(Closed) For those who DIY centerpieces…

posted 7 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Who set up your DIY reception centerpieces?
    DOC/wedding planner : (3 votes)
    18 %
    My awesomely talented venue "coordinator" : (3 votes)
    18 %
    Designated family member/friend : (3 votes)
    18 %
    I came in early and did them MYSELF! (gasp) : (8 votes)
    47 %
    The caterer, because they had to put the linens on anyway : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    3364 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    My Wedding Planner and DOC said if I took an exact set up picture that would help her! =) But she would be taking care of this for me! Thank God! Best of luck!

    Post # 4
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    2192 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    A friend of my sister, who I know is just as perfectionist as me, offered to do the decor for the wedding the day of.  As a thank you of sorts we are inviting her to the wedding. 🙂  I plan to pack each table individually in a box with a large picture on the box of what each table should look like so that there is no question.  Just remember on the day of to breathe and even if they are not perfect looking to you they look great to everyone else!  (ok maybe I’m telling myself this more than you.;)

    Post # 7
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    2512 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    My venue will set it up but I will come the night before to set up a mock table so they know what to base the rest on.

    My centerpieces are simple anyways.

    Post # 8
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    The owner of my venue did it all. The day before I showed her everything I had and what I wanted to do with it, and I was sure she’d forget everything. But it was all so beautifully done on wedding day!

    Post # 9
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    2192 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @caseylynn19:  I will have around 20 as well.  It is a lot of boxes but to save money and DIY its worth it!  Our venue allows storage up to 3 days before the event but the floral arrangements will be made 2 days before and the bouquets, etc. the day before so we will prob just drop everything off the day before.  Borrowing a big truck for that one!

    Post # 10
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    3520 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Hi twin!  I’m doing it myself (I know, I know), but for my sister’s wedding, all of the BMs helped.  We had everything loaded in one of our cars and then bolted after the ceremony to the venue to decorate once the Bridesmaid or Best Man pics were done.  Luckily, someone remembered the champagne, so it was fun!

    Post # 11
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    2580 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Mine are semi-DIY. I came up with the concept and am going to order the bulk floral and supplies, but I hired a DOC mainly for this reason. To save money and combine expenses, we hired her on for floral arranging also instead of getting a florist. We’re doing a bouquet/centerpiece trial in a few weeks to make sure we’re clear on how things will look, but I’m going to leave it to her. I know I’m not the type of person who could handle taking care of it myself on the day of the wedding!

    @baletrina: I love this idea about putting all of the supplies in a box with a picture outside! I am totally going to do that. Thanks!

    Post # 12
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    1690 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I am having vintage birdcages filled with Sweet peas, and i will get the sweet peas myself and fill them the day before the wedding,  and the hotel manager has told me that if i can drop them off to her the night before, she will keep them cool,  and set them on the tables for me first thing in the morning,  the same with the table seating plan,  if i give her a list and diagram of who goes where, she will set out the favors and place settings. and she will also set out the cake that morning, so i will take that the night before too.  

    this will save a lot of time the day of the wedding.   

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