Post # 1
I thought I had it all figured out but I’m torn between a few different centerpice styles.
OPTION #1 I really like white milk glass vases. My first thought was to use about 3 pieces on each round table of 8. I’m using simple yellow flowers such as: gerbera daisies, tulips, daffodils, etc. I was just going to put a few stems in each of the 3 vases. BUT…I have to accumulate at least 30 vases! I have about 6 so far. I figure this will cost me at least $150.00, just for the vases (and we’re trying to stay under our 12K budget, so cost counts everywhere!)
OPTION #2 Same flowers, but in one large sqaure clear vase. Here’s the catch: I can get 12 6x6in vases for FREE. (borrowing from a friend). I would like to wrap the vases in ribbons in my colors, yellow and gray and/or line them with sliced lemons.
AHHHH!! Help me!!
Post # 4
If you’re trying to cut costs, then I would go with the clear vases. Those centerpieces are just as nice and it sounds like you’d save money.
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Post # 6
i love the second one much more and if you can it for free i would go for that! i also love this small glasses with candles within..
Post # 7
I love the second one, it looks really good. Plus you will save money and you can always switch things around. I opt for the second one. 🙂
Post # 9
I like the clear ones way better.
Post # 10
I thnk either option will look good, it just depends on your tastes. Think about it this way, you won’t be seeing that much of your centerpieces that night, it is mostly for your guests to admire – do you think they will really mind if you have clear vases with ribbons instead of milk glass? I doubt it. Stick with the clear vases and keep your budget open for more important things! Don’t get too caught up in the details – either will look great, so you might as well save yourself the money!
Post # 11
We are doing milk glass for our centerpieces along with other mismatch colored glass vases in various sizes. It has been a bit of a chore finding all of them and my old room at my parents’ home is filled with them! But it was a lot of fun finding new different ones and we found a great antique mall that sold me a lot for $1-3 a piece.
But you get the others for free and they look great! If you are truly worried about budget and you won’t regret not using your original idea, I say go for the second ones.
Post # 12
If you are wanting to use milk glass I know I saw a tutorial on here for making faux milk glass….why not use the free vases to make them look like milk glass so you can save money by using the free vases and still get the milk glass vases you are wanting
Post # 13
the second option and it is just a bonus that it is free 🙂
Post # 14
Just a thought, but if you’re borrowing the clear vases, you might want to make sure that there’s someone on lookout for guests taking the centrepieces home as a gift. You’d have to figure out a way to make it clear that the centrepieces are not a give away as they are at a lot of weddings.
Another suggestion, have you checked out your local Freecycle group? It’s a Yahoo Group and I’ve gotten TONS of stuff from my group (as well as given)! It’s amazing! Oh and Craigslist has a free section as well. Plus yard sale season is just about here, so you might be able to score some great vases for a good deal. I know I’m on the hunt for silver teapots for my own centrepieces!
Post # 15
Both would look awesome, so I say go with FREE! 🙂
Post # 16
I love both ideas, but I agree with everyone if you are worried about your budget, then the clear would be the best bet! It is absolutly gorgeous, and if its free then thats even better! 🙂