Post # 1
I am thinking of going this route as I have a lot of milk glass bud vases and the cost of arranging this seems minimal. I would like to bunch together 3-4 vases in the center of each table and just put one kind of flower into each. This is similar to what i’m hoping to accomplish:
Has anyone done this at their wedding and have pictures of it? I am trying to understand if I can pull this off elegantly without looking too sparse/cheap.
Post # 3
Yes, I did succulents in glass jars (that doubled as favors, guests could take them home) with bud vases and candles.
114 succulents = $114
Rocks & dirt: $20
114 glass jars = $90ish
Bunches of flowers from Whole Foods & Trader Joes: $50
80 candle holders: $40
Wax & wicks: Free, I own a candle shop.
Total centerpiece cost (not including loss of sanity): $314
Petals (leftovers from aisle petals, I’m counting these as free since they were a last minute add)
15 tables = $21ish per centerpiece.
Post # 4
@Blanche: That looks exquisite!!! i have hope now!
Post # 5
It can totally be done! Just be patient and thoughtful, and take your time with it. Definitely dont try to buy and assemble everything at once; you’ll end up spending more money and be more frustrated.
Post # 6
@Blanche: That’s beautiful! I love your “couple facts” that you associated with the table numbers! I’d love reading them all if you have a list on one of these threads!
Post # 7
@physicsbride: Thank you! I loved our table numbers but I definitely reached for a few of them. Here’s my assignment board:
I’m not going to lie; at this point I can’t remember them all, but it was 3 times he tried to propose, 8 cars we’ve had together, 7 countries we’ve visited, 499 days we’d been engaged, 71 weeks engaged, 445 is our house number, 2008 year we met, 16 day in Jan we got engaged, 19 our new anniversary date, 13 vacations we’ve taken, 10,160 miles we’ve traveled to see Radiohead, 21,562 miles traveled for our honeymoon, 41,632 total miles traveled in an airplane… that kind of stuff. 🙂
Post # 8
@Blanche: wow, this is exactly the look that i am going for and want to do it myself as well… my main question is who set up the tables the day of? my venue will have a daybof coordinator, but i still worry about logistics.