Post # 1
I am being so indecisive, and I really need to make up my mind! Therefore, I am asking for your opinions on what I should do for centerpieces. I am having 3 different centerpieces, and I’m DIYing all of them. All of them will be on a mirror with 4-5 votives around it. One centerpiece will be shallow bowls with 3 floating candles. The second will be a lantern. The third is where my dilema is occuring. I bought 16″ eiffel tower vases off craigslist, as seen below.
What to do with the vases has been my struggle. Since we have a budget of $11,500 for a 275 person wedding, I really need to stretch my money. I have thought about gathering branches, possibly spray painting them, and then hot glueing tiny flowers on them, kind of like this.
Sort of like the first one, but with the tiny flowers like the second picture (sorry for the massive pictures.
However, I have also experimented at Hobby Lobby, and I created a simple floral arrangement that I like. It would cost more, but would be so much easier to do.
I am leaning towards just doing the floral arrangement, but I don’t know if it looks too cheap. What do you think? Which centerpiece should I do?
Post # 3
Anyone else have any ideas?
Post # 4
Could you use one set of vases for something else, like use the lanterns to line the aisle then you could do maybe just the tower vases for centerpieces and use the bowls for decorating the guestbook table, etc? I thought about doing 2 different centerpieces too, because there were 2 I really liked, but my decorator talked me out of that and into doing just 1. She said with 2 it kind of looks like we ran out of money or centerpieces to have all the same ones and it would look better with just one type. Thats also based on us having a large banquet room so ours (which are tower vases with ostrich feathers in them) won’t be too much or too overwhelming.
If you’re looking for cheap decent silk flowers, check out afloral.com, they have tons of stuff at decent prices. I don’t know what Hobby Lobby’s prices are like but afloral is well priced.
Post # 5
those styles are so different I think it really depends on the atmosphere of your venue and the time of your wedding. can you get back with JUST the other two designs? keep in mind that taller centerpieces obstruct the guests’ view of what’s going on, it blocks their views of YOU, makes it difficult to converse with people at their table, and no one likes to be stuck at the back of the room especially behind these …just things to consider. also, depending on how many tables you have, the comment from the previous Bee makes sense. you dont want the tables to look like you have too many random styles/designs. good luck with your decision!