(Closed) Do you really even need centerpieces for your wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 17
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Rio Bravo Country Club

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Bored6:  Nope you should be good, I have candles laying around that I have had for years and I am in California and it gets 110+ here and they havent melted… just keep them in a cool place until you are ready to use them!!

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Rio Bravo Country Club

Here are a few DIY I found on pinterest that look easy and cheap and you can get all the material at the dollar store!! each centerpiec under 10 bucks!!

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Rio Bravo Country Club

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Bored6:  Thats gorgeous!!! And looks so easy to do!!! Show us updates when you get the final product!!!!

Post # 21
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Newbee

I’m stocking up on cheap vases from thrift stores, and just adding a couple of cheap flowers. You can do a single flower, or baby’s breath, carnations…

Also, a small square of fabric to tie in my colors.

The vases will also double as favors.

 

 

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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Bored6:  maybe find something you can DIY that is inexpensive. 

For my venue, i needed centerpieces, the ceilings were very high and it was a ballroom, if i didnt have them, it would have looked like something was missing

Post # 23
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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Bored6:  I definitely think you need centerpieces, but flowers are not mandatory. I am not having flowers as my centerpieces. I am having tea pots on vintage books surrounded by candles. Easy peasy and I think I spent something like $10/centerpiece. A friend of mine did bird cages with candles inside. Again, flowerless, and ridiculously reasonable. 

What is your theme? Can you work off of that? There are so many ideas (Pinterest will literally vomit up flowerless centerpiece ideas if you do a simple search) and I think you could find something that was cheap. Even finding really pretty trays or anything with a glass surface and putting different sized candles on it is better than going bare. 

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee

I think it’s nice to have -something- there, whether it’s an interesting treatment for the table number, or flower petals, or a pretty runner or sculpture, or an arrangement of books or picture frames.

I think what you posted will be beautiful! and easy to throw together!

Post # 25
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

if you’re serving wine with dinner, a few preset bottles would be a great centerpiece. But I agree with 

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j_jaye:  a nicely set table doesn’t need any more dressing up.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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Bored6:  I had about 40 people at my wedding, only 7 tables. Here’s what I did…I got old books from my office and painted them and wrote on the bind. I had some old paint which matched the wedding theme (yellow and gray) laying around. I then got small lanterns from wayfair.com for 10 bucks a piece so a total of 70. I got flameless candles 12 for 10 bucks from walmart. Table number wraps from etsy for 2 bucks a piece so that’s 14 bucks. Then the night before the wedding I went to the market and got 12 dozen roses for 15 bucks, ripped the petals off and bam! That’s how I got cute yet cheap centerpieces for 109 bucks!!! Not bad.

Here’s the finished look

Post # 27
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We used tall vases that were provided by the reception venue. They were filled with water and a floating candle. To decorate them some, we put a blinged wrap around it and threw some hershey kisses on the square mirror tile that they were on (also provided by the reception venue).

I was at a wedding where they used a short cake stand in the middle, and the cupcakes were their centerpieces. Simple.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Have you seen your tables set up? I’ve seen small tables so laden with glassware, cutlery, napkins, dinnerware, bread baskets, and favours that the giant centerpiece was overkill.  Maybe if you have some nice decorative table numbers and menus and maybe candles that will be enough?

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee

nothing is necessary beyond vows, witnesses and someone to marry you. I think thuogh that centerpeices add personality and individuality to your wedding. Without them it really does look like a conference.

Post # 30
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I used candles & lanterns, decoupaged lanterns and tall  bottles I got from the dollar store filled with cut up “rhinestone” ribbon inside. I also made coasters & napkin rings out of the rhinestone ribbon to add to the shimmer.  My wedding was completely flower free, and nobody missed them…

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