(Closed) Decoration ideas (nonfloral / budget / modern)

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My FH and I are gathering tree branches and placing them (quite fully) in a vase and adding really fine sand to weigh it down and hold the branches in place. Then, we are buying lots of little, clear glass votives and we are twisting wire to make our own hanging votive holders. Obviously, we are going to hang those on the branches and that is going to be on either all of the tables or half of them. We’re thinking of either doing vases filling with granny smith apples and dark purple or white flowers OR we’re going to put several mini antique-looking lanterns or a large lantern on the other tables. We are going to other have strategic flower arrangements because I know how pricey it can get. What’re you doing?

By The Way, I included a photo of what my FH and I are aiming for. Enjoy!

Oh yeah, about the pillars… We found those photos from a woman in Lansing, MI who said it costs over $750 to rent those for the reception. So, we decided to build them! 

The 2nd and 3rd/6th display ideas that we might be leaning toward if we decide to do our branches with hanging votives on only half of our 28 tables. 

 

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Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Sorry, the pillar photo didn’t load. By The Way please let me know if you think this doesn’t "blend together".

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Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oooo! I love Martha!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I like the idea of using fruit – you can get a tall relatively thin vase and fill it will lemons, limes, apples, or oranges, or whatever would match your color scheme. A friend of mine is using coffee beans and then having a candle down into it as well.

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2009

maybe you could use different sizes of vases and put beads or round candies in your colors.. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’m planning on doing something like this on alternating tables to save money on flowers.

Happy Planning! 

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

 

here are some modern centerpeice ideas! and NO flowers! 🙂

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Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I know this is a crazy idea but we are doing it. We are using a glass bottles that we have cut using this http://www.delphiglass.com/index.cfm?page=itemView&itemsysid=125862 to make literally hundreds of vases, votives and other candle holders and grouping them together in massive bunches. We found a bunch of the same brocade table clothes at a factory outlet store and we cut them down and made table runners for less then $3 dollars per runner.  

All of this can be set up the night beore the wedding (We are having the wedding at my parents home) so the day of will be stress free as far as decor goes. 

The picture below is our inspiration. 

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2009

We are doing floating candle centerpieces. My flower choice is Gardenia and they can be pungent. So I wanted to limit them. I also considered a single floating flower with candles all around. Very budget friendly but with so many with allergies up here I thought minimal flowers would be good.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I loved Mrs. Avocado’s REUSEABLE centerpieces!  So classy and elegant.  Check hers out!

Post # 15
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Newbee

I too am not to crazy about flowers, and when i did some pricing anything that looks halfway decent still cost about 200 per arrangment. There is still loads of things you could do. The tree branches is a really nice idea( thats my centerpiece) 1- you could do different size candles with rose petals around them. 2-Glass vases filled with sand or crushed glass with candles

 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Can someone show me a picture of a DIY tree branch centerpiece.  I think it looks really nice, but not sure how to pull it off.

What do y’all think about painting the tree branches white, since my colors are black, white and pink?

 

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