(Closed) Food centerpiece idea? No flowers. Tacky? Pictures!

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
6359 posts
Bee Keeper

I don’t think it’s tacky. I have strong feelings about tacky and this isn’t it.

Then again I don’t have mentality of ‘it needs to be better than x in y’s eyes’… I wouldn’t even know how to assess that… so I really don’t know how y (the majority of your guests) would perceive it. Since your Fiance probably has a clear idea of what ‘better’ would involve, I’d suggest he’s the best person to consult on it.

Post # 4
491 posts
Helper bee

I’m not sure that I would feel like the food was really supposed to be a centerpiece, I would just assume it is bread on th table…

Also, with the sangria jars, they would have to be set up off the tables so the spout would work and might be too much of a barrier to the people across the table. It could also be awkward for the person closest to the spout – you don’t want them to feel like they are bartending your wedding. 

Post # 7
1716 posts
Bumble bee

I think thats a great idea!

And maybe favors could be those cheese knives? You know? With some nummy gorumet mini cheeses as like table scatter? Or, you could even make the table number/place card? With like some you know those glass bowls they use for tea lights? You could put a mini cheese in it and put the name card in the cheese with a tooth pick maybe…I dont know that could be silly if not done right.

Anyway, I think it could be really pretty if you do it right and it seems like you have a great plan. Not tacky at all.

Post # 8
1917 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

That’s really cute.  I’ve also seen, maybe on weddingbee, where a bride had a cake at each table to serve as wedding cake and the table number.  They sat on cake stands and they served it after dinner.

Post # 9
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I honestly think this is a great idea! You’d just have to work out the whole spout placement thing for the drinks. I spent a lot of time/money on “creative” centerpieces for my wedding and I really wish I would have done something like this instead! The drink jars will add color to the room and the food will keep your guests happy!

Post # 10
4193 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

You can get votive candles really cheap- I picked up ours at Big Lots. I don’t view food as a centerpiece, unless it’s a bowl of fruit, for example. (Although cakes on each table could maybe work.)

Having sangria on each table sounds really messy- I can see that ending up on the tableclothes- and how is that going to work? People reaching across the table to refill?

Post # 11
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would love the food idea! I agree a little with some people not knowing it’s a centerpiece and that would only be upsetting because it looks like delicious food going to waste!

We had no flowers as centerpieces. We bought a buttload of jars in different sizes and put candles in them. They were so popular we actually just lent them out to another wedding last weekend. They did the same thing but tied twine around each jar which I must admit made it look even better than I thought ours did!


Post # 12
39 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

I like it!

Post # 13
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I like the bread basket idea and the individual cakes that a PP suggested, but not the drinks in the center of the table.  That just seems awkward and sort of messy.  Definitely use the cute jars, but put them as a separate drink table that people can serve themselves from.

Here are some images I found that could help you:

Bread/edible centerpiece

Non-floral centerpiece: Bread Baskets

Make a Cheese “Cake”   This pretty centerpiece made of wheels of cheese is drop-dead easy. Choose pretty flowers and herbs in season—lavender would be perfect. Serve with your favorite crackers or French bread rounds. cheese “cake” that could be served with bread baskets

Here is a link to a couple’s wedding where they used lemons & limes as centerpieces.  They had it in their backyard for under 10k and it looked really cute http://www.younghouselove.com/wedding-album/

Post # 14
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think it’s nice, and as an idea NOT tacky. It could look tacky if it’s not done correctly, but the same could be true for flowers, candles, and other more traditional centerpieces. I think you should go for it!

Post # 15
2523 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think it’s an awesome idea. More useful than flowers, and you can eat it!

Post # 16
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I like the bread basket photos just posted. There are also really pretty, but cheap centerpieces that can be made from candles. Check the DIY section and DIY boards for ideas.

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