More Centerpiece Help (Sorry)

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 4
1504 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@CarterLove:  Why don’t you wanna buy your fake flowers on-line?? What kind of flowers are you looking for? There are a lot of silk flowers that look great. However, if you not comfortable doing so then I think that if you do something like this it will look really pretty. 


Post # 5
42135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999


If you can find them sold separately, they do sell hangers for thse lanterns, which I believe are about 5″ tall.

You can elevate the lanterns on something- a stack of books

you can choose books that relect the couple’s interests, books of the same color, just old books

wood slice

add a bit of moss, a bud vase from the dollar store and a sprig of greenery or herbs


Post # 6
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I did Mason jars.  Attaching a few pics for you.  We had multi-colored daisies (Gerbers, etc) for our flowers.  It seems to me that (depending on your other flowers), daisies offer a bright sunny option to go with those lanterns.  I’m not getting the actual size of those, and I don’t know how many you have, but I thought of a few questions.

1. Can you use the lanterns somewhere else?  Or are you set on having them on your tables as or with other centerpiece items?

2. Would you use more than one lantern per table? Seems like a lantern and a jar would be awkward, but two lanterns and a jar would be cool.

3.  Do you like the options of adding to your lanterns to dress them up enough to stand alone?  I LIKE what was offered there!

4.  Could you hang the lanterns from somewhere in your venue to add cool lighting?  We used little lights we got from Michael’s to go in our jars and add mood lighting to our tables when the lights went down after dinner.  (Just thinking candles hanging might not be approved by your venue).

I hope you find a way to incorporate everything you want!!  Good luck!


Post # 12
9652 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@CarterLove:  What about something like this

What about 2 small vases…very small like th picture and a small hydrangea stem on each side of the lantern. I think that would be pretty. The small amount of flowers would be cheap since you aren’t using much and you could find the vases that small size at the dollar tree.Its pretty easy to find quality silk hydrangea stems at Joanns or Micheals. Also oyu could check into buying them in bulk from somewhere like or costco possibly

Post # 14
42135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@CarterLove:  I think you could use two lanterns, one hanging and one on the table. But, instead of having a candle in the lower lantern, I would use silk flowers.


you can get a lovely look with just a few silk flowers. This one is very lush, but I really believe that only a couple of larger flowers would do. Just poke the stems in from the oputside. It will also help to give some weight to the base of  the centerpiece as the lantern stand is so light.

Hanging Lantern Centerpieces brought over from the Aisle Decor.

You can scatter petals around if you like.

Post # 16
3099 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My friend is doing something similar for her centerpieces, and she just put a couple votive candles in the center and had some flower petals scattered around and it looked really pretty! If you haven’t already, do a mock centerpiece at home where you lay out your several options and take pictures of it from different angles. 

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