Did you ditch the flowers?

posted 5 months ago in Decor
Post # 2
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Following!! I’m thinking about ditching flower centerpieces to and just doing a ton of taper candles. But undecided so far 

Post # 4
565 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Not sure

This is what I’m doing… I’m having aloe Vera plants in Terra cotta pots and some mint, lavender and some rosemary in vases. We are doing an Earth Day wedding, so I didn’t want to just put flowers in a vase. I wanted something that can be appreciated longer and/or repurposed. The bees didn’t really like my centerpieces on here, but it’s too late to really change them now. We marry in 6 days. 

Post # 6
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

This is what we’re doing in a clear vase the hall is providing with some clear rocks and a light at the bottom on a mirror. It’s costing us $12 in total. We’re only using flowers for the bouquets etc. And I think it’s going to very dramatic and elegant when they’re all done. 

Post # 7
6393 posts
Bee Keeper

I did have a florist friend help on the day and used some real flowers and some brilliant faux flowers and a ton of greenery from gardens. She made beautiful arrangements but like you we didn’t want to spend a chunk of our budget on flowers so we did it this way and it worked very well.

Can you look to free foliage and faux flowers mixed in too? 

Post # 9
45540 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 The most elegant centerpieces I have seen at any wedding were potted orchids. Home Depot and Ikea regularly have them on sale for $10.

You can place them in a vase of your choice, a clay pot, the adorable Skurar pot from Ikea, a wood box or anything else that suits the look you are going for.

You can leave them as is or add some curly branches. They are ready to simply place on the tables and done. You can add votives if you choose.



Post # 11
6940 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We did candle centerpieces. They were really easy to set up and take down and were definetly less expensive than flowers!

Post # 13
69 posts
Worker bee


shyqueen12 :  

I love all the nontraditional centerpieces on here- so pretty!  I’m using manzanita branches for mine- you can get packs of 6, 10 or 12 on Etsy and easily create your own arrangement and they look gorgeous 🙂  


Post # 15
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

My friend did mine as a wedding present. Tea lights in holders and fairy lights in vases with a couple flowers. They looked so good! You could totally just do the fairy lights in vases/jars thing and it would look good and be very easy. 

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