(Closed) Non-floral centerpieces with vintage/rustic feel?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m not sure you’ll find anything much cheaper.

The only thing I can think of is to substitute pillar candles, maybe wrapped in birch bark, or lace, or something else that ties into your wedding, for a few of the vases.  So you’d have say 3 vases instead of 6 and two candles of different heights w/ wraps.

Then buy the candles in bulk.  Also think about selling the vases afterwards to recoup some of your funds.

Also maybe buying runners for the same cost as renting them, then selling them afterwards as well.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

what about tree stumps and/or bird cages?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I would consider making centerpieces full of baby’s breath.  That is a super chic and cheap way to go.  Also, coffee beans with candles is another easy route.  Another idea would be to fill the vases with fabric or paper flowers.  I am not talking about actually making the stem and all, but more like just filling the vases with the buds (or whatever you would call them).  Here are some pictures I found.  For the coffee beans, you could tie burlap around them, instead of ribbon. 

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Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

These two are a little more shabby chic than rustic vintage, but they are super cute.

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Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I wanted to have simple centerpieces for our cocktail tables that weren’t floral. We only have five cocktail tables so I decided I could figure out a way to whip something together.

So I took jelly jars and mason jars and just wrapped them with cotton lace trim and calico fabric that are part of our decor theme already.

 

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Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you stick to low-cost, in season flowers, I think you can do this pretty inexpensively.  (Definitely less expensively than starting from scratch when you already have the vases and runners!)

One idea – what if you used the runners and the vases, but did votive candles in half the vases and flowers in the other half?  You are getting married in May, so you will have a TON of in-season options, but what about using lisianthus or roses (which can be surprisingly cheap) mixed with a bunch of nice greenery to keep the costs down?

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

the stumps work great multi purpose – can hold paper or materials plus look cute – you can carve #’s or initials into them or carve out a cute little tea light  hole.  I love candles in general and think they set a great mood!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@camrie: That is still one of my favorite centerpieces online.  It is the centerpiece that almost made me switch the month of the wedding, lol. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

I was just going to suggest Sanddollars ideas…I am doing a vintage rustic centerpiece look too, but haven’t posted final details yet….we are using cut wine bottles of various shapes/sizes and making some of the shorter ones into candles…I might wrap them in lace or lace trimmed paper.  As far as contents go there will be some dried type flowers in the wine bottle vases…it’s coming together quite nicely..

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

For our centerpieces, we are wrapping books in kraft paper, and staggering monogrammed white mugs around the books.  I am thinking about putting white roses in the cups, but I am not sure about that yet. 

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