Post # 1
I need help! Just when I’ve finally figured out my centerpieces it all falls apart.
We are doing tall centerpieces with a sphere of flowers on top. We found a great stand (actually a three feet tall candle holder) from Hobby Lobby and we did a test run. Absolutely perfect!!! Even my future hubby agreed.
But, just our luck, Hobby Lobby will not let us order 20 of them–they have a weird policy where certain items are unorderable. (if any of you have had run-ins with the Hobby Lobby folks…you know the pain I going through!)
Now, I am having visions of grandeur but no stands. My prototype is just sitting beautifully on my kitchen table with no hopes of being replicated. If anyone has any advice on where I can go to get about 20 candle holders/plant stands that are skinny enough and approximately 3ft high, please let me know. The original stand was $15 dollars and I’d really like to stay in that range or less.
Post # 3
Not sure where else you can get the stand you are looking for, but could you order the stands in separate orders? Not sure if you are ordering online or through a store, but you [the bride] could place an order of 20, your groom could place an order of 20, and maybe some other people until you get the desired number of stands. The only problem other than just hassle I see with this plan is the potential of separate shipping costs which would be applied to each separate order. Good luck!
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery
post a pic to help us get an idea of what you are looking for..we can better help then!
Post # 5
Is there any way you can enlist the help of friends that live near Hobby Lobby stores and have them pick up what you need?
I had to do this with a couple of items that I am using. I just sent pictures to my “elves” and they went to work buying up everything that I needed!
Post # 6
have you tried looking at joanns or micheals? they usually carry similar things and I know you can order things online at joanns. I would just google candle and try to find one that is similar.
I really don’t know what you are looking for but hey, find something similar: if it’s a different color just spray paint it…diy is easy to make work.
I don’t know if you can buy them out, wait for them to stock up again on that item, than buy them out, and continue the cycle…since they won’t let you buy a lot at once.
Post # 7
Thanks for all of the advice! I did send my little elves to 5 different Hobby Lobbys to buy them out. So, my great centerpieces are back on, all 25 of them.
I’ve attached my prototype (pay no attention to the wrinkled table cloth). Let me know what you think!
Post # 8
Let’s try this again…for crying in the mud!
Post # 9
Aw, I can’t view the pics.
Post # 11
Looks great! What types of flowers are in the pomander?
Post # 12
They are carnations and poms. In another life I was a florist, and I was really turning my nose up at having carns at my wedding. But, I think this looks pretty nice. And, it doesn’t scream cheap flower!
Post # 13
My mom and I found these great mirrors to use for centerpieces. But they didn’t have enough. So we went around to all the stores and even called friends to go to the stores near them. After a weekend of store stalking we collected 30 of them!
Post # 14
How did you make the sphere to this? Do you have a styrofoam ball in the middle?
Thanks from a fellow Wisconsin bride 🙂
Post # 15
Great job!!! I love the candleholders 🙂
Post # 16
Oh no! That’s awful and exactly what I was afraid of happening to me too. I have to do a lot of my decor and favors for my own wedding because of the cost, but I have two left thumbs. My mother’s friend told me about a new service here in Austin and I am so excited about meeting with them. LoveMeDo DYI Weddings will take my theme, select projects, purchase all supplies, provide an instructor and me & my girlfriends will make them with their help. It is too late for you to use them and they aren’t in your area, but I am so excited about this that I just had to share it. I will be sure to come back and let you all know how things turned out and if anyone here in Austin wants information I can pass along what I know.
Good luck with your wedding and I am sure it will all turn out OK.
Getting married in Austin in March 21, 2010