Post # 1
This is my umpteenth post about centerpieces. I did a few mock-ups this weekend/this week, and I’d like opinions and constructive criticism.
Please note, the flowers would be arranged a little better and the candelabra wouldn’t have the price tag on it. Hahaha
Option 1: candelabra with hydrangea and roses around the base, surrounded by votives
Option 2: same idea, only the candelabra is now sitting on top of a pink flower pot that’s turned upside down. Not overly enthused about this one, but the wife went and bought twelve of the pink flower pots, and I hate for them to go to waste
Option 3: submerged orchid centerpieces with a floating candle on top and surrounded by votives. I know that I would need to anchor the flowers so they’re not floating (and would take the little water thing off the bottom). On a previous post, a bee suggested using something other than the pink sea glass, as it’s so big and takes away from the delicate quality of the orchid
Post # 3
Will the flowers be real in the day-of centerpiece?
Post # 4
Okay, I didn’t vote because I have different feelings on all of them.
#1 – I like it, except that I feel like the flowers look like they’re just laying there. If you’re using real, I think they will wilt quickly, and if you’re usink silk, I think having the stems out is going to be unattractive. Maybe if they were put into a circular foam mold instead of laid on the table?
#2 – I liked it a lot until you said that was a turned over flower pot, and then you said you don’t like it a lot. It looks like a cool base to me in the picture, but if it LOOKS like a flower pot in person… eh. I like the height and think the flowers make more “sense” there than laying on the table though.
#3 – I really like this. I think the sea glass looks nicer in this pic than in your last one. Something about the candles around the base are throwing me though. Maybe you don’t need the LED light in the bottom? With the smaller candles at the same height as the LED, I feel like the candles are possibly competing since they are two different colors. Maybe scratch the LED and move the other candles in closer? Or put them all on a laid out colored napkin or mirror? I feel like it needs something down at the bottom tying it together, I’m not sure what though.
They all look GOOD though and will be fine whatever you choose. I think you’re like me though in wanting them perfect and always looking for that little tweak 🙂
Post # 5
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I like the idea of #1 the best (the flower pot base doesn’t do it for me), but like a previous poster said, if you can figure out some way so that the stems aren’t on the outside, that would be best!
Post # 6
I’m not a fan of 1 and 2 because I am not a candelebra person. I love the 3rd look but maybe use a different type of orchid? Cymbidiums work really well when submerged.
Post # 7
Number 3, but maybe place the candles along the sides instead of at the corners, it makes it feel a bit boxy. But really, #3 is amazing.
Post # 8
I chose #3. I think it looks the most “classy”.
Post # 9
I like #3 because I feel the canelebras would be in the guests way. One of my biggest wedding pet peeves is when I can’t see/talk to the people across the table because the centerpiece is in the way.
Post # 10
@KateByDesign: Yes, I bought real ones to play with, and would do real ones the day of.
@NAvery: I always love your very thorough replies. I would definitely use floral foam for them; I just didn’t have any to play with. I’m not sure that the flower pot looks like one in person. I just worry about trying to do too many things in one centerpiece. The floralyte and the candles are actually the same color. Do they look like different colors? Poop!
@elysion: Thanks for the comment.
@missporkchops: I’m not sure we can afford cymbidiums. They seem to cost over $20 each, which will make my wife lose her mind. I sorta wish we hadn’t bought the stupid candelabra, but we can’t return them now. Maybe I can sell them…
@MissFireFlower: Gracias! I know what you mean about the boxy thing.
@FutureMrsShrewsbury: Thank you.
Post # 11
@RunsWithBears: The submerged orchid is actually taller than the candelabra. Do you think it’s less obstructive because it isn’t as broad?
Maybe I’ll just use the pink flower pots and votives or something.
Post # 12
@KelannaDC: Because it is narrower, I think it’d be better. And it’s clear, so that helps too.
I think simple pots and votives would look nice as well!
Post # 13
I actually really like #2 in the photo. The pink pot gives it more height and color. I guess it depends on what it looks like “in person” though.
Post # 14
I like number one, personally! I love submerged centerpieces, but every wedding I’ve been to since last year has had submerged flowers in the centerpieces. The candelabra is different (and gorgeous) and I love the hydrangeas at the bottom!
Post # 15
@MLDoddie: I like it in person. I’m just worried that it’s not cohesive.
@jo.lee: Yeah, I worry about the ubiquitousness of submerged orchids too, especially since we’re having them as aisle decor for the ceremony.
Post # 16
I really like the 3rd. I am thinking that with the LED Canadles there is no need for the 4 tea light candles. I think you need something else in the bottom, or a bit more of the sea glass 1. to hold down the orchid and 2 for decoration. You also have the option of putting a “bling wrap” wround the bottom that the LED can shine through to give it a different effect. I think you’re on the right page; just need to tweek it a bit. I am in the same boat, I want a submerged orchid centrepiece too and i’m between paying someone a crazy amount of money; or doing it myself.