sure if you have a TJ Max around where you live or not but they have amazing prices on vases… normally like $10 and under for just about any vase in the stores (around me atleast).  Another thing to check out is to go to the good will or salvation army if you have time to shop around if you don’t need a ton of vases 🙂  You could also try using a less expensive flower like a gladious (spelling??) they are beautiful and affordable and come in a ton of flowers!!  And for the metal pieces in it you could always take a wire hanger or a thinner wire and twist the top of it and spray paint it!!

Post # 15
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661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

There are fiddle heads in that centerpiece as well.  Usually those can run about $4-$5 each.  Those can easily add up.

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