Opinions on centre pieces

posted 3 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Do you like this centerpiece for a garden marquee wedding
    Yes : (36 votes)
    97 %
    No : (0 votes)
    To plain : (1 votes)
    3 %
    To extravagant : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @Mrsnbdb:  I love them! I think you could provide your own vases and just buy the cut flowers, maybe that would help you save cost?

    Post # 4
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    1298 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @Mrsnbdb:  Agree with @SimplyEuphoric:, these would be a pretty simple DIY. Dollar tree has dollar cylinder vases – we used the 9 inch ones for DIY centerpieces for my brother’s wedding (last minute venue change, wasn’t originally going to DIY), and thought they were pretty high quality for $1 each:

    http://www.dollartree.com/household/home-decor/vases-bowls-containers/Glass-Cylinder-Vases-9-/500c542c543p317498/index.pro

    I definitely think you could do it for way less than $1000!

    Post # 5
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    42546 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    DIY with your own vases purchased at the dollar store.

    Use seasonal white flowers like mums and dahlias instead of tulips and roses.

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    11469 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @Mrsnbdb:  Those are classic and elegant and would be relatively simple to DIY if you had some help the day before the wedding. I agree with the PP to look into buying the vases and flowers yourself.

    While I am all for a big floral budget (ours was huge) this is something you can manage without shelling out $1,000!

    Post # 8
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    296 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I love the centerpiece, I think it’s perfect for a garden marquee wedding. I think that you could get them cheaper if you didn’t have tulips. Not sure where you are from, but in Australia, tulips are pretty expensive, especially out of season. That being said, if you really wanted the tulips, you could magbe use nice quality artificial ones, and fresh flowers for the roses and hydrangeas.

    Post # 10
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    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    buy your own vases from the dollar store.  as for the flowers, check out floral warehouses or even costco for bulk stems.

    Post # 11
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    296 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @Mrsnbdb:  If you decide to go the DIY route, look at Koch.com.au for the vases – they have much nicer stuff than cheap stores. I think they have a fair amount of artificial flowers too.

    Post # 13
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    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Mrsnbdb:  dollar tree has a number of clear glass vases for $1 each.

    Post # 14
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    2305 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Yikes- $1000 for 7 tables?!

    I had a $1,230 quote for 12 tables- and my centerpieces included various orchids/hydrangeas/delphinium/curly willow/bells of ireland, etc, vases, LED lights, sea glass…

    I would maybe check with a different florist and see what they can do for you price-wise. (Maybe also see what they can sub out for tulips like a PP mentioned.)

    Post # 16
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    2305 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @Mrsnbdb:  I’m not sure. Half of my tables had 3-vase arrangements, but my flowers were submerged (submerged hydrangea, dendrobium, and phalaenopsis) so I imagine it took substantially fewer blooms.

    The other half were tall pilsner vases with large sprays of flowers in the top, and were actually more expensive than the 3-vase submerged arrangements.

    If it really, truly is going to cost $1k, I would definitely try to DIY it- the arrangements are each only one flower, so I don’t think it would be very difficult. Hydrangeas in particular are a very cost-effective flower.

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