Post # 1
Here’s my idea, I saw Mrs. Lemon’s post about plumerias and candles and fell in love with it. However, I can’t afford all those glasses. I’ve price shopped for them EVERYWHERE and just can’t seem to find the good deals she did. Anywho, I’m thinking fish bowls! With actual fish inside them! I’d like to have the plumerias around the fishbowl. eh.. It all makes sense in my head! lol.. I’m still brainstorming the centerpieces so idk.. but i’ll update you guys when i decide on something..
Another idea I had was to just stick the plumerias in the fishbowls and around as well..
What do you all think?
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's GrandparentsÃ¢Â€Â™ Ranch
I would be too sad to have dead little fish on my wedding; maybe you can have floating candles with fish shapes, or something else that could look cute with the flowers around, like color stones, or just a candle inside 🙂
Post # 4
I’d have to agree with poodle about the fish…that would just suck!! And what would you do with them all after the wedding??
Post # 5
I say give the fishes away as favors 😀
Post # 6
If you type “fish centerpiece” in the search box above, you can see a few board posts that have been written about them. Some people have had some really bad experiences with the fish dying, and I’m sure that’s not what you want! I vote for using floating candles, if you want to bring in a bit of water element. Or, have you checked Ikea or local Dollar stores for their bulk glasses, if you want to do something more like what Mrs. Lemon did?
Post # 7
I love plumerias. Their look is so classic and the scent is divine. One word of caution is that they do bruise/brown very quickly.
Post # 8
I can tell you from experience with live fish – it’s not a good idea. I used to work for a catering company and never once was anyone able to pull it off. More often than not, the fish were dead before the reception started. I don’t know why wedding coordinators go along with the idea. Probably because they’re not the ones that have to flush the dead fishies!
Plumerias are beautiful! I also like the look of submerged flowers.
Post # 9
I wouldn’t have live fish
Post # 10
It’s a controversial issue. I’m planning to just have one table with a fishbowl as a centerpeice, as an inside joke for that table. I personally wouldn’t mind if that one fish won’t last. One of the threads discusses this at length. However, I wouldn’t want every single table to have a live fish in a fishbowl. I know it’s sad to have dead fish but it also makes logistics of setting up and taking down more troublesome.
Post # 11
I am not so sure about the fish idea!
If they do end up making it – will anyone actually want to take a fish home like at a fair?
I love the idea of the flowers in the fish bowls though!
Post # 12
I like the flowers and fishbowls, but have you thought about having fake floating fish? I don’t know if it would achieve the look you’re going for, but if you’re set on having fish, there are aquarium “ornaments” that you could get:
It would take the worries away about dead floating fish. 🙂
Post # 13
How about shells and sand and sandollars or starfish? You can find them at Michael’s and they make a gorgeous arrangement! No worrying about dead floaty fishies.
As a guest, and an animal lover, I’d see that fish, know I’d have to take it home after the party, then go purchase a bowl for it, give a lecture to my son about taking care of yet another animal at my home already filled with animals, and then having yet one more thing to do at the end of the week..scrubbing a fish bowl! NOT my kinda favor. I like getting cake, cookies, candies, chocolate (oh heavens yes) and measuring spoons, and candles and picture frames. I don’t have to scrub them and some of them just become a fond, fond wedding memory (oh godiva chocolate wedding cake favor..how I love thee!)
Post # 14
Or maybe coral pieces in your wedding colors?
Post # 15
Ooooh coral! Nice touch flipflopbride! Me likey that idea!