(Closed) DIY centerpices for the not so creative bride

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Your colors and theme would help 🙂

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

fruit in vases – lemons, limes, clementines, apples, etc.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve also seen vases/bowls with a beta fish and the people get to take them home at the end of the night.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

What about something like this. The vases are $1 each at the dollar tree and you can buy the candels for pretty cheap too depending on what you want. Instead of pink flowers you could do blue or white real or fake to be done ahead of time or just use glass beads

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

artificial flowers in vases.  Candles.  Candy-filled containers (serve dual purpose, obviously, lol).  If it’s around halloween, pumpkins &/or jack o’ lanters (this would also work for a halloween themed wedding).  Vases with floating candles.  Containers (think votives and small glass bowls/vases) filled with the colored jems/rocks you use for flowers and crafts.  Depending on the time of year, color scheme and theme, you could go with wildflowers (queen anne’s lace around this time, for example).

Depending on how craftsy you are, you can make your own bouquets/bouts/anything with flowers from fabric or ribbon.  Then use those for centerpieces.  It really depends on what you want, how craftsy you are and want to be, and your theme. 

I would suggest that regardless of the way you go, to use items you can reuse later.  That way you’re saving money buy not buying items solely for the wedding….

 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am totally not creative and am DIYing my centerpieces. I’m doing wine bottles with 2-3 calla lilies in each one. I’ll buy the calla lilies in bulk online (think http://www.bridesign.com) and I’m asking everyone I know to save up their wine bottles for the next year. Slap the flowers in the bottles, stick 3-4 bottles with lilies in the center of each table, done. Maybe stick some little candles or something small around the bottom.

Here’s my inspiration photo…(found randomly online)

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

With your color scheme, you could use blue ball jars.  Be careful b/c some are expensive.  However, if you keep an eye out on Craigslist, you can usually find some deals.  My sister did this and ended up with about 60 jars of varying sizes and only spent $75 on glassware.  You can use candles and/or flowers in them. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

This would be easy to make.  You could use silk flowers.  Use artifical green leaves  to wrap the stems of the flowers  Green floral tape will hold it together.

Just set them in a vase.

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We are having a small dinner only reception. (Our tables sit 4-6). Our venue doesn’t allow candles and flowers were just too much for what we are holding. So I had to go back to the drawing board. It is really hard to find a centerpiece when there are limited to no flowers and no candles involved.

 

Thank you Martha Stewart!! Through her website I found the perfect FUNCTIONAL CENTERPIECE…We are having Champagne Ice Buckets with Champagne in them. This will all the guest to help themselves (give a more relax atmosphere) during the toast…(our wait staff is also limited and I don’t want it too stuffy even though our location is in a mansion). 

If you can have candles a very low cost centerpiece is 5 Pillar candles on each table (different sizes). It’s elegant and provides some light- and CHEAP. Check out yummicandles.com.

Hope this helps.

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