(Closed) Centrepiece Help????

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Stacey-x:  What do they mean by not being able to leave them on at night?  Do they mean like after dinner? That seems really odd….  I would pitch a fit because that wasn’t mentioned when you booked.


If nothing else, no one is looking at table decor once the reception starts so I wouldn’t even worry about it. Although it seems terribly awkward that they would go around and remove the candelabras after dinner…. if I’m understanding that right.

Post # 4
46596 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Stacey-x:  Tell us something about your wedding. Have you chosen a theme or colors? Do you and your Fiance have an interests or hobbies?

There are a zillion inexpensive DIY centerpiece ideas out there. Have you looked at Pinterest?

something like this is adorable- just a cardboard container, painted bottles and a few flowers

Inexpensive DIY Centerpieces using soda bottles sprayed Rust-oleum Painters Touch


House of Whimsy: Inexpensive DIY Centerpieces


perfect for a spring wedding- a simple bowl covered with moss – use robins blue eggs from the dollar store

Simple and inexpensive moss bowl

use an LED candle

Cool inexpensive idea

paint some cans white and plant with herbs

Inexpensive centerpieces with green herbs like oregano or even mint. Or anything that would match with the soup.


buy back mats at the dollar store, tape together at the back in a triangle shape, place an LED tealight in the middle

Photo Frame Centerpiece Idea - Use black mats as inexpensive frames

paint bottles and vases on the inside and attach pics or fill with flowers

Painted Photo Bottles - fun, easy and inexpensive - great gifts for mother's day, teacher appreciation and graduations!

Post # 5
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I DIY’d ours, soaked wine bottles in warm water & fabric softener for about 30mins, peeled off the labels and spray painted them red. We got the black twigs/flowers from Ikea:

Post # 6
3400 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We wanted centerpieces that we would either reuse, or sell.

We ended up buying $15 candle plates from hobby lobby during a 50% off sale (which we later sold for $15 each, so it was as if we didn’t even buy them), then we bought $11 3-wick candles from bath & body works during their “2 for $22 sale” and then we bought freeze dried lilac petals for $100 for 10 tables.

We were able to keep the candles (they are also my favorite scent), and they were wayy over half full still by the end of the night. The only cost we didn’t recoup was on the freeze dried petals.

The other thing was did for the smaller tables was get $4 birdcage votive holders, and $2 votives.

Post # 7
6530 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Stacey-x:  thats sounds like a bunch of BS to me. If its in your contract they have to honor it otherwise you could take them to court.

I didnt have a candelabra but i had something similar…i had little tea candles cascading down the centerpiece and it was not a problem. Maybe what u can suggest is not lighting the candle


Post # 8
8422 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012


What about something like this? You can get all these supplies at the dollar tree!

or you could do floating candles


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