How much did you spend on centerpieces, and how many tables did you have?

posted 2 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I spent $85 on each tall & $65 on each short and I had 6 of each 🙂 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

arabbel:  It would depend on what you are planning on doing for your centerpieces … Does the venue offer anything in the way of centerpieces at all? For us centrepieces are included in the cost of our venue. I remember, when I was on the Residents’ Council at uni that we made our centrepieces and if I remember correctly each one was probably around if not less than $10 per – it was a winter wonderland theme and we had these green foam things that we were able to stick pretty branches in them and spray painted them silver and then we had made fake roses that had two hershey kisses with a stick wrapped in green tape and red wrap around the kisses, plus fake leaves.  It was actually quite gorgeous

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

arabbel: I love your centerpiece idea, and I definitely think that you can do it on a smaller budget!

 When I originally thought I wanted centerpieces I thought I would go with something like this ….

You could probably get most of these things at A Buck or Two (the open bowl maybe $5 or less each) and then get little floating candles from the dollar store as well. You may be able to get the petals from a craft store like Michaels (Tip: sign up for Michaels email and you can get a coupon for a discount). That is if you are okay with them being fake. Are you okay with not going with roses? If so it would be less expensive for the flowers.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  laceydoilies.
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

arabbel:  I think you are on yourway to a great centerpiece.  The huge vases and apothecary jars can be expensive, but you might get lucky and buy used ones from another bride on http://www.adhuntr.com

You could also make the first vase by glueing a gass bowl to a crystal candlestick with E6000 glue. You can get the bowls and candlesticks at the dollarstore.

I think your centerpiece would look better if you limited the roses to the main vase and used the candleholders for candles. If you really want some smaller arrangements, find a cut glass bowl about the size of a sugarbowl.

 If you want to spend less money on the roses, instead of using a larger number of buds, use one fully open rose.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

85 per centerpiece, 2 on each table. Our tables are long rectangles so it would look empty with just 1.  We also have 18 tables… Ugh $$$$

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

15 tables and about $1500 not including whatever we spent for the colorful votives we added. We had all tall center pieces, though.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

arabbel:  Hmmm I think ours are around $80 per centerpiece, and there will be 17 or 18 of them! EDIT: Added a picture; ours will be black cast iron with bright red flowers in the centre 🙂 Red is our accent colour!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  OhioBride990.
Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

arabbel:  Remember that you can use LED tealights. They would look fine in the stemmed candleholders.

Post # 12
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Worker bee

I am making my own centerpieces. I bought seven inch high vases (3.5 dimaeter) from the dollar tree (SCORE! Seriously buy vases here). Then because our weddin gis fairytale themed we are going to have each table named after a different disney fairytale. So I bought vellum paper (from micheals for 99 cents a sheet) and printed each fairytale on the vellum paper. I bedazzeled them with some crystal/ pearl stickers that I found at dollarama. We also might to crystal beads around the base of each in a colour that matches the princess, and my venue is suplying votives and a mirror. I plan on putting a dozen roses in them (either white or hot pink, haven’t decided). I am extremely happy with them, and with everything will be paying just under 15 dollars each, for 10 tables.

Post # 13
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Newbee

I probably spent $250 total, and I had 10 tables. Over the course of about 6 months, I bought discounted or thrift store vases. And then used simple flowers and made some extra decor out of crepe paper to dress up the tables a bit.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We are paying about $175 per centrepiece with 9 tables for our at home reception. We spent $700 for our table scape on our actual day. We had one table.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I had 12 tables. I did 6 of each of these. Both center pieces had 4 bling wrapped votive candles around them too. I took these pictures at the end of the night when they were cleaning up with my cell phone so it looks like they had already taken them. The votives were included in the prices given.

This one was $85…

This one was $180…

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