(Closed) Centerpieces HELP

posted 12 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

You could just use some ivory piller candles in the center of the table. I also decided to go a cheaper route and I’m using a non-floral arrangement. I’ve gathered 9 different sized water glasses that I’ll put votives in. I also bought some sheer ribbon in my colors to tie on the glasses.

 Hope that helps!

Post # 4
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I am having a winter wedding too. 

I ended up doing a vase filled with wood flowers (southwest folk art thing) surrounded by votives.

Other options I considered are manzanita branches with luminarias hanging from them.  Vases with iced birch branhes and or birch branches with ribbon around them.

Good Luck!

Post # 5
37 posts
  • Wedding: June 2009

 We are going to do a Beta fish in a tall hurricane that we found at Pier One.  The hurricanes will sit on a square mirror.  We are going to put about six small votives around the mirror on the table.  Our colors are black, white and watermelon.  We are able to order the fish from our local pet store and we can get them in any color we want so the fish even cordinate with our colors.  Im going to have some wired ribbon kind of intertwinded around some of the votives.  Oh and my fav part is we are getting little pink diamonds to go in the bottom of the hurricane glass.  I just loved the idea of doing something different than flowers or candles.  My Fi and i had the whole center piece set up on our kitchen table and it looked great!  And the total cost for each table will be less than $20!!  Well, it helps that we are going to borrow the mirrors.  Just something different.  Hope it helps.

Post # 6
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I found white daffodils 1000 for 239.99 , it’s what i’m using for my March , 7 wedding. I found 8X8 cube vases on super discount at Ross for a dollar a piece. so for 24 ish dollars a table I have a simple but nice centerpiece. I don’t think i’ll be able to put 100 flowers in each vase so I’ll have extra to go around too. good luck!!

Post # 7
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Is their a Michael’s in your area?  I found some great floral stems on sale that I am using for my some of my centerpieces.  (They are in the "Holiday Elegance Floral Stems" line.)  Imagine fake birch branches that are made of wire & florist tape and have pearls on the ends…it may sound weird, but they’re super cheap and look very pretty!  I picked some where the branch part was brown, and the pearls were ivory and gold, but they have assorted colors.  (Including an ivory one that would match your colors.)  I’m still experimenting, but for the vases I have, about 7 branches are required.

I think they’re on sale from $2 each to $.70 each, and on top of that there’s a 25% off coupon that is good through this Saturday.  Here’s a link to the coupon for anybody who’s interested!


Post # 8
329 posts
Helper bee
  • V
  • 12 years ago

Square mirrors from IKEA

Pillar candles from IKEA

Snowflakes (confetti or xmas decorations)

Like Mrs. Pineapple (the most recent to do this) do the square mirror/candles arrangement and throw the snowflakes (silver/white confetti/decorations) around the candles.

Winter decor in a jiffy! 

Good luck! 


Post # 9
2889 posts
Sugar bee

you can always do floating candles in a large vase, the candles are cheap and the vases are up to you, put some river rocks or colored rocks in the bottomand light the candles, maybe even a few votives surrondingo n the tables. It’S simple and provides light but can be very modernand is open for interpretation to your style.

Post # 10
1 posts
  • Wedding: February 2010

I am doing 3 pillar candles on top of a mirror.  The candles will be ivory with chocolate ribbon tied around them, I haven’t decided if I am going to tie the ribbon on the bottoms or in the middle.  I might put some flowers around them as well but haven’t made up my mind on that yet.  The candles you can get at the dollar store or even Michaels.

Post # 11
35 posts
  • Wedding: June 2009

My friend had the same problem, but she just decided to place a square mirror under 2 candles about 4 inches high. She put 2engagement pictures back to back in a double sided plastic frame that she got online, and sprinkled the rest of the mirror with petals. It sounds tacky, but she played with the layout and it looked really pretty. Best of all? It was like $4 a table!

Post # 12
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I went to a wedding where they had tall clear vases filled with water, springled hydrangea petals in it (they float) and had a floating candle on top.  Mix in a few votives and/or other dried petals for extra oomph.

Good luck!

Post # 13
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Floating flowers and/or candles are usually pretty affordable, and (bonus!) they look beautiful, too! 

Or, make your centerpieces functional — potted herb plants, stacked books (like Mrs. Lovebug used), a pile of favors (Martha Stewart has some inspiration photos of this idea), or simply mini (and empty) wrapped boxes artfully stacked.

Post # 14
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would contact one of the wholesale florists (think fiftyflowers or proflowers) and order some bulk flowers and then purchase (good suggestions from Ikea or my fav oriental trading) and get some round glass vases.  Also order some candles from them, and extra petals from wholesale florist. 

Tightly arrange the flowers into bunches and put into the glass vases.  Scatter votive candles around the table and some petals.  You can also nest the vases in some tulle.  I did this for a friend’s wedding some years back (5-6) and it looked gorgeous! 

To save more $, ask the wholesale florist which flowers would look best w/this arrangement and what is in season and plentiful in ivory. 

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