Post # 1
My venue is very simple and organic. Instead of doing flowers, we were thinking about doing a centerpiece with candles.
Our table settings will look like this:
Our venue will rent us centerpieces like this (except 4 vases instead of 6) for $22 per table (which seems pricey?). Our tables are small (squares seating 8), so these vases would take up most of the space.
I think a look like this below would be very romantic and fit with the organic look of our venue. Any bees have anything similar to share? Did you DIY and how much did it cost?
Post # 4
@LindyLu: 4 square vases won’t take up an excessive amount of space. If you like them, use them.
$22 per table isn’t a huge amount. The cost of vases adds up.
You could do something similart to your second pic inexpensively using Dollar Tree cylinder vases. They are all the same height, but you can get around that by raising the center vase on a stack of books, a wood slice, an end cut of a 4×4 etc.
Your costs would be minimal- 3x $1 for vases, 3 floating candles per table. I presume you can find the prunings free.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
We did the ever popular dollar tree hurricane vase project with floating candles, except I got the small ones from Michael’s so the look was more consistent (I didn’t like that the dollar tree only way has a lip on the bottom of the small one)
Post # 6
this is the inspiration for what we’re doing…
We will have clusters of 3 vases on each table. I found 6″ at Wal-mart for 97 cents, 7″ at the Dollar Tree, and 9″ at Wal-mart for $1.97. (I think those sizes are right…if I’m wrong, it’s not by much.) The Wal-Mart vases were not available online so we had to go to a few different stores to gather up enough. The Dollar Tree vases were purchased online by the case (12 each) so we have extras. That works out to $4ish dollars per table for vases. I’ll probably use the extra Dollar Tree ones to hold bouquets at the recetion.
There are clear floating gel balls (pearls) that disappear when you pour in water. The water pearls and colored pearls were purchased on Amazon for relatively cheap (I honestly don’t remember how much but if you do a quick search for “water pearls” you will find them). I found 2″ floating candles on Amazon too, and got a bulk discount because I ordered so many.
All together we spent $270 for 18 tables (plus the extras of the 7″ vases). It’s not super fancy or elaborate but I think they’re really cool. We had a mock-up in our dining room and friends came over and they were all mesmerized and couldn’t figure out how the pearls were “floating”.
Post # 7
@julies1949: I didn’t even think to look at the Dollar Store! Thanks! And I know the vases won’t take up too much space, but we are serving family-style, so I need some extra room for the platters 🙂 But you are right, the materials do add up and it might be worth it to have the venue coordinate, just to avoid all the DIY stress!
@sarahmichelle: Those are gorgeous! I love them – super classy.
Post # 8
If you are able to bring in your own decorations, and if you have one nearby… the dollar tree has those exact square vases for $1 each.
Post # 9
@LindyLu: I had candles in my centerpieces (but I also had flowers)