Post # 1
Hi bees! So this is my first post and I am in desperate need of some help/advice. We have created beautiful DIY centerpieces and bought tall cylinders for them. We bought everything for them and brought our design to the florist. Far a small fee she is willing to assemble and set them up for us on the day of. They will be filled with water and sea glass, i.e. very heavy, so I don’t think people will even try to take them home (neither do I want them to, because I have a friend willing to buy the cylinders for her wedding in October). So my question is, after the wedding I need the cylinders to be emptied of the water and returned to me. Who, how and when should this happen? We have hired a shuttle to go to and from the reception and hotel so no one will have a car there the night of the wedding. I was thinking possibly the next morning, but FH and I will have NO time between hosting the breakfast and getting to the airport in time for our honeymoon. I’m stuck and would love any kind of advice, or maybe if you have been inthis situation as well you can help!! Thanks a lot!
Post # 3
Sounds beautiful. Can your bridesmaids/groomsmen help you out? Or did you try talking to your mom, or have other close friends/family that are not in the wedding help you out? I am DIYing my own flowers too (from Bloomsbythebox.com). I would love to see your centerpieces!
Post # 4
My parents and family helped tear down our decorations/ centerpeices.
If you talk to them ahead of time, they can plan to take their own vehicle and can give you all the vases when you return.
Post # 5
Is there anyone who will be attending the breakfast who lives near the venue?
You could ask them to do it the next morning.
If that turns out to be the plan, make sure to check with the manager to ensure that someone will beat the venue.
Post # 6
@jessicaandjames5914: I have a picture from when we did a run through, this was just practice and since then we have made beautiful table #’s to put in the large one with rope font and a background and border. The cylinders will be filled with water and the anchors float. There will be floating candles at the top, and LEDs at the bottom shining through. Also, lastly the disk will be filled with sand, star fish and shells and a piece of driftwood with a little lighthouse on it (that my Future Father-In-Law is making).
Post # 7
@sheridd2: Very nice! Looks great. Definitely have close friends, family or someone you can trust help you out and have them plan ahead of time to help clean up and handle these for you, on your busy day! I am sure they will be more than happy to help you out 🙂