(Closed) TALL centerpieces

posted 7 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Mine were $195 for each centerpiece….I got them from a florist..definitely not the cheapest option..

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Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I did tall centerpieces made of all dendronium orchids. In order to save money I rented the vases from the florist and instead of paying over $200 per centerpiece I believe we ended up paying $70.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We had half tall and half low centerpeices, pictures are below.  The low ones were $75 each and the tall ones were $120 each (the tall vases were rentals).  But keep in mind that was in the NYC area were things are ridiculously more expensive sadly 🙁

 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m not sure how big your wedding is, but I was talked out of DIY my centerpieces by my DOC. You think that it looks pretty easy, but it’s really one more huge thing that you have on your plate. You have to worry about having someone else setting it up and taking it down, and you have to hope they are going to be able to execute the vision that you had in your head of what it would look like. At least for the kinds of centerpieces that I wanted, it wasn’t going to be worth the hassle nor would it really have saved that much money.

These are what I’m doing for one set of tall ones- the flowers will be more like a pomander on the top though. The other centerpieces will be tall vases with candles and hydrangea blooms on the top. 

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Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We did half tall, half short centerpieces. I had a florist do them. I was already DIYing every pieces of stationary and the favors for the wedding on top of being in school and working so DIYing the centerpieces was not going to happen. We had branches, roses, crystals, and hanging votives in the tall ones. They cost us $250 a piece. That cost came in because we wanted roses for the hanging flowers and roses aren’t the cheapest for sure. We were going to go the cheaper route and use carnations instead but in the end it cost almost the same because you needed more carnations to fill the space than you needed roses.

you can see them in the background in this picture:

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have an ugly carpet problem in my venue as well BUT I just want to tell you that I have never noticed the flooring at any wedding I’ve been to – even the one I was a bridesmaid in. So if it comes down to spending a ton of money just to try to draw the eye upward, don’t feel like you have to fork it out. 🙂

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We are having some tall and some short centerpieces.  The tall ones with have silver branches with some small votives with flowers around it.  I am using a florist in Chicago and the tall centerpieces cost $95/each.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hi!

I totally agree with Masala that I have never noticed the floor at any event I’ve been too, but when we were looking at venues that was like the first thing I would notice.  So we’re doing tall centerpieces too.

Through save-on-crafts.com for vases and fiftyflowers.com we were going to do just plain light pink gladiolus (they’re a super tall and sturdy flower) with pretty rocks in the bottom.  But after shipping and all it was about $55-70/arrangement.  I actually called a ton of florists in the area and found one that will do them for $60 with vase, delivery, and set up.  So for me it DIY-ing and professional florist were about the same price and definitely worth not having to worry about 🙂

-Good Luck!

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