Show us your unique centerpieces!

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
Hostess
11178 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Do you or can you get a copy of Better Homes and Gardens (current Fall issue)? They have some really great centerpiece ideas using moss, pumpkins and large leaves in glass jars. I was really impresssed and they were all simple and affordable.

 

Post # 5
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187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t know how unique this is as I saw the idea on Pinterest.  My colors are deep purple and gray/silver.  I glued the artificial flower to the river rocks in the bottom.  This was a trial run – I’m going to have to make the branch a little shorter so I can get the floating candle down lower.  I also made glitter votives & DIY mercury glass votives to be scattered on the tables.  (Sorry for the mess in the background, I was in craft mode!)

Post # 7
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187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@WYAtocha:  Thank you, I’m really happy with the way they turned out!  I got the vases on ebay – 12 sets of the 3 different heights for about $110 (here’s the link http://www.ebay.com/itm/36-Glass-Cylinder-Vases-Wedding-Centerpieces-Candles-/140466171420?forcev4exp=true&forceRpt=true)

The flowers are silk, but they are so detailed that they look real!  I found those at Michael’s.  They were a little on the pricey side, I think like $8/stem but I was able to use one stem for all 3 vases.  I also happened to get them when they were 1/2 off and had a coupon for 40% off entire purchase.  So I ended up getting a really good deal.  I was so proud of myself for this because I am not a good penny pincher (I usually leave that up to FI)!!!

The rocks are from the dollar tree – 1 bag for all 3 vases.

The mirrors & table scatter were from http://www.save-on-crafts.com/&nbsp; <—Love this site & they get your order out relatively quick.

I have seen where people put the LED lights in the bottom.  I would try it out both ways.  Before I bought any LED lights, I set my votives up all around and lit both the candles and the votives and found that this lit the vases up enough for me.  I haven’t bought all of my candles yet but so far, I spent around $250 for all of my table decor (for 12 tables).

Post # 9
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187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@WYAtocha:  Wow!  Our guest list is nearing 130 and I’m stressing on that!  I couldn’t imagine 500, although it will be one hell of a party! 🙂  I figured I would have all of the vases assembled but wait to fill them until they are placed on the table.  Someone can easily walk around with a pitcher of water and fill them farely quickly. 

Post # 11
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4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

hard to see here, but we had mini trees

Post # 12
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963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m not a fan of big floral centerpieces either, and we had Eastern type decor (in a barn, hence my name :).  I got these lanterns for a very reasonable price on Amazon.  The “Cape Cod” sign is the table number (and has a photo of us in Cape Cod on the back).  I made the holder out of wine corks from bottles we’d shared.  Our only florals were the rose petals.  But we got married during a heat wave, so they dried out pretty quickly.  Oh well.

ETA: I just saw photos from a FB friend’s wedding in which they had small “trees” made out of branches as their centerpieces.  And hanging from said branches were little ornament-type things with photos of the couple.  Very cute.

Post # 14
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4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@WYAtocha:  Yes, the person whoose birthday was closest to May 12 took it home.

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