(Closed) Ice Centrepieces… What do you think??

posted 9 years ago in Decor
  • poll: What do you think?

    YES! Just do it :)

    You could use the money for more important things......

    Other. Please Explain :)

  • Post # 17
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    If you have the money, go for it. They are very pretty and unique. It’s the kind of detail that would get people talking.

    Post # 18
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    you also got to realize when u get 200 plus people in a room dancing and moving the room heats up… they may not last the 8 hours the place quoted you on… that is too much money for centerpieces.. maybe do one or two ice scuplutures on buffet table if u are gonna have it/cake table/head table some place where people can see it but its safe on the side somewhere…

    Post # 19
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    you also got to realize when u get 200 plus people in a room dancing and moving the room heats up… they may not last the 8 hours the place quoted you on… that is too much money for centerpieces.. maybe do one or two ice scuplutures on buffet table if u are gonna have it/cake table/head table some place where people can see it but its safe on the side somewhere…

    Post # 20
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I feel like if you want it do it!  If you have the money, and that is your Splurge i say do it.

    you also could try DYIing it… it looks like it would be pretty easy to do?

    Post # 21
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Such an awesome idea! When I first heard “ice sculptures” in the title. I thought it was going to be dated swan ice sculptures and the like. But THIS, this is awesome. It is such a cool idea, very unique and an amazing conversationstarter (particularlyif you have guests seated with people they may not know too well. Personally, I love it. Especially that it keeps changing and they are a company that have done this before and have therefore thought everything through carefully. The only question I have for them is, what if one of the guests bumps it? Can it be budged enough to cause a mess? There is always going to be one guest that is a little clumsy. If  the company says that’s not a problem and the cost is within your budget I say GO for it!! If clumsy guests could be a problem or it’s too hard to stretch the budget, I’d go for bigger versions around the bridal table only. But in terms of expense, I found out the other day that the roses wrapped around candelabra trailing down to tea lights, that I’ve wanted for so very long, is going to cost $329 per table. Due to the sheer number of roses to achieve the look I loved. We’re now tweaking the design to minimise the number of roses and make things more affordable 🙁

    Post # 22
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    Busy bee

    I voted other, but that’s because my suggestion is somewhere between yes and no.  Like PP have said, if you have the money for it and it really means a lot to you, go for it.  Getting a discount does matter because that can definitely make a different in the final price.  It just depends on the discount.  A 20% discount is nearly $400, so that’s nothing to sneeze at.

    I also wouldn’t be quick to assume that guests would ignore them.  I have to say, I would notice and think they were awesome.  So would pretty much everyone I’ve ever attended a wedding with.  But, that’s going to depend on your guests.  It’s highly variable.

    If you have the budget for them and you really love them, I think you should go for it.  If you really sit back and think about it through the eyes of your guests and think they wouldn’t appreciate them as much as you do, then you might want to question the decision. The same could be said if you’re going to have to cut other things in your plans that you otherwise loved.

    As others have mentioned, you could compromise and do only a few while the other tables have something a little more traditional.  (Or even have something that looks similar, but made of glass.)

    Post # 23
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    TOO expensive!  I think you could find something else you both love.

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think you have a long time until your wedding, so be on the lookout for other centerpieces. These are very expensive – perhaps they will still be very high on your list of priorities closer to the wedding, but likely many other (more vital) expenses will arise. These probably won’t seem quite so cool once you factor in all of the other wedding costs. 

    Post # 25
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    If your wedding is 2014  I would pass for now just because you’ll do so much research btw now and then that you are more likely than not to change your ideas about what you want. I think they’re a lovely idea but only IMO they sound better than they look x

    Post # 26
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2024

    If it is in your budget & what you want, go for it! What are you going to do with traditional centerpieces anyway? If you use real flowers (that wont be much cheaper) they are going to die. If you use fake, they maybe cheaper but, even if you give them away they just sit around collecting dust & wind up in the garbage anyway.

     

    Google ice bowls, if you have a way to store them, you may be able to come up with a DIY idea.

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