Post # 1
I’m now 8.5 weeks out from our wedding and still undecided about centerpieces. I’m trying not to spend more than $15 per table and ddid find some good deals, but am wondering what you guys this will look best and where I can find all of the pieces. Here are some options:
Standard glass hurricanecover over a pillar candle. Rose petals on the table.
Tall gass cylindar vase (about 18 in high) filled with birch branches; 5 votives scattered around, plus rose petals.
Bowl with floating candles; votives and rose petals scattered on table.
Here are my issues – I can’t find an inexpensive 18in. tall glass vase, I can’t ind an inexpensive floater bowl that is raised off the table (I think it’ll be too low just sitting nthe table), I’m not sure how the branches will look in the vase surrounded by votives. In my head it looks nice, but it might just look like sticks on a table. Yuck.
Anyway, it’s an evening wedding in November. Ideas or help? TIA!!
Post # 3
I vote for option #1, but I’m biased- I’m doing a hurricane vase and pillar candle!
Post # 4
Mr Mango posted about crystals hanging from branches last week. They used beaded curtains that they cut apart and they were really cost effective. Even just two or three of these hanging from the branches would really help it look fancier. This was the website he linked.
I will totally be using some from this site with my branches.
Post # 5
What are your colors? If you are doing brown as an accent color this vase from walmart (for only $9.97!) would be beautiful with a pillar candle in it and rose petals/votives around it. You could also go to biglots and stock up on their cheap fall color glittery leaves and scatter those around instead of rose petals.
Also, check out this link to the Dollar Tree. They will ship for large quantities:
Good luck! Hope this helps!
Post # 6
I’m actually going to be using birch branches for my Nov. 09 wedding, but will probably be using something similar to these iced birch branches from Nettleton Hollow. (I love me some bling! ) The Nettleton Hollow branches aren’t all that cheap, but I saw a post somewhere for DIY-ing these and it looked pretty easy.
Another idea is to dress them up with paper flowers in your wedding colors, similar to the ones Mr. Mango used in his post referenced above.
Post # 7
DCbrideinATL – I am also using trhe birch branches (the plain ones) from NettletonHollow… what are you putting yours in so that people can see across the table?
Post # 8
Something tall and skinny, that’s all I know for sure I’m just now starting to shop for actual materials to translate the ideas in my head into real life. Will let you know if I come across anything that works really well!
Post # 9
Option 1 sounds the easiest and most cost effective. You can easily obtain the materials for cheap, and you know it’s going to look good (unlike options 2 and 3, which might look great but maybe only in your head). They will also be the easiest to set up and take down (no water, no branch arranging). So I would go with #1. It’s simple, elegant, and classic.
Post # 10
Can you (or rather, would you want to) do all 3? Rotate them around on different tables?
Post # 11
ktdid, I do not know where you are located, but if you have a Christmas Tree Shop near you, they have a lot of cute, fall inspired items. FH & I just picked up 20 centerpieces for $150 yesterday…
Post # 12
Just a thought … I love the idea of branches (my date is in the winter) but I hate the idea of not being able to see across the table to the other guests … something I am thinking of doing is lining the aisle with tall vases and brances … and then doign something much more simple for the table centerpieces. My ceremony and reception will be at the same place so I might have them move some of the aisle vases into the reception room near the head table or the dj table or the cake table.
Just an idea. And I would vote for number 1 🙂
Post # 13
HumarockBride – that was exactly what i was thinking about doing if I coudln’t coordinate the branches on the tables… what kind of vase are you using for them on the floor?
Post # 14
Thanks, ladies! Here’s my next question… where do I find inexpensive ($5 or less) hurrican glasses? I really like the ones with the raised foot, and I found them for only $6.89 at Save-on-Crafts.com, but shipping for 13 of them was $50… where alse can i look?
Post # 15
I don’t know where you are located, but do you have a Hobby Lobby by you? They rotate areas or groups of items on sale 50% off every week…just means being patient waiting for them to be on sale, cuz if they aren’t on sale now, they probably will be in the next couple weeks…but at least if it’s a local place (no shipping time) you could wait all the way up to the week before your wedding. Michaels has stuff like that, but they’re sales are hit and miss. Walmart is always a good option.
Are you set on them being totally clear? I really love those ones that a previous poster linked from walmart with the dark base to it. Those are really elegant IMO. I know they’re a little more than the ones you found at save on crafts, but they’re cheaper in the long run since you don’t have to ship them.
Post # 16
You could try and ediable fruit arrangement you can go to Edible Arrangements to find them. Also, I have seen one bride use potted flowers as centerpiece and at the end of the night everyone was aloud to take them home.
Hope it helps,