(Closed) "green"/reusable centerpieces?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Potted flowers that guests can take home at the end of the night?

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You could rent vases. Or you could buy some (used or new) and pre-sell them here on WB! If you guys drink, you could use wine bottles and recycle them afterwards. I also seen DIY tutorials for cutting the top off of a wine bottle to make it a shorter vase! I was thinking about using wine bottles and just buying the small bottles (and drinking them) for several months. Instead I went with milk glass (bought from garage sales and Craigslist) and I’m going to try to re-sell it after the wedding.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

There are a lot of different ways to do this kind of thing, but I’ve seen a few centerpieces that were either made up of a dessert, like cupcakes or cookies, or an “arrangement” of favors. Not that either of those things are necessary, but it might be a fun way to present them and have them do double duty. A few mason jars with something in them might be a fun and simple option?

Myself, I’m doing a simple vase (yay for Dollar Tree vases!) with local flowers, on a mirror base the venue has but I would skip that if it wasn’t just available, and a few votive holders around it. I’ll probably encourage guests to take most of the vases, arrangements, and votives home (unless my venue wants any of them) and just take one or two arrangements home with us, though that doesn’t sound like its an option for you.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We wanted as much as possible from our wedding to be reusable, and something Out of Town guests could take home. We did very simple centerpieces: martini glasses filled with candy. Most of the candy was eaten, and all but 7 of the martini glasses went home with people (they could pack them in a suitcase). That meant we had one to keep for display with the ribbon tied around it, and the other 6 are in our liquor cabinet waiting for serve up some vodka 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Also, if you want the milk glass look for cheaper, you can get clear glass vases at the dollar store or thrift stores and spray paint them white! There are a lot of DIY tutorials online.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve recently seen stemless wine glasses with a simple candle or floating flower in them.  Small, easy to move, and you could gift them to people nearby!

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