(Closed) Centerpiece Help: What to do?!

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Miss_Marie:  

Some of the ones above def don’t look rustic…..what about clear? This eems it might fit your romatic, vintage, a bit rustic look maybe?

 

or this……the bottles are wrapped in twine

Of the options you have listed above I really like the lace votives!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

LOVE the lace-wrapped votives, but I would suggest starting with the centerpieces and seeing if they would still match before you go through all the effort of making them.

Centerpieces: My centerpieces had both roses and hydrangeas and they were just gorgeous. I would suggest having the centerpieces be the same height on each table. If you are pairing vases, then taller and shorter on the same table is OK, but I would still make sure that you are consistent among tables (i.e., each would have one taller & one shorter vase). Another note – I would not put hydrangeas in tall vases. They have short stems and are very broad flowers, so they look best in shorter vases.

I would buy one of each type of vase you are thinking about, go the store/a nursery to get some flowers, and just test it out!

Personally I think glass vases are lovely. For a “rustic” look, I once saw flowers/centerpieces in a mason jar. For a little romance, maybe you could put a pretty (lace?) ribbon around them?

Post # 5
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245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

In all honesty, mason jars are really popular and will go with your rustic-woody-natural wedding look. There are mason jars that you can get from Etsy.com for cheap, or even go to Potttery Barn (my cousin got hers from there folr her wedding) or just get Mason Jars from the local grocery store after buying some italian sauce. Mason Jars are trendy and are CHEAP. So I would say definitely do that. Just put a cute tea-light candle on the sides of it and whatever flowers you want in them! (I am actually going to DIY my flowers from BloomsByTheBox and use mason jars to put my flowers in).

Post # 8
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245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Miss_Marie:  My cousin used them, and I helped make her bouquets. The flowers came in great condition, there are tips on ways to re-hydrate them properly that BloomsByTheBox gives when you receive the flowers. We followed them to the T and the flowers were fresh and beautiful the day of her wedding!

Post # 9
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69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Miss_Marie:  Oops, I’m so sorry! I didn’t see your message until now – kind of new to weddingbee and didn’t realize the reply notification came in. If it’s any use at all whatsoever at this point, I did not do my own flowers. We went through a florist to avoid the hassle of making all the arrangements on top of everything else that had to be done the day before and the day of. We took the centerpieces home the next day (after giving away a bunch to guests) and the hydrangeas were doing OK, though some (not all) started to look wilty. There are some good tips on keeping them fresh here: http://www.hydrangeashydrangeas.com/cut_dont_wilt.html

We also had some floating candles plus small votives (about a 4:1 votive:floating candle ratio) and it looked very nice with the flowers.

Good luck! It would be great to see photos of the final products!

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