Post # 1
My Fiance and I are on a very small budget for our wedding. We’re getting married in the Bahamas so DIYing gets tricky. Flowers in the Bahamas are all imported so the cost for floral arrangements are sky high.
I received a Sears gift certificate from a friend awhile ago that I’d forgotten about because there’s no Sears in my area. Well, yesterday, I was browsing the sight and saw a few centerpieces that might work for my wedding AND they are on sale.
The sale ends today so I would need to purchase ASAP. What do you Bees think? Do you think any of these look appropriate for centerpieces on long tables? The wedding is at night. We would jazz them up by adding more tea light candles and wooden flowers at the base.
Choice A: Viillanova Candle Garden
Choice B: Urban Lighting Decor
Choice C: Rectangle Lighting
I need your HONEST feedback. Thanks ladies!
Post # 3
Ireally like the rectangular one — what a steal!
Post # 4
While they are all pretty, you need to find out before you order anything if your venue allows open flame candles. Many do not due to the RI nightclub fire from several years ago. Since you are having a destination wedding, you need to take into account the cost of shipping overseas, which will not be cheap, as these are not allowed into luggage on airplanes.
That said, while I like the look of #1, the candles don’t seem like they would be terribly sturdy with the rounded base. In which case, I would go with #3.
Post # 5
I like choice A the best. However, maybe you could consider doing an assortment of all three? They are very similar in style, so I think it would look nice.
Post # 6
Thanks ladies for the input.
@Selene221 Great advice. The venue does allow for open flames and since we live in a Caribbean neighborhood in NYC, there are many shipping companies that ship to the Caribbean for cheap, cheap.
Post # 7
I like choice C the best as well.
I do have a comment about your choice B. They actually sell that exact same decor set at Bed Bath and Beyond for $19.99 (not a sale price, their regular price) and you could use a 15% coupon off on each one of them if you buy them one at a time. I know this because I just bought one a few months ago for our living room LOL!
Post # 8
These are great. You could also do something with a clear/glass container, sand and a candle or large sea shell. I love seeing the sand centerpieces ~ esp at beach weddings. 🙂
Post # 9
I like #1. It feels a bit more “tropical” to me… It’s more sculptural and smooth. When I think of Bahamas I think of stone pathways made of round rocks and whatnot. I think the square one is really pretty but more modern. Ask about having candles for sure though! Also the comment about shipping is very valid. It may cost you a fortune to bring a suitcase of rocks down with you. What if you just got vases or low bowls, and asked the hotel if they could supply the pillar candles and you and Fiance could spend a couple hours rock hunting on the beach when you get there?
Post # 10
I take #3! I think it’s the most elegant.
Post # 11
I think if you are doing round tables, then the round centerpiece would look best.
You could always add some leafs/branches to the middle once you get down there.
You should be able to carry them in your checked luggage, but defintely check about the open flame thing.
Post # 12
Are you going to have square tables or round? I like the C choice without the rocks, I see the sell the crystal kind on the website as well and they are cheap 😉
Post # 13
The tables are square. Caszos I like your idea of finding some natural elements once we get down there to add to it. Are you able to carry candles in your checked luggage? If so, I’d rather do that than ship.
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Post # 15
I definitely like the rectangular ones for long tables. Symmetry is pleasing. 🙂 That said, I voted for C, but either C or B would look great. Actually, they all would. Nice find!
Post # 16
normally I’d vote for A, but with long tables I went for C…still think a variety could work, though, especially if more than one table..and reusable/resellable!