Post # 1
My venue (a ballroom) offers free linens, chairs and tables, etc., including some limited stuff for centerpieces (vases, flameless candles and frosted cup things that they go in, round and hexagonal mirrors, nothing TOO fancy, just a few basics).
I’d like to utilize what they offer in an effort to save some money, you know? My only problem is … I don’t know what to do with the vases they have.
They look kind of like this:
only more short and squat (I couldn’t find a good photo on teh internets).
Flowers are out of my budget for the reception, unless it’s like 1-2 stems on each table, and we’re obviously DIYing our centerpieces.
Any ideas what I can do with these bad boys?
ETA: Fall wedding, I’m deadset on having my ‘maids in light yellow print dresses and hopefully the guys will be in dark gray suits, but otherwise I haven’t financially committed to any color scheme – although I’m leaning towards light yellow, gray and rusty orange (maybe pops of bright red?), so I’m pretty flexible!
My bouquet (and my maids’) will probably be white stock, orange snapdragons, maaaaaybe a few orange roses.
Post # 3
What about some sand or something in the bottom and a candle? Or if you want a pop of red put some cranberries floating in their water.
Post # 4
I’m picturing something with some rocks or gems in the bottom with some kind of submerged monogram(plastic) or the First letter of your New last name submerged?
or I found some more.. What about submerged fruit? Very colorful! I love it!
I love anything submerged……… [attachment=755336,97089]
Post # 5
Or if you only can use 1 or 2 stems you could do this….
Post # 6
something I’ve been doing recently with random vases we have lying around the house is drying roses that Fiance gets me, or I just buy myself, and then cutting off the buds and putting them in the vases. It makes for a nice artsy, interesting centerpiece at home. I don’t have any pics to post right now, but if you want I can try when I get home so you can get an idea?
Post # 7
Here are a few ideas:
1.elevate the vases on something- a slice of birch log perhaps? and fill with autumnal fruits or nuts-crabapples, kumquats, walnut, acorns -surround with the flameless candles in small terra cotta pots
2. again with the elevation idea-elevate the vase, only this time turn it upside down, top with a small pumpkin and add vines etc. You could use grapevine to surround the base.
Here’s an example using a white pumpkin:
3. still with using them upside down- elevate the vase -fill it with colored leaves, pheasant feathers etc.
This example is a Mardi Gras theme but changing the colors would be easy.
4. To use right side up, buy small pots of flowers-mums in your colors. Place the pot inside the vase and fill the space between the pot and the vase with acorns or rocks.
5. Place some grapevine curls into the vase. Surround with more grapevine and flowers or small pumpkins, pears, apples, pomegranates etc.
6. Place the vase into a small basket from the dollar store. Fill with greens, or fall leaves. Place the flameless candle in the center. If you used a small fern, you could place it right into the basket-don’t even need the vase.
7.You could use the vases as candle holders with floating candles, or use tealights or votives on top of rocks or nuts. Surround with bittersweet vines with berries or fall leaves
Post # 8
W’re doing a smaller version of this with 2 hydrangea blooms per vase and some votives around it.