Post # 1
Hello all bees,
I am getting married next year and we just locked down our venue so here goes the start of my planning. My fiance and I are on a tight budget and we would like to cut down cost in every way possible which will include centerpieces. Im posting a pic of the venue (recption ball room) for anyone’s input/ideas and if you did flowerless/minimal flower centerpieces, please post! I would love to see and be inspired 🙂 Happy planning!
I added the conservatory room which is the space where the ceremony will be. All the flowers/plants in the conservatory are from the venue and will be staying. I don’t plan on doing any decorations in here as the place itself gives such a pretty vibe and interesting space.
This topic was modified 4 years, 9 months ago by tobelee0627.
Post # 2
I’m getting married in october next year, and I agree, I don’t want a lot of flowers. However, I do like the tall centerpieces that have lights in them. I found ones on Pinterest that had 24″ vases, water-proof LED lights, and it was decorated with “sticks” and minimal flower accents. Heres a pic:
I priced it out, and with wholesale flowers and buying the vases as the go on clearance/in bulk, total cost is about $25 each. That beat’s the $120 price the flourist gave me!
Post # 3
oo pretty! I love when tall centerpieces fit into the venue space. and that price beats any florist prices! I haven’t seen a florist yet but I plan on doing all flower related things myself.
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2016 - Enoch Turner Schoolhouse
I’m doing vintage books, tea cup, clear vases, mason jars & lanterns. The only floral we plan to have is baby’s breath. Here’s a pic of my “trial-run”. My tables are 8 feet rectangular tables. The caterers will supply the table cloth, but I’m adding a burlap runner down the midde, doilies on top of the runner then the books, and a tea cup with baby’s breath, and a lantern on each side.
I’m saving quite a bit because the tea cups are from my own collection, the books were all from my Future Mother-In-Law (she had tons of harcover books), and the lanterns & doilies I got for cheap at thrift stores ($3 per lantern, $1 for doilies). The burlap runners, vases & mason jars are from previous brides (mostly friends) who donated them to me for free to use for my wedding 🙂
I’m getting married in a historical building, a school built in the 1800s that turned into a church at one point and now serves as a venue for events, so that’s where the books idea fit in 😉
Post # 5
oo interesting and nice touch! I always love the idea of doing vintage! I am collecting some antique items from my MOH’s mom who is an antique collector! I showed her my reception hall and she is on the look out for any cool items we can use for my wedding! oh and your venue sounds great!
Post # 6
NICE place ! I know exactly where that is, I went to a retirement dinner in the dining room showing and it was delicious, my SO and I stood in the conservatory and was thinking :”wedding venue” Congrats, its beautiful.
Post # 7
Where I live, I’d have to have a ridiculous flower budget to even have small centerpieces, and I’m just not that fond of them, so we are doing candalabras as centerpieces, probably with some small candles around them (haven’t decided how crowded it would look on the table). I plan to just buy inexpensive, non-matching ones in golds and coppers on ebay or at thrift stores as I find them, so I’m hoping it won’t be too expensive. There are tons of ideas on Pinterest! I’ve seen lanterns, candles, vases, etc.
Post # 8
I am also going minimal on flowers. My venue, thankfully, is really beautiful itself and doesn’t need much. I saw a picture in a bridal magazine of tables with a bunch of votives and a glass vase with a single flower on each table – it’s totally what I want. Simple and pretty. I think using lots of candles can be an inexpensive way to make it look really pretty.
Post # 9
thank you! I fell in love with this venue mostly because of the conservatory room!
Post # 10
I will definitely look into the candelabras! my new search word for centerpieces!
Post # 11
yes definitely more candles! I am now trying to use the reception space and make it more romantic with more candles! have fun planning and saving 🙂
Post # 12
May I suggest Sams Club or COSTCO….they are significantly cheaper. I am getting all my flowers for under $600. You could probably make your own centerpieces and bouquest for less than $300 if you wanted to.
Post # 13
I used wool “flowers,” rosemary sprigs and fun salt and pepper shakers. The wedding smelled amazing!
Post # 14
We completely cut flower centerpeices after we got the quote from the florist, it’s mind blowing how much flowers cost!
we ended up doing 3 non flower centerpeices for 30 tables. One was a big purple charger with pillar candles of different heights.
Another was a big silver sparkly vase candle holder thing with purple LEDs inside (looked SO cool)
The third was a cylinder vase, about 13-14 in tall, filled with water and then white beads that floated inside and a floating candle. We put some votives around it too.
Post # 15
I think a cloche centerpiee would be perfect for your venue. There are all sorts of tutorials online with instructions to make your own cloches.