What can I add to my centrepiece?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Bri1o:  You could use a charger plate like they did in your pic if you really feel it needs a base. You could also use a wood slice, which you might be able to get free.

Ikea has their Tolsby frames that are great for table numbers. They are double sided , come in 4 colors and white. they can be spray painted any color.

 

 

 You can change the look of the frames in many different ways by changing the backdrop for te number- wallpaper, chalkboard paint, thin veneer of cork, fabric etc.

You could individualize your centerpieces by adding small chackas that you already own, or can borrow. Little statues, silverware pieces. books, etc are great to personalize a wedding.

 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Bri1o:  I’d look for stuff around the house that you already have.  Maybe a few nice vintage plates from grandma’s china cupboard, or a stack of books.  Also, look into what your venue/rental company may have for free, my venue provided us with 12×12 mirrors for no charge.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Bri1o: I love the idea of mirrors, and that sounds expensive for them; have you tried Dollarama? I saw some there before and I thought they were $1 a mirror, but I could definitely be wrong.

Either way, I’m not certain what your theme is, but I think it could be beautiful with a lace doily or something underneath it? But I really think they’re pretty enough to stand on their own.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Bri1o: Hahah I assumed you’re Canadian because of the flag, but yes, Dollarama is Canadian… I think?! Oh dear, I’m not even certain now. But I can tell you that I saw small square mirrors in Dollarama in Winnipeg a while back, so 🙂

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could also go to thrift shops, used book stores etc and get old books about wine, wineries, countries that are known for their wine etc and use them for your base.

You could also use any hard cover book and cover it with gift wrap that was wine themed. Brown kraft paper would also look great.

These ones are covered in maps, but you get the idea.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

You should be able to find plastic chargers similar to the ones in your inspiration photo for relatively inexpensive this time of year. I don’t know if you have a Walmart, Target, or equivalent in your area but I can usually find chargers for inexpensive prices in their holiday section. Also try your local dollar store. I think I also saw them online at Smarty Had a Party.

PPs’ suggestions of books or large doilies would be beautiful as well. I’m sure whatever you find will be lovely!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

Definitely check Dollarama! (: And recently my local Michael’s had a ton of chargers that were $1! They were “halloween” ones, but that just meant they were black or purple or silver. Maybe check there around Christmas time to see if they have any “Christmas” ones on clearance (they tend to do clearance before the actual day, because Halloween clearance was starting a few days before Halloween).

Also, since you have time before your wedding, you could also make a few trips to Michael’s with the weekly 40% off coupon. I always print a coupon and my FI takes a coupon from the flyer (or downloads one on his phone) and then we just check out separately. You could always do something like that to get the chargers or mirrors super cheap without having to make a ton of trips (:

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

I think a runner under the centerpiece would be enough. Are you renting linens? Our venue rented linens and the runner was like .50 or 1.00 per table.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Bri1o:  Try looking in the dishes section at Dollarama for charger size plates and than just paint them the colour you want them. I love the centrepiece idea, but I would add more colour to it to make it pop whether it be the flowers, the table numbers, the wooden block words or even just the floating candles. 

 

 

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