Post # 1
It’s once again time to ask you lovely bees for some help.
I am stuck between two centerpieces, but before I get into here is some background on my wedding.
- It is going to be a small wedding, 36-40 people tops. Mainly family.
- This wedding is very low budget and a lot of DIY by myself.
- It is an outdoor wedding taking place July 15th, 2013.
- My wedding colors are black, gold, canary/yellow, soft pink and blue.
The first centerpiece idea is very easy to do, I can pick up the items at the dollar store.
The second centerpiece is the use of mason jars which I already have the needed amount at home so I wouldn’t have to spend money buying expensive mason jars, yay me! I want to tint them myself and I would need to go to Ben Franklins, or Michaels for that but all in all the cost would be minimal, about the same as centerpiece one.
For centerpiece two I would have to pick up a bouquet at my local flower shop which could cost about $10 but that doesn’t worry me. I am more interested with what would go better with the final design of the centerpiece.
Whatever you bees choose as your favorite remember this: I want it to go with this:
We are going to sprinkle come fake black and gold diamonds around the centerpiece, place one of our favorite “date movies” and also have some of my FI’s favorite candy – Caramel Hershey Kisses around the centerpiece. So what do you girls think?
I am pretty much stuck on one or the other, so if you would have to choose one please let me know! If you wouldn’t choose either you don’t need to post.
Thank you ladies!
Edit: The centerpieces will represent a part of me and a part of my Fiance. He loves movies and I prefer a soft quirky elegance hence two different themes in one centerpiece.
Post # 3
I like the first one because I’ve never seen it at a wedding yet, looks unique and pretty, it goes with the other a little better I think, annndd it’ll be least stressful to make/assemble.
You can’t go wrong either way though, both are cute.
Post # 4
@PixelMePretty: That is what I thought when I saw centerpiece number one. I was like, “I’ve never seen this before, awesome!” I like the idea of the upside down glass the most.
Post # 5
I like the first. I remember seeing something like that while researching and thinking that I really wanted to do that.. I’m doing something else but I really really wanted to do that originally
Post # 6
@Woodstock: What did you end up doing for your centerpieces that made you choose differently?
Post # 7
I like the look of the second ones better on their own, but I think the first would go better with your theme.
Post # 8
I think the first one would look best with the DVD and candy setup. Will you stick to the soft yellow, pink and blue for the candle and flower colors or will you also include the black and gold?
Post # 9
@JoJoDahling: oh just that it didn’t really fit with my feel.. and the venue gives us the use of a crap ton of different vases… I’m doing a submerged flower thingy in a hurricane vase with floating candles, a mirror, clear/pearly glass rocks, votives, and a purple napkin (to go under the mirror)
here’s the link that I was discussing it on earlier today…
Post # 10
@jennicole01: Thank you for your input. ^_^
@MrsBot: The candles will be black and gold but the flowers will be pink/yellow.
@Woodstock: You lucked out with the venue! Great pick, I like the idea of your centerpiece, I looked into that for a bit myself, you have wonderful taste.
Thank you every thus far for your helpful and polite posts, you’re making this a very enjoyable experience!
Post # 11
I like the upside down glasses better. They’re a little sleeker and more unique than the mason jars. Especially if you’re going to go with movie/candies, I would find the mason jars are a litlte more vintagey/rustic than the look you seem to be going for.
Post # 12
At first I really liked choice two but i read that your wedding is in July sumer time and when i read that your colors were black, gold, canary/yellow, soft pink and bluei figured you would have a little more fun with choice #1 because in the pucture you posted it looked funand soft with the flowers like pink and blue, but could still pull of the warn colors like the Yellow and and gold you have as the candels.
I agree that the fist look is more unique and it certainly would make for a great conversation piece as well 🙂
Post # 13
@SapphireSun: You’re right, centerpiece one has unqiueness, but centerpiece two is vintage which is another reason why I like it. You made me love both even more! lol.
@SherylAA: You bring out a great point about it being a conversational piece, this centerpiece is unique enough and quirky enough people to just stare at it, and talk about it. Thank you~
Post # 14
Hon, your wedding is outside. In July. Candy and candles on the tables will melt. I’ve been a cater waiter and have worked a million and a half outdoor weddings and I promise you that candles and candy will melt in less than half an hour if it’s 80 degrees or hotter outside.
Post # 15
@zomgwut: 80 degrees in Washington State? hahahahaha! This summer is the first time we hit 90 for three days in over 2 years. Plus I will be in the shade and by water, so it will be cooler.
edit: plus that 90 degree weather didn’t come until August, it stayed in the high 70’s in July.
Post # 16
The 2nd one doesn’t really go with the movie theme.
I like the first one. It reminded me of Beauty and the Beast when I first saw it.