is anyone doing small centerpieces? no flowers ?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

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. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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….

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

@farfromachildbride – I LOVE wheatgrass centerpieces!!!

We’re doing these little paper balls in hurricane vases!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

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.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@amandalynn: That is an awesome idea! Are you making them yourself? What holds them together?

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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 :)

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

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.

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Laylabelle- We’re using carnations for our centerpeices too.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m using 3 cylinder vases with floating candles in them.  i like the idea of the whol room sparkling with candle light

 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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 Laughing

 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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:

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I have no centerpiece ideas!!

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