(Closed) Fake flower or cheapo centerpiece ideas that look nice?? Where to buy?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Worker bee

@kalliela:

Hello, This is what we are doing: We have 12 tables plus the head table, The guest tables will have tower vases( save on crafts) less than 100.00. The long branches with crysatls are also on Save on crafts, It is not expensive at all.(We will be using these also) If you have a local Hobby Lobby, they also sale them and you can look at them in person and decide if you like them. Also we bought 250 roses from an online flower store called Wholeblossoms.com, the roses were 257.99. The flowers online were a thousand dollars cheaper than in the florist shop. The tower vases will have water and crysatals in which you can get from save on crafts also. They are very cheap. Efavormart has votive candleswith jar, 12 pc sets for 9.99.  This is  what our centerpiece will look like. Tower vase with roses and in the middle, branches with snow, the crystals/water beads will be in the vases also. We will have 2 votive candles sitting on top of mirrors. We will also have child hood photos on each table( Walmart, they have a self use scanner, you can also change the pictures to black and white). The head table are 3 eight foot tables and we bought candles from walmart, Hobby Lobby, and target. The candles are distributed across all three tables. Pillars and taper candles. Candles are absolutely gorgeous at night and with the right lighting. We are not putting any flowers on the head table. Google wedding reception photos with candles. You can use candles for all the tables, they are cheap and can add a lot of beauty to your reception. I almost forgot the fake flowers can cost more than the real flowers. Go and compare at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and if you have a craft store in your area then go there.  We did everything ourselves. We made the pew bows and printed the photos. I wish I knew what your budget for centerpieces are. We even bought floor length table cloths for 15 tables for less than 300.00 instead of renting them for 700.00 from cvlinens and they came within a week and are beautiful. Good luck to you. I have found that DIY is the way to go with wedding centerpieces unless you have tons of money to spend.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We recently ordered some silk flowers (from afloral.com) and put them in milk glass vases with candles.  We only have about five tables and we wanted something super simple.  Here’s a picture of my mockup.

 

Also, we originally had the wedding date of January 22 and we were going to buy some pretty vases and put branches (if you search you can find a bunch of different kinds).  You can spray them with glue or roll them in glue then roll them in a type of clear crystals.  Here’s the website for that. 

http://www.save-on-crafts.com/icedbranches.html

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Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I like gluing coordinating ribbon on wide candles, I also like floating candles and color crystals…I haven’t done either, but I’ll probably do that

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

This is what we came up with:

These are wooden roses and I loved working with them and how they looked!  These centerpieces cost me about $10 each to make.  

I had 2 different centerpieces though, and this was the 2nd kind:

These centerpieces DID have real hydrangea in them, but could have easily been done with fake flowers instead.  The cost for these was about $7 each.

Both centerpieces were DIY projects of mine.  I’ll try to post a recap of each, but they were both actually pretty easy to do.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

i will buy my fake orchids, for my bridal shower centerpiece at joann , you can also look on ross, big lots,marshalls, or any discount home decor store. they have beautiful flowers too

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ardesign on etsy works with faux flowers and does some beautiful arrangements…check it out!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

This is our DIY centerpiece ideas.  We are using boxes with lids, satin fabric, ribbon, and silk flowers.

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Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

What about candles

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

submerged centerpieces are relatively inexpensive

a cluster of candles and fruit

candles and greens

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Submerge a fake/or real flower(s) (these are fake orchids) in water in a high slender vase! I love this look and is very inexpensive!

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Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Put the branches in the vases (you can get the branches at Michaels Crafts)then glue paper flowers to the branches like a flowering tree. Martha Stewart website has lots of paper flower patterns that are gorgeous (and easy). You can also go to a dollar store and buy bunches of silk flowers for cheap and hot glue them to the branches as well. You can also take 1/4 inch ribbon and hot glue flowers on it and hang as curtains or streamers from ceiling,use as a rope down the aisle of the ceremony,etc.Hope this helps.

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