Post # 1
Hi everyone, I’m planning a wedding for Memorial Day weekend and need some help. My colors are yellow and grey, and I want to make my own lemon centerpieces for the reception.
I’ve looked at a ton of pictures and like how they look, but the vast majority uses sliced lemons. Since I’m going to be making them, and won’t have much time (between that and my other DIY projects), I want to use whole lemons. Does anyone have any pictures of how centerpieces came out with whole lemons? How well do they last submerged in water?
Also, I’m not allowed to have candles.
Post # 3
How about something like this? This is not from my wedding but I think the idea is super fun and cute. Try maybe going to Michael’s and do a quick mock up. I am pretty sure they have fake whole lemons for pretty cheap
Post # 4
they actually should hold up pretty good.. nothing will happen by them being summerged in water ..
Post # 5
Don’t know if this is helpful but Pinterest seems to have a TON of these posted, both sliced and whole! I agree with rds2013, I think if they are whole they will hold up just fine.
Post # 6
Personally, I love this. Not sure how formal your wedding is, though.
Post # 7
Thanks for the suggestions! I think I’m going to end up buying a vase and playing around with how it all looks and then get the rest once I settle on a style.
@Miss Radish My wedding isn’t going to be very formal. It’s at a Victorian Mansion, but I’m having a rustic chic theme so I can incorporate a lot of my DIY ideas. I really like the look of chalkboards and repurposed wine bottles (and want to save money on the decor)
Post # 8
Hi, your wedding sounds exactly like mine! We were also in a mansion, yellow and gray, and did everything DIY, including lemon centerpieces. I used milk glass, which I purchcased from bees and from ebay. I was able to sell it to other bees for just about what I paid for it all, so I consider that free 🙂 Here is what we did on half the tables, the other half we used cut lemons (which my mother in law cut the day before and put in water–they lasted perfectly fine). I had SOO many compliments on them.
Post # 9
Wow. I have no suggestions, but I love this idea! I hope you find something that works.
Post # 10
@cekpet86: I went to a wedding last year that did lemon/lime centerpieces. I don’t have a photo but it looked fab!!!
They had a wide large bowl with whole lemons and limes submerged in water. They then had a mix of beautiful yellow and lime green flowers floating on the top of the bowl. They bought some floating candles in the shape of cut limes and lemons and mixed those in with the flowers. The candles added ambiance and smelt divine too!
the candles were like this from http://www.candle-boutique.com
Post # 11
I’d love to do candles, but we’re not allowed with the venue 🙁
My mom and I have been brainstorming what to do if a vase with just whole lemons looks too plain. I’m thinking either using silk flower petals (in the vase as well) or possible baby’s breath coming out of the vases.
I’ll have to do a trial run with one vase soon and stop worrying about it.
Post # 13
I’m doing a lemon and lime wedding and want to have them in my centerpieces. Target has some pretty realistic fake lemons that we used to see how a centerpiece would look and i really loved it! We submerged them in water in a tall cylinder vase with white faux flowers mixed in and it was gorgeous. Only problem was the fake lemons floated, lol