(Closed) DIY Centerpiece Help

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which one (if any) would you use?
    #1, definitely : (6 votes)
    24 %
    #2, for sure : (4 votes)
    16 %
    #3, without question : (12 votes)
    48 %
    None of the above. Hire a florist. You're just not good enough. lol : (3 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    3947 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Will the flowers be real in the day-of centerpiece?

    Post # 4
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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
    3770 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    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
    1427 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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
    817 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I chose #3. I think it looks the most “classy”.

    Post # 9
    2712 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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 # 12
    2712 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @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
    2023 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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 # 16
    323 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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.

    Good Luck!

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