Post # 1
We’re having 150 people so there will be about 15 tables. I cannot afford $100 flower centerpieces for each table – that’s $1500 for flowers!! I just can’t reconcile it. I’m spending my $ on alcohol, food and entertainment. So, have to be creative with centerpieces. Any other ideas?? Or good, cheap florist?? Wedding is next May.
Post # 3
What kind of feel do you want for your reception?
I’m doing five different size vases on each table with colored water (red) and floating candles, plus votives on the table and scattered rose petals. My florist is doing all the set up and everything, I just have to get the vases to her before the wedding, and pick it up at some point after. I think in total it’s costing me like $50 a table. (and I can always sell the vases afterwards).
If you want something more floral – maybe go with potted flowers or greenery.
Post # 4
I’m working with Perla & Co in Hawthorne. I’m doing somewhat extravagent centerpieces…but they were WAY under what I was quoted by other florists…so you may want to try her. I believe Mrs. Bee did a write-up on her awhile back…I think she provided a centerpiece for a bee meet-up or some such thing.
Post # 5
what is your venue? colors? and do you have a theme? Maybe easier to suggest good ideas if we knew these things:) helping give ideas is always fun:)
Post # 6
Try the flower district in manhattan for less expensive flowers and to get an idea of the variety of flowers/colors available. If you decide what you want, and then purchase directly from the wholesalers (you can walk off street and get the wholesale prices; you just pay tax).
Then maybe hire someone on the day of to help put it all together. This may save you a good amount. If you dont have vases, I recommend also purchasing in the same district or renting vases…also check the classifieds on this board for sellers of vases.
Hope This Helps
Post # 7
Thank you all for info!!! There’s no real theme. It’s at a nice Hilton in North Jersey. Room is beautiful with beautiful chandeliers. I want my colors to be pale yellow. It’s a spring wedding.
Post # 8
Did you think about using something other than flowers or are you set on some sort of flowers? What about just doing different heights of vases with floating candles ? You could also just put some color of beads or rocks in the vase and then put the floating candle on top. You could also do like fake flower petals scattered on the table. I always think that candles are such a great alternative…romantic and they provide light!
Post # 9
I had exactly the same issue so what we ended up doing was renting silver 5-arm candleabras from our venue and my florist is scattering greenery and rose petals around them- I saved a lot of money by agreeing to supply the candles myself (hello Christmas Tree Shop!)
Post # 10
Call Kay at:
<h3 class=”r”>Beers Flowers</h3>
33 Oak St.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
She totally helped me out with all of our floral arrangements! She knew we were under a tight budget and worked with us for our centerpieces, our bouquets, etc.
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2020 - The Venetian
try connie Riemer – her phone number is 973-445-0036 or 973-850-7920. i used her and LOVED our flowers. we didn’t spend that much on flowers because we didnt have a large budget for it, but she worked with what we could afford.
Post # 12
Does it have to be flowers? You can have candles or other things as centerpieces. My friend had what looked like huge wine glasses in assorted heights that she got at HomeGoods of all places and it looked fabulous