(Closed) anyone doing budget-friendly decontructed centerpieces?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 1993

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

Sanity: -$1,000

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
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@Blanche:  That looks exquisite!!! i have hope now!

Post # 5
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 1993

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
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@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
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 1993

@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
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@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.

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