Post # 1
My wedding is only a few weeks away, and I’m starting to think that my centerpieces are a little sparse. I made all the flowers out of fabric and I added some wooden roses that I purchased. They will be in little vases that I bought for 79 cents a piece from Ikea. We will use antlers (my Fiance is a mountain man) to add some more interest and everything will be on a tree slab that my Fiance made. We will also have 3 clear glass votive holders with candles. In the picture, I used upturned drinking glasses to replace the votives because they are being supplied by the venue.
Do you think that the centerpieces look good the way they are, or are they a little empty?
I am also using galvenized buckets around the venue to hold different items. When I was at Michaels today I saw tiny galvenized watering cans. I thought I could add those to the centerpieces with some spanish moss inside and maybe a single flower sticking out, or something similar.
If I do add something to the centerpieces, I don’t want it to be too expensive or time consuming, as there isn’t much of either left!
Honest opinions appreciated!
Post # 3
@SkyChick: I think with the votives they will look really nice. Though if you are having doubts, I think you could easily go out to the craft store and grab some moss, and put it under the votives, vase, and antler to amp it up a little bit. I think that would be a nice touch! I love your rustic feel!!!
Post # 4
@SkyChick: Maybe your vase should be a little bigger? It would let the flower spread out a little more and take up more room. Also, if you don’t want a lot of added expense, a little extra greenery wound through the jars might dress it up a little more! But it looks great, it’s obvious you’ve done a lot of work on them!
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I think it looks nice the way they are. The antler is awesome, and fits well with the wood.
Post # 7
@SkyChick: I don’t think the antlers add much interest. They just look placed there. I would skip the antlers and try to fill out your flowers a bit more.
Post # 8
Thanks for the feedback, bees! Anyone else care to weigh in??
Post # 9
@SkyChick: I think they are perfect and you did a great job.
Post # 10
@LilRhodyGem: Keep the antlers, they look great and woodsy, if that is what you are going for.
Deer antlers are the new big wedding thing.
Post # 11
I think there’s fine. I like simple, understated things so these would work for me. If you feel like the tables might be too empty (if they’re really big), you could always add a table runner and/or “table sprinkle” like confetti or acrylic gems. Check out any craft store.
Post # 12
I think the moss is a great idea. I think you have enough items, it’s just the blank canvas of the wood that makes it look sparse. Or if possible return 1 votive out of every centerpiece for a different votive holder of a differnent shape/height.
Post # 13
I’d lose the antlers & add more flowers & maybe some moss.
Post # 14
The centerpiece does look a little sparse.
I think having two antlers on each setting would balance it out more. Just the one looks a little random. If there was another one directly across from it, I think that would add nice balance and would fill out the space more.
I would also add another vase of flowers, too.
An antler on each side; a vase of flowers on each side; the votives in the center.
I’m torn on the moss. I really like the way it looks in the photo the one bee posted here, but then again, I don’t know if you want to cover up that pretty wood. Not sure. Maybe you can buy enough moss for just one centerpiece, as a trial, and then decide if you’d want to do it on all of them. Orrrr — maybe you could spread a handful of purple petals onto the wood .. scatter them randomly around and inbetween the votives??
Post # 15
we’re using the galvanized watering cans in our centerpieces. I love the extra they add to them.
this is the mock-up one
Post # 16
@wisher558: Your centerpieces look really nice!
Those are exactly the cans that I was thinking of adding, except the ones I was looking at were even smaller. I wasn’t sure if adding them to what I already have would look cohesive or random.
@riakd: I like the idea of adding another antler. It depends on whether or not my Fiance has any more around the house. These are all antlers he’s found out while “horn hunting” or from deer that he’s shot. So you don’t necessarily have a TON laying around the house! 😉 We only have 10 guest tables, though. So I think we do have enough to do multiple at each table.
Unfortunately, I can’t add more vases/flowers because I hand made all these fabric flowers. 100+ in total and I am never making another fabric flower again ever!