Post # 1
My florist and I came up with a really simple design similar to the one in this picture. We were just going to have two blue irises in a clear cylinder vase with silver wire accent (but no bow like the picture). My idea was to have three silver pillar candles of different heights surrounding it.
Now I’m starting to change my mind. The biggest negative with this centerpiece arrangement is that it’s not very tall, and I was hoping for some tall centerpieces to help fill up the space in our high-ceilinged banquet hall. It seems to me that those really tall skinny vases have been overdone, which shies me away from those, not to mention they probably wouldn’t look right with just two irises in them.
What can I do that’s tall, simple, classy, and won’t break the bank? My colors are navy blue and silver. Thanks to anyone who can help!!
Post # 3
Hi, I don’t know what your budget is, or how many centerpieces you need, but silver color trumpet vases might be really good. I would start to google bulk or wholesale trumpet vases. Unless of course, that is the ones that you think are over-done. If you wanted to and if it wouldn’t break the bank you could also do twigs, or other tall flowers in with your irises. Gladiolas come to mind. They are tall and I think they are elegant. Sorry I am not thinking of other ideas right now. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 4
Oh, what about other blue flowers, like delphinium? Maybe that is less money? IDK.?
Post # 5
If your looking for something that hasn’t been overdone, and that is cost effective, take a look at this. Its so unique and would be super easy.
If the wine bottle isn’t your thing, it also shows the centerpeice is ontop of a platform, you would use some sort of block (that you could also cover in fabric to match your colors) or something to prop your vase on that will add drama and height, and allow you to use your same vase.
Post # 6
Just to clarify, this is the tall vase I’m trying to stay away from. It’s about three feet tall. The height is great and they have a nice elegant feel. But every florist, event rental place, and hotel has these in stock, and I just feel like they’re not unique anymore. My two-piece iris bouquet probably wouldn’t look right sitting on top of one of these anyway.
I like the idea of elevating the centerpiece on some kind of block. That’ll give me a few inches at least. 🙂
Are there any other ideas for really tall centerpieces out there?
Post # 7
I think they will lo0ok pretty as is.
Post # 8
How about getting branches, putting them into a pot (paint the pot what ever color you want including silver and either leave the branches natural or paint them white). Secure them in some cement and paint them white. You can hang some small clear votive holders from wire on the tree and have some colored sand in the bottom of the holder or some crystals (clear or colored). You can add ribbons, crystals, and even your flowers to the branches too! Have the flowers cut and put into the small water holder things and attach to the branches with the ribbons and use pretty bows to cover the holders.
These you could make as tall as you want. You can buy branches already cut…there are places online or go out and get your own from trees/bushes in your area.
On top of the cement put some moss or even crystals to cover it…and sprinkle with some more flower petals.
A great place for tea light candles that last 7 hours and are in clear cups instead of those ugly silver ones is www.CountryLightCandle.com. I wish I would have found them before my son’s wedding because his candles only lasted for 2 hours! They are also working on a tea light to work for 20 hours now too! This is the ONLY place that I buy my candles from now. Almost all are soy and clean burning. Can you tell I LOVE this place? They have tons of cool things besides candles too.
Good luck and I’m sure whatever you use will be beautiful and unique to you.