(Closed) need idea for simple centerpieces

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

There ARE ways to cheat! We did!

We had 4 bridesmaids so 4 tables had cylinder vases then bridesmaids boquets went in them. Four tables had a low floral arrangement in clear round vases. And the other 4 had cylinder vases with floating candles and an itty bitty bouquet next to it. Each table had 5 or 6 small candles as well.

It flowed nicely without being uniform. The key is to have a reoccuring theam. For ours, it was glass, coordinating flowers, and candles.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think you could use different flowers in the same colours.  Also what about using a flower wholesaler ex  fiftyflowers.com there roses are super cheap and you can get them in many colours.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I say DYI the centerpieces. And yes, you can use the same colors but different flowers. Try places like the dollar store, they usually have a wide selection of very basic shaped glass vases for what…$1 and then go wholesale for the flowers ( I recently found out that Sam’s Club has wedding flowers both bouquet packages and loose flowers for VERY reasonable prices) . We are doing whole sale flowers in shades of white, cream, pale green and pink in mason jars (we can every summer so we literally have 100s laying around) wrapped in lace and ribbon. My bouquet, Maid/Matron of Honor bouquet, and boutineers, will probably be te only thing we actually order from the florist.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

we are ordering the flowers from a florist but i am arranging them myself. what they really charge for is the arrangments! also. smaller vases means fewer flowers which means less money. or skip the flowers and do something else…we’re doing vases with betta swiming around inside!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think as long as your colors match, people probably won’t notice different flowers in the centerpieces if you want to cut down on costs. 🙂 That’s a great idea…I may do that too.

Also, have you thought of using other things for centerpeiecs, or do you want them all floral arrangements?  My fiance and I are using 3 different AWESOME centerpeices: 1. some flower arrangements (TBD), 2. Wired 6-tealight holder pumpkins, and 3. Ikea Lanterns with 2 pillar candles in each.  All centerpeices will have votive candles around them.  The non-floral ones came out to be about $15 each when all said and done (including a hemp place mat).  Just a thought?

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