(Closed) Non floral centerpieces, besides the "usual"? Tall centerpieces? Help!

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Groups of pillar candles that are different heights perhaps. Fabric pomanders on candlesticks. Glass bowls with fruits in your colors (if they exist). Hurrican glasses with round ornaments of different sizes in your colors. Random frames with pictures of you and your FI from different times in your lives and within your relationship. Lanterns with candles inside. Random sized wine glasses with votives inside. Candelabra. Interesting bottles of various shapes, sizes, and colors.

Phew. That’s what popped into mind. What’s your theme?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This was my original inspiration – minimal floral, but not tall:

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Wew are doing 16″ Eiffel tower vases with a big plume of white ostrich feathers. 

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m not sure how it’d look in a ballroom, but our centerpieces are going to be little votive lamps. They belong to the venue, so we’re not providing them, though. Here’s a shot of them in action:

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I’m not having a single flower at my wedding and for the decorations as of right now (still 2 years to change my mind) we are doing lanterns.  I’m aiming for 2 or 3 per table with different heights, styles.

This could change but the picture in my head looks beautiful!  LOL

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Branches spray painted with crystals and/or flowers hanging from them?

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

A glamorous centerpiece suitable for a ballroom are these lampsade centerpieces. You should be able to sell the vases, plates and lampshades after the wedding, so your only out of pocket expenses would be the stem of flowers and the votive candles. You don’t have to use the extra candles on the table.

http://inanyeventblog.wordpress.com/2009/04/30/lampshade-centerpiece/

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You don’t have to custom order the lampshades either. You can find something that will work locally or order from an online site. You can also use battery operated votives or tealights as they aren’t seen at all and would be safer inside the lampshade. You might even be able to find the vases used on Craigslist.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I just made a trial centerpiece, it’s plants, but it’s not flowers, and it’s fairly low.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Birdiebaby4:  Dunno if it’s cheaper or not, but with the candles and glasses, in theory, you could sell the glasses to recoup some of the cost afterward. Or, have a ton of glasses. I ended up doing traditional floral centerpieces.

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