Post # 1
Before voting, here are some things to keep in mind:
* the tables will be large & square (seating 12 people)
* tablecloths will be white & there will be a blue runner down the center
* I already purchased 82 floating candles so I have to use them lol
* I am also planning on using “acrylic ice sprinkle” around the centerpieces to add a little something. It will look kind of like this:
Here is my original idea: To put 1 shallow bowl on each table with a few candles floating inside. The “ice” will be sprinkled all along the runner. I might add flower petals in the water with the floating candles.
Problem: These shallow glass bowls are expensive and I think they are a little small for the large tables. (the lowest price I’ve found in store or online is $6.99 and I’d need 20-25. That’s $140 – $175)!
My new idea: Buy 3 – 5 smaller, singular candle holders and put 1 candle in each holder. So there will be 3-5 of these individual holders on each table. I could spread them out to “lengthen” the table (take up more room). I would still use the runner and ice. I found these holders for 99 cents a piece so I could do each table for $4 or $5 bucks ($80 – $100 – much cheaper than the above option).
Problem: I’ve never really seen floating candles done this way and not sure how it would look. Here’s a pic I took on my kitchen table:
Let me know what you think! Other ideas are welcome but I need to use the floating candles because I’ve already bought an entire case. lol
Post # 3
@Stace126: with bigger tables, have you thought about going up, as in using taller vases to add more visual?
Post # 4
I’ve seen these at Wal-Mart as potpurri bowls but I”m not sure how much they are. I think the large bowls look better than multiple small ones. If the large ones are too much maybe you can do one candle in a tall skinny cylinder vase. Check the dollar store.
Post # 5
I actually LOATHE tall centerpieces. lol
I think they’re too fussy and your guests can’t see each other over them.
(shrugs) Just not my style, but thanks for the suggestions!
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
What about checking out the dollar store? For slightly larger glass vases/bowls. Me… I am a fan of one large one AND a few small ones around it!! I know that might not help 😛 But then the dollar store might have a medium size bowl (for cheap! I bought star shaped bowls and they are nice quality!) and then a couple of the small ones as well?
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
Either that, or maybe more like 7 of the small glasses… I know all this continues to bump up your price, I just think with a large table you might need just a bit more…
By The Way, LOVE the acrylic ice sprinkle 🙂
Post # 8
I love this!!! Maybe you could do something like this, just smaller bowls. This you could add little tea light candles around so it wouldn’t look so plain with the little crystals. Tea light candlers are super cheap too at the dollar store!
Post # 9
I’m for the smaller bowls – I think they’ll look fantastic!
Post # 10
If you’re not so much worried about your tables being 100% uniform, you could check out thrift stores for bowls and containers. And if youwant to get rid of all those floating candles, you could sell them before you get too stuck on decor, on sites like craigslist or here on the classifides. I really like the pic Mrs_Garmon posted.