What do you guys think?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Have you asked the park people if you’re allowed to have candles? I looked at a Lodge near here that I love but candles were not allowed. 

Post # 5
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355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

With a set up like that, wax gets everywhere and with the flame that exposed it goes out easaly. Aslo, guest are clumbsy and not very careful, they could easaly knock that over. I work weddings. 

Post # 6
Member
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I LOVE the bottles!!  Very chic and relaxed at the same time.  In fact, I just may steal this idea…;-)

Post # 7
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42460 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@marinesfiance:  

1. The candles stay in the neck of the bottle the same way they do in a candle holder. They fit tightly.

2. Although that is a stunning centerpiece, it can also be pricey with all those candles. You have also identified the major concern- the lateness of sunset. The flames will be seen but there will not be the dramatic effect that you see in your inspiration picture.

Post # 9
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307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have a similar timing issue, and decided not to go with candles. We’re getting married on the longest day of the year, and the reception ends at 10, when it won’t get dark til 9 (and I wouldn’t really expect people to still be at their tables then…

Post # 12
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42460 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can still use the wine bottles- just use them as vases for single flowers and twigs

Painted wine bottle centerpieces. 3 at each table: One for a candle, 2 for flowers with red shear ribbon. If there's one thing we're good at, it's collecting wine bottles!

wine bottle centerpieces

Wildflower Centerpieces by mtheginger, via Flickr

 

Post # 14
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42460 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@marinesfiance: If you decided to use the wine bottles as vases,do you have farmer’s markets in Cedar Rapids? They can be a source of inexpensive flowers. If you do, get to know some of the floral vendors next year. Ask them what flowers they could have available for you around the date of your wedding in June 2015.  You really only need a minimla number of flowers.

I like the pic of the bling and acrylic ice centerpiece that you posted. The reason I like it is because it is cohesive- all glass, silver, crystal etc. I honestly don’t think you would get the same effect with gold bling runner and red rose petals. I will be honest though and admit that I don’t like scattered petals. They seem to me to have fallen out of nowhere and look out of place if there is no floral centerpiece on the table.

Would you consider using midnight blue instead of black? Black always seems such a downer of a color for weddings.

 

Post # 16
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42460 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@marinesfiance:  Another suggestion. Instead of spray painting the bottles,try painting some of your clear glass wine bottles from the inside. Just dilute gold craft paint with a little water, pour it into the bottle, swirl it around till the inside is completely covered, then pour out the excess paint. It gives a completely different look with some depth to the color. It also doesn’t get scratched in transport. By the way cardboard liquor boxes are great for transporting vases.

I actually like the black and gold wedding pic. I think it’s because there is no tablecloth.

You have lots of time, so keep looking around and pinning ideas until you settle on something that will work for you.

You also have lots of time to buy your linens second hand and save even more money. Check EBay,AdHunt’r and Tradesy.

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