(Closed) Shocked at the cost of my DIY centerpieces

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

What are your centerpieces going to be?  What materials are needed for them?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

All of them!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

That’s pretty tho!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

They look wonderful, have you checked out koyalwholesale.com or save-on-crafts.com for the supplies?  Both sites are really reasonable 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think $16 is an amazing price for a centerpiece like that!  A florist would probably charge you hundreds for something similar! 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Most of my DIY projects ended up being more expensive… my centerpieces, for instance. We’re making bird’s nest with mostly items from Dollar Tree, and a couple of fresh blooms. Started off at about $5/each. We’re up to about to about $15/each. Which still isn’t bad, but they all add up quickly 🙂

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yeah, I think you have to consider what you would have paid for THAT centerpiece had you hired somebody to do it for you. Its totally doable to have DIY centerpieces for under $7, but it definitely wouldn’t be what you envision.

I had a similar thing – my mom DIY’d our invitations and I was shocked to learn that she spent almost $500 on them (including supplies) – it seemed so expensive compared to what I had hoped for. Our local paper store told us we would have easily paid over $2K for the same invitations from a professional, so that made me feel a lot better.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

I’m no florist and no flower expert but those centerpieces look like they cost you way more than 16 per table but I understand you might not want to use them if they are over budget.

Is it possible to use those centerpieces for half of the reception tables and for the other half make shorter centerpieces with the coffee filter flowers? I’ve seen about a million wedding shows where they use a mixture of tall and short centerpieces to save money and to change the general look of the reception!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Do you have a picture of the actual centerpiece YOU are putting together?

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I haven’t added up the centerpieces yet but I know it’s more expensive beccause I had to redo about a dozen of them so I had to buy supplies. Another one is th invitations, while they came out pretty awesome, They costed almost the same if we hired someone, I think (haven’t added that one up either…lol).

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I started making my own invitations when I realized each one was going to cost about $5 before adding postage. Now I’m ordering them!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

$16 is CHEAP for a centerpiece like that! lol. 

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