Post # 1
My FI and I have been discussing our centerpieces and initially we wanted all flowers with some tables having tall arrangements and others having short. After getting a price quote for a centerpiece we realized quickly how fast it all adds up and with a destination wedding we are trying to be more cost efficient. We decided to make it simple (in the end our wallet will love us more). We are doing two different types of centerpieces. Half are going to be candles with pink rose petals (it shows red, but that’s what we had at the moment) and the other half is just a simple arrangement of flowers, similar to those in my bouquet, but we are using fake flowers for all.
We are having a destination wedding and the room has spectacular views from the windows of lighthouses and a lake. The last thing I want to do is to take away from the view.
Give your honest opinion and tell me what you think. The flower centerpieces will have votive candles and pink rose petals scattered along the table similar to the candle centerpieces. I don’t want over the top. I want it to be simple…I find it pointless to be over the top when you already have a destination wedding and a room with a great view.
Post # 3
Are you going to put anything else inside the vase? I think it looks kind of plain right now. But I do love the rose petal/candle combo.
Post # 4
@MrsSl82be:We are going to get rocks from the lake. It sounds insane haha, but where our wedding is is on an island BUT there is no sand. It’s a rocky beach and it produces really small smooth white limestone rocks from years or erosion and I want to fill them at about an inch and a half with them. I wanted to incorporate a little of the island into it. We also have vintage postcards of various spots around the island and each table has a different place on the island with facts about it on the back. Just something of interest for them to look at and to mingle and get them out of the seat.
Oh and the candles holders that are see through right now will also have candles inside of them.
Post # 5
Here is a link to a website where Im getting everything I need to do my centerpieces myself. They have everything you can need and even things you wouldn’t think of on your own at a really great prices:
Take a look! It may give you ideas on things you can add to the concept you have.
Post # 6
Your flowers look pretty nice, and I think the rock idea for the bottom of the vase is a must. I think the flower stems themselves are a little long for the vase in the picture so you may want to consider cutting the bottoms a little. I also like all the votives/rose petals. I think they only thing that looks a little cheap to me is the ribbon, but maybe that’s just my personal taste. It’s tied really well, and maybe with the rocks there will be some more contrast, but it’s just a little too cutesy for me. I think either put the ribbon higher up like this:
Or maybe put a slightly smaller ribbon to make the bow and then put a larger ribbon underneath…sort of like this:
Post # 7
I like where you’re going with the centerpieces but have a few suggestions
I would cut the stems of the flowers so the actual buds sit just slightly above the opening of the vase. Also I would take off all the leaves. If you leave them on they’ll look like grocery store flowers.
I really like the ribbon and the placement. Just don’t forget to melt the ends so they don’t fray.
Post # 8
OK, well.. I hope you don’t take this the wrong way.. but .. I hate fake flowers. I think it would look much prettier if you just did only pillar candles in different sizes and forgo the fake flowers all together.
Post # 9
@MrsNeutrino:I wont take it the wrong way. Everyone is entitled to their opinion 🙂