(Closed) Adding something to the centerpieces…no candles

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013


@magicmoments:  If I could see a picture I could help you out but its hard to do when you cant see anything!

Post # 4
46404 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@magicmoments:  I agree that a pic always helps, but you could add miniature little vases with a single flower. Even things like sugar bowls, creamers, salt and pepper shakers, or small pieces of cut gass or crystal can supplement the main vase.

Pink rose, peony, and gardenia centerpieces in silver vases

You could also add little chachkas like china birds  etc

The LED tea lights look better if they are nested into some sand or something so you don’t see so much of the plastic.

Post # 6
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

You can use the battery powered tea lights if you want the candle look w/ out wax candles.

Post # 7
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

You can try battery powered rice lights (aka… string lights on wire). I’m a guy so I don’t know what the official term is, but they’re LED lights on wire with a battery pack attached.

Post # 8
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Michael’s has pretty glass pieces that look like semi-flattened marbles for vase filler. You could fill your votive holders with those instead of sand, and then put your battery operated LED candles in there. 

Tiny framed photos of you two might be cute on the tables. Pretty carafes of water would take up space AND be useful. And it would be fun to have a small box on each table that people can insert notes with marriage advice and kind wishes into. Wrap the box with pretty wedding wrapping paper to make it decorative?

Post # 9
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@magicmoments:  You can always scatter some white petals around the centrepieces to still have a ‘soft’ look without using candles.

Post # 10
1063 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

I am having the same issues…venue doesn’t allow candles. I have hurricane vases that someone gave me for free and I probably won’t be able to use them b/c I cannot think of anything other than candles. Battery operated candles not only look fake (b/c they are) but they are costly. 

You might wanna put the vases and candle holders on top of a mirror or like PP mentioned scatter rose petals around the center of the table…or diamond accents.

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