Post # 1
I have my centerpiece design all set and have done a mockup (which I don’t have a pic of on this computer of course!)
I’m going with milk glass vases/jars/etc with dried wildflowers (thanks to suggestions by other Bees! Thank you!)
Think of this, but with milk glass in various sizes:
The thing is, my table linens are white and I’d like to separate the white vases from the white table linens a bit. I need color! Most of the tables will have 3-5 vases/bottles because they’re all different shapes and sizes. I was thinking maybe doilies but they mostly come in white (the green paper ones I can find are cheesy looking) and I need something about 14-16″ wide. My tables are circular.
Circular would be best, but I’m willing to try anything. Also, my wedding is in July outdoors under a tent, so flower petals or other drieds spread around probably wouldn’t work, I’m afraid they might blow around.
Any thoughts/ideas? Anyone know where I could get cheap (I mean, dirt cheap) runners or table toppers?
Post # 3
We put mirrors under our centerpieces. Is that an option? I’m not sure if it fits your theme, but it’s pretty.
Also, I love the mock up! Beautiful! 🙂
Post # 4
You could probably dye the doilies?
Post # 5
What about stones:
or a antique serving tray like on the left:
or maybe wood slabs like some of the bees on here have done.
It really depends on your theme. I love milk vases though. Your idea seems lovely so far.
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Post # 7
Try fabric squares. They are pre-cut squares that are intended to be used in quilting. You could have different colors on each table or go for a more uniform look, depending on what you want. You can also finish the edge by using some iron-on hemming tape (available at wal-mart). Or buy fabric and cut it to the size you want (that’s what I did).
That’s what I did with our tables.
Post # 8
@jieters: I have heard of people saving a few bucks by using chair sashes as table runners, but I guess it depends on how big the tables are.
What about a decorative paper runner? There are some papers that virtually look like cotton or lace and you wouldn’t have to sew them.
Post # 10
It looks pretty! like a rustic vintage style – have you thought of being different and maybe using vintage toile traytable tops? Like this etsy has here?
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Post # 12
I would arrange leaves and greenery around the bottom. The green would really go well with the white linen/glass and pink of the flowers.
Post # 13
You are all so awesome! Thank you so much for all the suggestions – I see some really great ideas, now I have some research to do!!!
And this is why I LOVE weddingbee – I was at my wits end, totally out of ideas and now I have like 10 to choose from 😉
Post # 14
I would probably make a runner or use a scarf. I actually just bought a bunch from H&M to use on my tables. They were pretty cheap.
Post # 15
maybe a simple wood base with crackle paint, like this?
Post # 16
We are using round slabs of wood as a base, with mason jars and flowers and branches for a more rustic look. Slabs of wood are easy to come by and if you are in upstate NY, go to a mennonite saw mill and they may be able to cut you a deal!!