(Closed) Centerpiece Help

posted 8 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would go with the friends. If your heart is with the ones from the venue maybe you can do half and half?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

well i think it all depends on your budget… if you need to save money somewhere.. the first one is very nice and certainly appropriate. if you can afford $100 per table then go for it. i think the second option sis gorgeous!!!! and then you could put option one on maybe just your table….

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I would do the silk roses– they look really good. And they are white so they go with your color sceme. They’ll save you money too– $100 per table is not chump change, and wedding budgets blow up so fast with all the little details that I would just choose to save the money (and help my friend out).

The only thing is that you would have to find a place to store them without the possibility of damaging then and you would have to figure out how to ship/ transport them to your destination wedding when the time comes.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The candelabras are beautiful…I liked the idea of doing half and half or something like that. It almost looked too busy to me with all candelabras anyways, so the smaller (and cheaper!) option would break it up a little.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Destination weddings are tricky.  Fwiw, I’d buy some large glass cylinders and then order from a wholesaler some white with pink and fuscia (in the center) orchids and  rose petals and then fill them w/water.  I’d surround them with white tealights (kind in the glass you can get at michael’s).  Scatter more pink rose petals around the table.  Voila you’re done.

It’s easy peasy to ship glass vases.  Lots of styrofoam peanuts and wrap the glasses in bubble wrap and ship to the destination.  Order the flowers from wholesaler and have them shipped to the site.  It might take maybe five minutes to make the centerpiece.

You could even add some floating candles on top of the cylinders.  I did this at my wedding and it looked amazing (cylinders w/the floating candle on top.  Used dendrobium orchids in bloom.)

You can get a coupon to Michael’s and get the vases and floating candles for a song.  I think you could get buy with ALL the flowers that way for much less, and not have to make a concession on style and still have REAL flowers.

Thus, my vote is none of the above.

Here’s some style ideas.  I also love the look of tulips in these vases too:

simple arrangement w/rose petals submurged in vases/water.  Candle on top.  Surrounded by tealights.

 orchids w/floating candle.  Imagine tealights surrounding and rose petals scattered. 

Here’s the drama of simple tulips:

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Even the cylinders filled with lots of petals is just elegant!  Gorgeous!  Easy to make, easy to send/transport.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If I read your post correctly, you are looking for opinions on which centerpiece we like best of the 2 alternatives you posted, not other ideas.

If you have the $, I LOVE the candelabra. But previous posters are correct. Depending on how many tables you have, the cost could add up.

The silk roses will be lovely, especially with your pink linens, petals etc. You could soften up the look by adding a few pale pink roses, some tiny pink or white flowers, or some bear grass.

You already mentioned that your parents are driving to the wedding so they will be able to take them for you, so that’s one less thing to worry about.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I love the idea of half and half but also agree to make sure it’s simple for a destination wedding.  Ours are probably going to be some simple pretty vases with a few flowers that can transport separately and just go in the vase (like five flowers).  

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I like the look of the candelabras, but the price kinda of kills it for me.  $100 seems sort of steep for rental.

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