if so show me some inspiration
we had very simple table settings! The little vase in the center held the bridesmaid's bouquet after the ceremony - you can't travel with them internationally, so we just repurposed them for the tables.
The two weddings I went to this year had low minimalist centerpieces. I know both couples were on a strict budget and young.
The first used a square mirror with one pillar candle on a stand (about 4" tall) and sprinkled a variety of fake rose petals on the table in th wedding colors. It was actually really nice to be able to put small clutches and drinks on the table and have room!
The second did a simple bowl with red rose petals in the bottom and floating candles on top.
No one made any comment about the centerpieces being measly or anything like that, I think everyone was just happy to be with friends and family and be able to talk across the table!
We are getting married in one of Savannah's outdoor squares (they have over 20 of them) and we are naming each table at the reception after a Savannah square. To go along with the theme (and save money simutaneously), we are going to have wheatgrass centerpieces like the ones in this photo compilation....
@farfromachildbride - I LOVE wheatgrass centerpieces!!!
We're doing these little paper balls in hurricane vases!
we are doing three different height vases (only about 4" in diameter). One will have sea glass, one will have starfish, one will have sand with shells.
@amandalynn: That is an awesome idea! Are you making them yourself? What holds them together?
We're using a bit of flowers, but it's small. 8 in bubble vase with the blue dendro's in it (kind of like the pic with the pink flower) and some funky bear gross swirled in it...Please don't judge the 3rd pic, I was trying a mock up with ugly fake flowers and grass LOL but you get the idea :)
We had small table centerpieces, very low and compact. We wanted everything very minimalist and non "weddy". We did use flowers, but they were el cheapo carnations and I dug them.
@Laylabelle- We're using carnations for our centerpeices too.
I'm using 3 cylinder vases with floating candles in them. i like the idea of the whol room sparkling with candle light
I did - http://gallery.weddingbee.com/photo/science-meets-fall
I am doing vases with green apples or pears in them. Green is one of my colors and I love flowers but I worked in a flower shop for a long time and I really just wanna do something different oh and cheap
I went to a wedding this summer where the centerpieces were little wheatgrass pots, lots of votives in green and blue glass, and green and blue glass bottles of different heights and widths (green/blue were the wedding colors). It was reeeeeaally beautiful, the glass bottles and the candles really set such a pretty mood.
I am doing a candle lantern ($10 at ikea) with either rose petals sprinkled around, or an organza overlay loosely draped under/around the lantern:
Oh, I like the lantern idea!
we're planning to have bowls of floating candles, with colorful pebbles in the bottom. I think going this route will save us money versus going with flower centerpieces.
We want to do vases with limes and lemons and candles around them with minimal flowers.
i am on a very tight budget, so most of my decor is DIY stuff, i found this idea
but i have a lot of tables to fill so that would be a lot of frames...so i am doing a combo of these two
@kb112022: Where did you find those photo frames? I love them! I want to have them!
I'm not doing flowers either.
I was thinking about doing a single floating flower (i.e. gerbera daisy) surrounded by 2-4 votives.
I'm not using flowers for centerpieces. I bought a wrought iron pumpkin at Michaels, using leaves and a candle... I'll try to post a pic of the mock up:
On half the the tables I did votives scattered around with a floating candle bowl in the middle with 4-5 candles in it. For the amibenance, I thought it looked great.
im debating but my idea now is to use this with a candle inside they are 15" so i think they will look nice
I don't have any pictures but we are doing cakes for centerpieces.
My venue will provide round glass mirrors and 4-5 votives per table at no additional cost. I bought candle stick holders and plates from the dollar store and glued them together to make a cake plate. My baker is a local lady who manages a DQ but owns a small cake buiness on the side. She only charges 2.50 a person and no extra cost for doing multiple cakes.
I'm planning on getting some really cool wide mouth vases, hurricanes or bowls and filling them with different types of candy for each table as our centerpieces (the candies will double as favors) I'll put a cute note to encourage people to mingle with other guests and visit their tables and take some candy as well. I hope it works and doesn't look too cheesy...who knows I might change my mind! But either way, I'm definitely not doing flowers, it's beautiful but not in my budget!
We're doing an even smaller version of this. A 6" bubble vase with 2 hydrangea blooms in them and votives around. Our tables only seat 4 too, so small is really best.
I loved all these ideas I totally forgot about this post LOL
I always loved the idea of using Fruit i love the look of limes....but my colors are purple so ...
I would love to do just tall hurricane vases with floating candles and petals in it... but I am having an extremely hard time finding Hurricane vases for cheap... I found some i loved but they are $30 a piece and up.
My sister has about 20 ivy bowls left over from her wedding...if i could find something creative i would love to use those
@eurekaanchovies i just googled diy photo cube...they are made out of old cd cases!!
i am just going to do vellum paper cubes instead of the photographs, in a few different sizes with battery operated candles inside...
The more I think about centerpieces, the more my tummy hurts to think of the poor souls at the end of the night who are going to be charged with disassembling the centerpieces and either packing it up in their cars or chucking the bits that won't be kept after that night.
I'm hoping to use items that I or other people can use again. Very much thinking of wide-mouthed Mason jars and bamboo. That way, nothing is wasted. Maybe something like this. Or this, where favors are incorporated.
This is what we're doing for our centerpieces. They aren't finished yet, but there will be a band of ribbon at the bottom of each candleholder (a different ribbon for each candle). We'll put them on top of a mirror, then spread either rose petals or stones around them. The tallest candleholder is 10" or 11", and for everything (candleholders, vellum and decorative tissue paper, adhesive and ribbon) it'll only cost less than $10 per table! We got the candleholders through Dollar Tree, and the paper through www.papermojo.com, a wonderful website with paper I couldn't find anywhere else! I bought 6 hour tealight candles from www.100candles.com (50 for $15!) for the two smaller candleholders, but will otherwise use bulk votive candles for the largest one.
ETA: We're going to give them away at our wedding, so hopefully we won't have to worry about packing them up and finding a place for them afterward! :)
I LOVE this lantern, it is exactly what I am looking for for my fall wedding! Is this the lantern you used? And where can I fin it? I have seen this picture in a few different searches and can't seem to find where it can be bought!
@kb112022: We are using the photo lanterns too, probably with 4 or 5 votives around it. I'm not into flowers and FI gets hayfever/allergies so they weren't an option for us.
We are using Mason jars with river rocks in the bottom and then making a variety of jars with either floating candles or pillar candles. Our families have an unlimited amount od Mason jars and we have a summer retreat on the river where we will collect the rocks - definitely a great way to save some money!
We are doing tons candles. I mean like a cluster of 10-15 candles per table. I love candle light and i am just not a flower person. I thought of having a tall centerpiece too but so far there are no non floral ones that i like. I still have plenty of time though..
We had a book themed wedding, so we used new/gently used books as our centerpieces , with rose petals.
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