Post # 1
So reception dinner will be in fancy restaurant. However, the decor is a little sparse and I will need to jazz it up with some DIY centerpieces. I want to stick with something simple and easy, as I will be doing it myself on the cheap. However, all the DIY ideas are for rustic/shabby-chic and my venue certainly is not. I don’t want mason jar centerpieces or painted bud vases (although I love the ideas, they just don’t suit the setting). Moreover, I don’t want to make “fancy” decor that looks homemade. And I hate signage or anything cutesy. That pretty much eliminates 85% of the DIY ideas out there. I’m mainly just interested in easy flower centerpieces in affordable vases. For a weak DIY-er, this feels as difficult as decoding the human genome.
We can’t afford a florist, so I’m using connections I have with the flower market in my city and doing it all myself. I need easy projects that won’t have me falling apart or stressing about or rushing to finish the night before my wedding. Here are photos of the interior decor of restaurant. It looks drab, but at night it’s beautiful because it overlooks a park and has such a lovely, intimate ambiance. Also, tables will be arranged into four long tables with 10 people seated at each.
I would love pics/ideas/suggestions!!
Post # 2
Could you do something like this?
Post # 3
How about a single rose submerged in a cylinder vase (dollar tree) with a bunch of pearly white marbles at the bottom?
Post # 4
An easy elegant centerpiece would be to use a squre vase, one color of flowers and keep the flowers all cut low at the same height.
if you want to use less flowers run these down the center of the table
Post # 5
julies1949: I love the floating peony! I want peonies and ranunculus in my bouquet, so this might work! I saw Martha Stewart do something similar. And it’s so easy!
Post # 6
sarahalthea: I agree. I think they are beautiful. I think you would also be wise to stick to something simple.
Post # 7
what about something like this? you could use fake or freeze dried petals. I bought mine form petalgarden.com, a vase fromt eh dollar store and a candle!
Post # 8
Dollar store vases with above ideas for flowers something low and simple. Recently someone had a website for inexpensive silver mint julep cups as well.
Post # 9
The vases are where everything adds up. There are a lot of great vases at the dollar tree (they have even more online than in stores), and at a dollar each you can’t beat the price. I personally like any vase that just doesn’t go too high, as they can be distracting to guests who want to chat
Post # 10
Here are a few possibililties. Crystal and silver finishes are both elegant and using one or three large flowers is easy. I am thinking hydrangea or spider mums in something like this. The silver vases are a bit pricey so I am going to buy inexpensive low glass ones and spray them with Kyrlon Looking Glass paint for a bit of sparkle.
Post # 11
Cheryleb9: I like that idea too! Maybe I’ll try some expirementing with spray paint and cheap vases and see what I like best.