(Closed) I think I hate my centre peices!

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
1044 posts
Bumble bee

What sort of wedding are you having?  Is it outdoors or indoors?  Fancy or casual?  Why don’t you just order orchids to have as centerpieces.  You can buy them at Costco for only $15 a piece.  They’ve also got really cute ones at Trader Joes, but that’s here in San Diego, CA.  I’m not sure if they have any up there in Canada.

Post # 5
127 posts
Blushing bee

Hang some tea candles on the branches!



Post # 11
1044 posts
Bumble bee

What about this?  It may be a bit too Christmas-y, but I saw it on HGTV a while back.  It’s consists of berries with ivy branches that stick out with white roses that go over them.


Post # 12
1023 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Well, one easy thing to do might be to add ribbon and or raffia  tied around the vases. I would definitely add more flowers. If you want a cheap way to spice up, I would look at specialty paper/scrapebook squares or patterned fabric to put under the vases. I like your idea of adding candles as well. Maybe put a few flowers and river rocks (or something) around the base of the vase as well.

Post # 13
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

You’re on the right track!

I would skip using the white vase. It’s a little stark and distracts the eyes from the flower arrangement. Maybe try it with a clear cylinder vase instead? 

Post # 14
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House

I agree with Pinot Grigio on the vases- if you replace them with clear vases and add some votive candles I think it will soften the look.  I’m not sure about online resources… but try the Dollar Store, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Joanns- look for sales & coupons!  If you don’t mind variety, you may also want to check your local thrift store or Goodwill.

Post # 15
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I know you are trying to save money, maybe not replace the vase but wrap it with fabric/ribbon/ paper. Kind of like this: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/photogallery/50-great-centerpieces?lnc=&rsc=lpg&lpgStart=1&currentslide=39&currentChapter=1#ms-global-breadcrumbs

 or http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/photogallery/50-great-centerpieces?lnc=&rsc=lpg&lpgStart=1&currentslide=50&currentChapter=1#ms-global-breadcrumbs


Or if you tie the branches together on the inside of the vase you may have a look you enjoy more. I was looking at this picture: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/photogallery/50-great-centerpieces?lnc=&rsc=lpg&lpgStart=1&currentslide=7&currentChapter=1#ms-global-breadcrumbs when I came up with this idea.  

I also noticed a trend of paper baging the vase. Slip a brown lunch bag over the vase, it’ll calm down the contrast between the white and the dark brown and purple.  

Post # 16
1392 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

The piece looks a little sparse I would try to add in some dried babys breath or other small dried flower bunches to fill it out a bit (maybe even dried eucalyptus)…then to tie it together with the vase I would wrap the vase in ribbon that cooridinates with the color of the orchids..also, maybe fill the vase with some small river stones to fill it out…Hope this helps

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