(Closed) anyone did floating water candle with vases as their centerpieces?

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
1663 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t see a picture, but one of our centerpeices had a tall cylinder vase with floating pearls and a floating candle. Like this, 

I don’t have a picture of my actual centerpiece. 

We got everything from Hobby Lobby. Bought a little at a time with their 40% off coupons. 

Post # 3
4891 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We did, but I unfortunately do not have a picture of it. I think our table decorations were the only thing our photographer didn’t get.

But, the vases were provided by the hotel and were placed on a square mirror tile. I didn’t want anything fancy, so I was pleased with those. We just made some bling wrapping (bought at Michaels) to put around them, and then threw some hershey kisses (in Fall color) around it.

This was similar, but our wrap was a little thicker:

Glass vase with rhinestone decor by madewlaughter on Etsy, $17.00

Post # 4
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: ...

Bored6:  We did something sort of like that on half of our tables – we got the vases and floating candles at QuickCandles. I don’t remember how much it was, sorry! The website says that each set of 3 (short, medium, tall) vases is $10 and a set of 24 floating candles is $30. So we maybe spent $100-115? Quick Candles also sells the 3 vases and floating candles together for $15 each set, but with the number we needed it was cheaper to do it separately. 


Before buying those candles we tested floating candles from Michaels (white and gold, sort of round on the bottom) and some of them were good but some of them were a disaster – they spilled everywhere, went out easily, and left a bunch of wax floating on the top of the bowl. The ones we ended up using from Quick Candles were amazing – retained their shape while lit, didn’t go out easily (even when I splashed water around), and lasted at least 5 hours. 

Here’s a picture from our photographer.  The stones at the bottom were from Save on Crafts. The mirror was included at our venue.




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Post # 5
1429 posts
Bumble bee

We did!  We got married near the end of November and had a winter wonderlnad theme. The wedding coordinator at our venue did these centerpieces for us with the different size vases, floating candles, and red berries. They look kind of plain herre but they hadn’t finished decorating yet, but they were fabulous!  I loved them and had so many compliments on them all night. I didn’t want traditional flower centerpieces. I really wanted something that was romantic and would cast beautiful lumination around the table.

Post # 6
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I found out it was actually cheaper to rent  through my florist then to DIY them.  I had candle runners with floating candles, brushed gold candles and rhinestone candles.  I had over 300 candles total and the cost for the candles (with rhinestones and petals in some) was only $360 and I didnt have to worry about filling them or setting them up! I would look into renting if you havent already. 


Post # 7
2681 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

Here’s ours, but it was all provided by our venue so I don’t have safe estimate of what it would cost. Unfortunately, this is the only picture we have, but it was just three tiered vases with floating candles & some rock stuff sprinkled below on a mirrored plate. The flowers were randomly added at the last minute by the florist because she’s great ;]

Post # 8
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

you can get the cylinder vases in 7″ and 9″ at the dollar tree (online) and the 11″ ones are available at walmart for like $3 each.

I am doing something similar to yours but with the cylinder vases- I found floating candles 75 candles for $50 online somewhere. Can’t remember where though, I think I have it saved/written down somewhere…

just make sure you look around for good prices!

Post # 9
6524 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Bored6:  i didnt have this at my wedding but a friend of mine did this for her engagement party and she got all her supplies at the dollar tree store, so i dont imagine it was very costly

Post # 10
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

I’m doing my floating candles in bowls but I got my floating candles from oriental trading company really cheap and they’re heart shaped to go with our valentine theme.

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