Post # 1
So we were going to do candy centerpieces, but Fiance has changed his mind, he is afraid people won’t go from table to table and it will flop. So now we are doing a candy buffet, pretty standard on that, but now I have no idea what to do for my centerpieces! I am DIYing all my decor, so I have already ordered my flowers for the bouquets and honestly its not in the budget to do major flower centers, I was thinking maybe carnations and babys breath, but even that seems to be almost as much as I am paying for my roses….any ideas? I was thinking maybe a skinny vase with a few flowers in it and candles/votives around it. With some rose petals strewn about….and other ideas? I am at a loss!
Post # 4
You don’t have to use flowers if you think it’d be too expensive. What about taking small vases and putitng clear colored rocks in the bottom and putting water in them then floating a candle on the top.
Post # 5
Why don’t you still keep the candy concept? Instead of one glass jar…how about 3 smaller, different shaped ones w/ votives around them? Each jar can be decorated w/ different ribbons around them. That way each table will have a variety of at least 3 different candies…and people can still mingle around and steal off of othr tables!
Post # 6
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Post # 7
What is your color scheme? Do you have a theme?
Post # 8
depending on your colour scheme…gerber daisies (I arranged for a very LARGE shower with a local grocery store to get them ordered and set up) or vases with fruit in them (whole lemons, etc)
or a glass bowl with floating candles in them (or a goldfish, if you want something offbeat)
Post # 9
Dollar Tree has vases for $1 and they are quite pretty and come in several different shapes. You could put some colored rocks in the bottom of that and float a candle on the top, and then maybe strew some candy or rose petals around the base in the center of the table.
I also personally like plain baby’s breath bouquets. You could just take a bunch of baby’s breath and tie it with a ribbon and stand it up in the middle.
Post # 10
This is what we were going to do but then our venue offered us free center pieces.
You can get everything from a dollar store or Ikea. I had already bought the rocks then sold them on a classifieds website 🙂
Post # 11
I like marlew’s idea – just don’t put goldfish and floating candles in the same dish… we tried that once and the fish died
Post # 12
I really have to advise against goldfish, period. What happens to the goldfish when the wedding is over? I’ve also heard of guests mess around with them which isn’t fair.
Post # 13
my future bro in law was in a wedding and they had a vase with goldfish, someone at every table got to take it home (his is still alive a year later..)
Post # 14
I actually loved the goldfish idea. I got a goldfish from an event once, and kept it for a long time, and think they make neat centerpieces. I’ve never seen people messing with them (in a mean way), but I’m sure there are those who would, so that might be a concern.
Post # 15
Not knowing your colors…. what about fresh fruit? Green apples, red apples, oranges, lemons, pears, etc.? You could try a different fruit at aech table ,or if one matches your wedding colors, all the same. Clear, glass containers would be key, to be sure all of the color is seen… either low, square, glass containers or tall, thin, glass containers.
Best of all, the fruit can be eaten afterwards or donated to a local soup kitchen or homeless shelter…
Post # 16
I LOVE the look of floating candles!!! Find something affordable and get some floating candles for in there!