Opinions on my lantern centerpiece

posted 4 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@chelseahurtado89:  Very pretty!  I’m sure it will go well with your venue, too.  My only suggestion would be to add just a little something to it (I know you said you’re running low on money) to add some extra interest.  Maybe a fake flower or ribbon weaved through the top or tied to the handle?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I like the simplicity of it!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Can you add something like hay or dried leaves around the bottom of the lantern? That wouldn’t cost you anything, but would fit your theme and add a little something extra.

I think it looks very pretty now tho!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@chelseahurtado89:  I think it’s pretty, but to me, its just lacking a little oomph…. fake flowers on top or surrounding it would give it that little something, or even adding a few extra tealights around it.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Lantern centerpieces are my favorite. I like the idea of a ribbon but I’d also add some flower petals around. You can get a good price at save-on-crafts.com I believe.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

  Will your budget handle a few fake flowers? You can gather some twigs etc during a walk in the woods.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@chelseahurtado89:  I’d buy some baby’s breath, and a pretty ribbon, and tie a little bouquet to the handle with the ribbon. Or, you could buy little glass vases and place puffs of baby’s breath in them and scatter them around the lantern. Baby’s breath is very inexpensive and is gorgeous. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

or even just green leaves, you can get those outside before or morning of

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

 

For inspiration, I like the bottles with numbers on them and other jars/bottles with baby’s breath to keep costs down.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

It is definitely a good start! It just needs something a little extra. Just go to some thrift stores or goodwills and pick out little vases and fill them with babysbreath. You can also get fairly cheap frames from target/walmart and put in your engagement pictures or pictures of you and your FI. Or, better yet, ask your family to donate some shabby-chic frames they already own so you can borrow them.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think it looks great so far, but it does really need something a little more, which you can get for a decent price!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

baby’s breathe would add a nice subtle touch!

I’m doing lantern centerpieces just at my table it’s a beach wedding – I have white lanterns and I am going to have a floral wreathe around each lantern and a seashell ball laying up against it

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