Post # 1
I am trying to cut cost on the centerpiece as the florist is charging minimum of 40.00 + container rental per piece. With 10+ tables, the cost will add up. Another florist who was going to charge me 65.00 per piece suggested to use floating flower in a bowl or something and get the container/beads myself to save some money.
Does anyone have good suggestions where to get cheap clear container?
My color theme is dark purple with lime green. Florist suggested a couple spider mums inside the bowl. Any bees have any other ideas on flower/things to use inside the bowl?
Post # 3
I had silver floating candles that were shaped like flowers. I bought them at Michael’s and they weren’t too pricey. They looked romantic and sweet. I set the bowls on mirrors and sprinkled fake flowers petals around the centerpiece to tie it all together.
Post # 4
I got cheap glass vases at ACMoore on sale for $5 each then we decided we wanted really tall ones so we got semi cheap ones at Michaels with 40% off coupons… it was a lot of trips but we saved a ton of money!
Post # 5
Oh and you could use fairy berries in the bowl… I want to use these in my wedding somewhere too…
http://vimeo.com/25160824 they flash slowly
you could use food coloring to change the water or even colored rocks in the bottom?
Post # 6
The dollar store sells clear cylinder vases that is about 7″ tall for ONLY $1 each!
Post # 7
I used cylinder vases from Dollar Tree to put the table numbers around. Then, we just added ribbon around each vase to add a bit of color to them.
Then, we had our florist put together centerpieces containing one single rose. I believe they were about $30-35 each. We supplied the cracked ice for the vases and rented the chargers for $1 each from our venue. After our big day, we sold the vases and cracked ice afterwards to recoup some of the costs.
Post # 8
those are all great ideas….thank you!
Post # 9
The dollar store sells pretty nice bowls/vases that you can use. They also have the stones that you can put in the bottom of each bowl. If you can’t get your florist to give you a really good deal JUST ON flowers to float in the bowls that you create, you can always go to your local grocery store that has a flower section and ask them to order the flowers you want for you… only for the centerpieces. Also check Goodwill stores and Salvation Army stores – you would be amazed at the amount of glassware/vases/bowls etc that they have really really cheap.
Post # 10
These centerpieces (minus the flowers) cost about $5 ish each. We got mudpans from lowes and just added water, flowers, and candles… viola!