Post # 16
Wow that seems expensive to me, sorry.
I DIY’d my centrepieces and organza table runners, total around £90 ($120).
Agree with Denise and other PPs that its not worth spending money or resources on something the majority of people don’t notice anyway. Our whole wedding was an exercise in paring down to the bare essentials, important details and things we really wanted rather than thought we ‘should’ have or the wedding industry told us we should…. not because we couldn’t afford to pay more than we did, but because we agreed that we didn’t want to blow a fortune on just one day or be wasteful.
DIY meant we could match our flowers and colours exactly. We also upcycled, used excess fabric from my veil and ended up with items that could either be gifted or kept and used again, which all fits with our reduce/reuse/recycle philosophy.
Post # 17
Mine will be around $45 a piece, they will only be around 8″ tall, plain square vases and mostly hydranga because that’s what I could afford. I don’t remember how much the runners were but I think I’m renting them for around $8 a piece.
Post # 18
That seems expensive to me but it may be regional. I live in a low cost of living area so the materials alone are cheaper where I live. We are using fur tree wreaths with antique crystal oil lamps in the center and gold mercury glass votives. Each oil lamp was about $20, votives $.50, and the wreaths are $12 so that brings us to a grand total of about $34-$35 per table.
Post # 19
There are a lot of beautiful, budget-friendly centerpiece ideas on this thread/forum. That’s just not what everyone is looking for. I spent $150 on each of my floral centerpieces and I’m glad I did. Pricing can be somewhat regional – that was the best price any florist I quoted gave me for centerpieces, but it might have been cheaper if I lived somewhere else.
Post # 20
About $300 for all flowers & centerpieces.
Post # 21
Our tall ones were around $100 and the small ones were around $65. Very pleased with how they turned out. Mixing tall and short was a money saver and also added dimension to the space.
Post # 22
I really think you need to determine what your priority is. Yes to some that’s expensive, but you get what you pay for in most cases. What is ok for me or another bee is situational. Here are photos of mine (one of them is cell phone sorry). They itemized out to $110 for the low box (9×9?) and $85 each for the lanterns, this included the box, lanterns, vases, and flowers. Sales tax and delivery was 8% of total and 10% respectively. I also attached my bouquet which I love. There’s just no way I could DIY this and flowers were important since our venue was an enclosed courtyard with lots of green shrubery.
Post # 23
Those all look so gorgeous! For those of you who DIY’d, how did you transport the centerpieces/bouquets?? I’m trying to figure out the logistical nightmare that is diong my own flowers…
Post # 24
I went the cheapy route. I really hated spending money on something hardly anyone will remember. And our venu has some TINY tables, so I wanted really modest center pieces.
Do I **LOVE** them? No. Are they doable for our brunch wedding? Yes.
The vases were $.60 each. We are going to use fresh flowers (babys breath and lavendar).
I have some of those all eiffle tower vases for the bridal party table, no idea what I am doing with those yet lol
Not sure how to put the ribbon, a bow, maybe just hot glue the strip?
This is just a really rough example, our wedding isnt until Nov:
Post # 25
My sister has a hatchback, so we put all the seats down flat. We got a lot of cardboard boxes and put the vases into the boxes and then added newspaper around the sides to make sure it wasn’t wobbly. She put enough water in the vase to keep the flowers alive during transport, and then added more water with a little watering can when we arrived. It was like a garden on wheels! Haha
Post # 26
We are doing Greenery Table runners which are $65/table, 3 bud vases per table which are $5/each and candles.
Total will be able $85 CAD per table. This in the inspiration photo
Post # 27
I think centerpieces are one of those things that some people think it’s worth a little bit of splurging (fresh flowers, lighting, speciality vases, etc.) But I’m in the camp that I’d rather spend extra on other things.
Our wedding was in December so I bought glass vases of different sizes at the Dollar Tree. You can order online too if you’re interested! Then we bought fake evergreen from the dollar store. I think it was like 5 packages. And then we had a few bags of cranberries and floating candles. We only had about 70 people or so, so it was a small reception. But we probably only spent about $30 total on the centerpieces. And we can reuse the vases!
Post # 28
Ours were similar to that, but the eucalyptis (which is popular this year) was $300 and ivy was $280. I told the florist to go with an less popular green. I guess its cause we are right outside of Boston.
Post # 29
How long are your tables? Ours are 6 foot, its possible your tables are longer. And ours will be mainly Italian Ruscus, Eucalyptus, olive tree and ferns. She is also not actually ‘sewing’ them together as a runner, they will be loose on the table. If she made them as a proper runner they would have been considerably more expensive
Post # 30
I totally meant to spend less than I did..
$350 candles, $159 flowers, $100 table runners
We’re doing one very long table (u shaped) so it’s hard to count per centrepiece.