(Closed) Centerpieces w/fruit

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Typically you put lemon or lime juice on fruit to keep it from turning brown, I don’t know what you put on lemons or limes! I think they would probably still be good especially if there is some water in the vases with them to keep them hydrated. I’ve seen the look in magazines and think it’s very cute and fresh.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I know this is probablly a Captain Obvious comment, but I’d give it a test run. Use a vase you already have, cut some lemons and limes up and see how they look the next day. Maybe set them outside for a little bit and see if they attract anything. Invite some friends over for dinner and use them as center pieces to get a feel of how they are going to work. I’m a huge fan of trial runs. The ones I did made the days leading up to the wedding MUCH more enjoyable! Good luck and I agree, the fruit center pieces are so beautiful and fresh!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I absolutely love the look of fresh fruit in vases as a centerpiece.  Such a great way to add color, it’s natural, yet elegant.

If you are putting in whole lemons/limes, you can definitely submerge them in water the night before. If you opt to do slices, then do it the day off, as the slices don’t hold up well for longer than a day…they tend to get soggy and lose their pretty round shape.  The thicker you slice, the longer they will hold their shape.

One thing to note…if you are not setting it up the night before at the actual receptions site, you might want to rethink filling the vases w/ water off-site as full vases with water are hard to transport and you’ll probably have to refill them when you get to the site.  Good luck!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

hey patty b! I threw my Mom a surprise b-day party and made the centerpieces myself!  i made them the night before, used whole fruit and refrigerated them.  They came out great!   here is a pic of them in the next post…good luck with your flowers

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Kendicles those are gorgeous!  So festive and bright.  I totally love them.  Do they last well on the table, or is it sort of a one-day thing?

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

they lasted a couple days! they were very easy to make…definitely made some trial runs though

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Kendicles, those are SO adorable! You’re totally inspired me to make some for my kitchen table and the next party I throw, which I have a feeling I’ll be doing a lot of now that the wedding is over and I have extra creative energy and no where to put it anymore! hehe!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

You’re welcome!  Thank you for the compliments!  That’s where the trial runs came in handy.  I bought the vases first (Michaels!) and then bought enough fruit for the biggest vase.  I also bought one bunch of flowers so I could go home and play around with them.  After figuring out how many each needed, I went back to the store and bought a ton of lemons, limes, and flowers.  If you have a Trader Joes where you are- they are a great place to buy flowers!  If you are going to use Gerbera daisies, make sure to tie them together (i used a thin piece of wire) so they will stand straight up!  Good luck!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

If you have a Costco nearby, they sell large bags of lemons and limes for around $6 a bag, which is much cheaper than 3 little limes for $2 at the grocery store.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Just a note, we ordered our Gerbers from Sams Club online and I was really happy with them. They were $60 something for 80 stems and the best price I could find. They did send us two different varieties of white gerbers and if I’d been a matchy-matchy kind of person I might have been upset, but it worked out perfectly for us. And the quality of the flowers was wonderful. I was very happy with our choice.  Just an idea. 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

how many limes/lemons would fill a big one like the one pictured?  it’s gorgeous!

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I actually work at weddings so I have seen EVERYTHING!!!! Each time there are fruit in the centerpieces it always looks great! I think you could also mix whole and cut pieces as well. I am having a yellow wedding so I will be putting in lemons myself!!! I just think the fruit adds to the centerpiece…it is much more interesting than and empty bowl!!!

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