(Closed) No centerpieces? Is that ok?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve been to one without and I don’t think anybody noticed. She just had a few votives on the tables like a regular restaurant might. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It depends on what your venue looks like in my opinion. We aren’t doing centerpieces. Our venue provides candles so that’s what we’re doing. I personally wouldn’t miss them.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

What you can do is add chargers under plates and have napkins folded nicely and the glasses out along with silverware and all that to distract from the middle of the table. Just having a more set table would be nice. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I can’t remember the centerpieces from a single wedding I;ve been to and I have attended dozens of weddings. I certainly am not spending any money on centerpieces. The venue for our simple reception is “fancified” enough.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

For me this is a big no no. Even if your on a budget a little something is needed.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We’re not doing ‘ceterpieces’ per se but doing lots of tealight candles and small vases of baby’s breath (2 vases per table, long banquet tables of 14 ppl each) instead. The vases only cost $2 each and the baby’s breath are cheap and go with our winter wedding date. If it’s long tables at the restaurant, then centerpeices are not necessary. Candles would be nice though. I bought 80 holders for $40 and 100 9hr tealight candles off ebay for $15.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I FINALLY tracked down some pics of tables with no centerpieces for you!!!
 

Post # 12
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Worker bee

Pfft. It’s your wedding, do what you want. Nobody’s going to complain that there weren’t any centrepieces! If they’re fed, sheltered, and entertained, the majority of people will be very happy.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper

I didn’t have them and if I am honest I never remember them at a wedding unless they are hideous or huge (so block my view of others at the table or the speeches/dance floor etc).

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You definitely don’t need to do centerpieces, BUT they can be done very cheaply! You can get vases from thrift stores or Craigslist and fill them with loose flowers that you buy online or with paper flowers. You could also do stacks of old books (again, thrift stores!) with the table number on top or a framed picture of the two of you.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

When my cousin got married, (she had 6 bridesmaids) She bought vases to keep onhand and after the ceremony put the bouquets in the vases to use as decorations for the reception. Gotta love spending money on flowers and using them twice!

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