(Closed) I can’t figure out what to do for centerpieces

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Do you think shells scattered around the vase would be cheesy?  That’d be cheap and easy, but I don’t know how fancy your reception is going to be.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hi-

I would probably buy smaller vases and place the around the tall one to make a cluster.  Probably 2 smaller ones in different heights.  I know it sucks cause that means more things to pack, but its a common thing to add to these cylinders.

Or, if you’re really tight on space-use votive candles, sea shells, jelly fish, etc to enlage the centerpiece. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

what about some of those little white lanterns?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I actually just ordered those lanterns above (w/o the hooks) to use as my “seating cards”. We’ll have 8 of those on each table (for each guest) and then our reception package came with 1 flower arrangement/table… so I’m using white orchids. 

You could put palms in them, large and beachy. Or, when you get to your destination, visit a local florist and buy large arrangements of local flowers the day of the wedding. Very cost effective. 

BUT – beach theme… Pier 1 usually has a good selection of large starfish (much larger than the ones above) that could be cute. 

You could also use round glass bowls (deep ones) with sea shells on the bottom (ikea or pier 1 sells bags of small shells for around $5), water, and then a few floating candles. 

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Maybe fill the vases with shells or sand and scatter white votives around the bases?

Post # 8
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Helper bee
Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I love the idea of filling them with sand and starfish! that is a really cute idea above

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I love the idea of filling them with sand and starfish! that is a really cute idea above

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You didn’t say what you are putting in the vases-flowers or candles?

1.You could use a smaller container in addition to the larger vase and add some beachgrass.

2.You could place a large tropical leaf under the vase and perhaps lean one larger starfish up against the vase. I prefer the look of a lesser number of larger objects rather than scattering too many little things.

3.You could adapt this idea which featured a lantern. Substitute your vase and add

a couple of succulents and a few stones.

beach wedding centerpieces

4. You could find curvy pieces of driftwood like this and lay it alongside your vase with a starfish or some stones.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

There is another bee on here that did something really simple and pretty with tall cylinder vases.  Perhaps you could do the same thing, but use items like these inside.

http://media.photobucket.com/image/starfish%20centerpiece/dmdlnt/Beach2.jpg

The other bee also mentioned putting smaller cylinder vases with floating candles on each side, so it will spread out the tablescape a bit.  You can see her diy project here.

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/our-diy-centerpieces

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