Post # 1
Hi ladies… I really need some help! My wedding is under 2 months away and I still haven’t finalized my centerpieces!! Our wedding is city-themed, since we are getting married in a glass dome where our surroundings are the Minneapolis skyline. I would like our centerpieces to be inexpensive, creative and stay in line with our theme.
Do you creative Bees have any ideas??? (PS our colors are plum and lime green)
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
1. not DIY and may be too expensive
2.This would be possible to copy if you could find city skyline paper that you could cut out , or print on the computer, and glue to a vase. Add some stick on stars and a votive candle.
Google “free cityscape silhouette clipart” available online.
they also have city skyline confetti
3.something simple like this in your colors would work
4.otherwise, cities make me think of black, silver, bricks, lights.
Post # 4
i was thinking black paper cut like buildings/skyline with holes cut out for windows, wrapped around a cylendar vase with a candle inside, to light up the windows. i would do like 3 vases per centerpeice, in different heights.
you can probably find actual skylines from actual citys in sillhouette and do a different city at each table, then the name of the city can be the table number.
i just realized thats pretty much the same thing the last poster said, i should have read it first. lol.
Post # 5
If you are in a glass dome with teh skyline all around you, maybe you don’t need skylines as your centerpieces. Maybe just a bunch of candles at different heights would work. Sounds like the beauty of the room is the city skyline. Why take away from that? Just a thought.
Post # 6
I have a similar situation, but overlooking the Manhattan Skyline. I don’t want to compete but continue the theme. So I’m doing various heights of cylinder vases with submerged roses and a floating candle in each. I’ll then have a couple smaller candles around it. So when you look at the room as a whole, it has varying heights like the skyline. It’s subtle but looks super elegant.
Post # 7
Thank you all for your help! I just can’t decide! Part of me wants to use city-themed centerpieces, but I also agree that the beauty is the view out the windows and wonder if I should leave it simple.
Is it tacky to just have 3 different height vases with a floating candle inside, with nothing else in the vase? Our venue provides a circular mirror and 3 small votive candles and we can rent the other taller vases. I’ve always felt that something needs to be inside the vases…. What are your thoughts?
Post # 8
Here is what our tables will look like when we show up to decorate. I do have varying colored escort cards (green, purple, black, and off-white to match our colors) which will ultimately sit on the table, as well as M&M favors (see my gallery post!) that have a burst of color and will be at each place setting. Do you think those 2 things will add enough color, or do you think the centerpiece still needs something to make it “pop”?
Thanks again for all your help!
Post # 9
Oops… forgot the attachment. Does anyone know how to delete posts?! I haven’t been able to figure it out yet!
Anyway, here is another try WITH the attachment 🙂
Post # 10
I don’t think it’d be bad to leave the vases empty but you could add some colored glass stones at the bottom or even color the water if you were looking to change it up a little.
Post # 11
You could put flowers in the vases. I think they would look ok empty too. I agree to put some colored stones or even those florilytes that will color the water.
Post # 12
You could get some different color, different height laquered boxes (or make them in purple, green, etc), place them in a 4-square pattern and put vases w/ floating candles on top of them. I think that for something modern and city themed, rectangular vases would be amazing on top of rectangular boxes… The place all 4 on a mirror and watch it sparkle.
Or you could use black laquer boxes and tint the water purple, green, etc…
Post # 13
Thank you for all your ideas! I stayed up late last night (and will now end up being in bed on a Friday by 9pm…) looking at inexpensive centerpiece ideas, and then stopped by the local Dollar Tree today to see if there was anything I could put together there. I ended up with something I love…
The only thing I am worried about is that this centerpiece will be about the same height as all the other glasses on the table (being that this centerpiece IS a wine glass!) Do you see that being a problem??
Thanks again ladies! I am so glad to be part of the Bee community 🙂