(Closed) is anyone doing small centerpieces? no flowers ?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

The more I think about centerpieces, the more my tummy hurts to think of the poor souls at the end of the night who are going to be charged with disassembling the centerpieces and either packing it up in their cars or chucking the bits that won’t be kept after that night.

So wasteful!

I’m hoping to use items that I or other people can use again.  Very much thinking of wide-mouthed Mason jars and bamboo.  That way, nothing is wasted.  Maybe something like this. Or this, where favors are incorporated.

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

This is what we’re doing for our centerpieces. They aren’t finished yet, but there will be a band of ribbon at the bottom of each candleholder (a different ribbon for each candle). We’ll put them on top of a mirror, then spread either rose petals or stones around them. The tallest candleholder is 10″ or 11″, and for everything (candleholders, vellum and decorative tissue paper, adhesive and ribbon) it’ll only cost less than $10 per table! We got the candleholders through Dollar Tree, and the paper through http://www.papermojo.com, a wonderful website with paper I couldn’t find anywhere else! I bought 6 hour tealight candles from http://www.100candles.com (50 for $15!) for the two smaller candleholders, but will otherwise use bulk votive candles for the largest one.

ETA: We’re going to give them away at our wedding, so hopefully we won’t have to worry about packing them up and finding a place for them afterward! 🙂

Post # 34
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Ms Mini:

I LOVE this lantern, it is exactly what I am looking for for my fall wedding! Is this the lantern you used? And where can I fin it? I have seen this picture in a few different searches and can’t seem to find where it can be bought!

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@kb112022:  We are using the photo lanterns too, probably with 4 or 5 votives around it. I’m not into flowers and Fiance gets hayfever/allergies so they weren’t an option for us.

Post # 36
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We are using Mason jars with river rocks in the bottom and then making a variety of jars with either floating candles or pillar candles. Our families have an unlimited amount od Mason jars and we have a summer retreat on the river where we will collect the rocks – definitely a great way to save some money!

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We are doing tons candles. I mean like a cluster of 10-15 candles per table. I love candle light and i am just not a flower person. I thought of having a tall centerpiece too but so far there are no non floral ones that i like. I still have plenty of time though..

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We had a book themed wedding, so we used new/gently used books as our centerpieces , with rose petals.

 

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