(Closed) Help! with Centerpieces in North Jersey

posted 9 years ago in New Jersey – North Central New Jersey
Post # 3
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231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

What kind of feel do you want for your reception?

I’m doing five different size vases on each table with colored water (red) and floating candles, plus votives on the table and scattered rose petals.  My florist is doing all the set up and everything, I just have to get the vases to her before the wedding, and pick it up at some point after.  I think in total it’s costing me like $50 a table. (and I can always sell the vases afterwards).

 If you want something more floral – maybe go with potted flowers or greenery. 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m working with Perla & Co in Hawthorne.   I’m doing somewhat extravagent centerpieces…but they were WAY under what I was quoted by other florists…so you may want to try her.   I believe Mrs. Bee did a write-up on her awhile back…I think she provided a centerpiece for a bee meet-up or some such thing.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

what is your venue? colors? and do you have a theme?  Maybe easier to suggest good ideas if we knew these things:)  helping give ideas is always fun:)

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2005

Try the flower district in manhattan for less expensive flowers and to get an idea of the variety of flowers/colors available.  If you decide what you want, and then purchase directly from the wholesalers (you can walk off street and get the wholesale prices; you just pay tax).  

Then maybe hire someone on the day of to help put it all together.  This may save you a good amount.  If you dont have vases, I recommend also purchasing in the same district or renting vases…also check the classifieds on this board for sellers of vases.

 

HTH

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Did you think about using something other than flowers or are you set on some sort of flowers? What about just doing different heights of vases with floating candles ?  You could also just put some color of beads or rocks in the vase and then put the floating candle on top.  You could also do like fake flower petals scattered on the table.  I always think that candles are such a great alternative…romantic and they provide light!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I had exactly the same issue so what we ended up doing was renting silver 5-arm candleabras from our venue and my florist is scattering greenery and rose petals around them- I saved a lot of money by agreeing to supply the candles myself (hello Christmas Tree Shop!) 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Call Kay at:

<h3 class=”r”>Beers Flowers</h3>

<cite>www.ridgewoodflowershop.com</cite>

33 Oak St.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
(201) 445-4111

She totally helped me out with all of our floral arrangements!  She knew we were under a tight budget and worked with us for our centerpieces, our bouquets, etc. 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2018 - The Venetian

try connie Riemer – her phone number is 973-445-0036 or 973-850-7920. i used her and LOVED our flowers. we didn’t spend that much on flowers because we didnt have a large budget for it, but she worked with what we could afford. 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Does it have to be flowers?  You can have candles or other things as centerpieces.  My friend had what looked like huge wine glasses in assorted heights that she got at HomeGoods of all places and it looked fabulous

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