(Closed) I have 43 days to come up with new centerpieces.

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

dollartree.com has some great offers!

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

What is your color scheme? Do you have a theme?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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 🙂

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Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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 Frown

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I LOVE the look of floating candles!!! Find something affordable and get some floating candles for in there!

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