Post # 1
Has any repurposed your bridesmaid bouquets as centerpieces for guest tables? My florist recommended this to me in order to save some money. Has anyone done this? Did it work out? Did you like the way it looked? I need some insight if it is worth the savings or not.
Post # 2
I was going to use them at the head table only. I’m going to have seven empty vases on the head table for myself and the bridesmaids to put the bouquets into. It will give everyone a place to put their bouquet and add to the table as well.
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - Squaw Valley
We incorporated them into our head table. In the first pic you can see the empty black vases the florist put on the the table for the bouquets. The second photo you can see what it looks like after they have been added
Post # 4
everyone usually incorporates them into the head table, i think its cheap to make your bridesmaids give up their bouquets so you can have centrepieces at tables
Post # 5
I was Maid/Matron of Honor in my friend’s wedding and we placed them in vases on the head table.
Post # 6
If it helps we have lanterns we are using for the aisle of the ceremony, during cocktail hour the florist is going to repurpous them as centerpieces. Saves money and gives a through line to our theme. They were about $10 for lantern and led candle, flowers are about $25 each.
Post # 7
We are using them as centerpieces for four tables. No one keeps them anyway, and we’ll have all our pics done prior to the ceremony. Guess I’m cheap, lol.
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2015 - The Victorian
shaybee: I think it depends how many bridesmaids you have. I have 2, so it doesn’t make a ton of sense to use them. I am going to use my bouquet as the centerpiece for our sweetheart table though.
Post # 9
we used my girls’ bouquets on our sweetheart table.
i would just make sure that no other guests assume that the centerpieces are up for grabs at the end of the night in case your girls want to take their flowers home with them.
Post # 10
I’m using my girls bouquets to decorate our head table. They will be placed in vases in front of them.
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2015 - Versailles Banquets (Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)
shaybee: If that’s how you want to repurpose them, go ahead. I would make sure I talked to my BM’s and let them know that they will be used as centerpieces after the ceremony. Typically, as PP’s have said, they are used at head/sweetheart tables to make them look ‘more fancy’.
KDOS: That table and decor is GORGEOUS!!! It is basically our colors, but we are also adding fuschia.
Post # 12
Call me cold and heartless, but I’ve never kept the bouquet from a wedding I’ve been in. I actually have no idea what happened to them. I don’t think they were used as centerpieces, and they were probably left sitting on the table or something. That’s a sad waste of money in my opinion.
What are the bridesmaids supposed to do with them all night long if they don’t sit them down somewhere? At least in a centerpiece they’ll be sitting upright and be visually appealing.
And sorry, but I’m not so sentimental to keep a bridesmaid bouquet from a friend or family member’s wedding. We have pictures, probably a gift, and I’m still in your life, so it’s not like I need a memento.
Post # 13
I’m using my Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets as centerpieces. They won’t be holding them during dinner so why not?
Post # 14
shaybee: We did this at the head table, but not on the actuak tables. I liked the look of it. It was only me and 2 of my bridal party with flowers, so we just spaced them between the 6 of us total.
Edit: As you can see, we had minimal decorations at the head table, and I made the burlap banner.
Post # 15
I had 6 bridesmaids and I used all of their bouquets as centerpieces. No one even notices they’re different than the centerpieces. If anything, my bridesmaids bouquets were prettier and better than the centerpieces because they had extra flowers and different flowers like peonies. At the end of the night, guests were excited to take home the nicer “centerpieces” because they were prettier. After pictures and the ceremony, the bridesmaids don’t really use the bouquets anymore. Only one of my bridemaids cared to take one home and keep it haha