Post # 1
I’m copletely lost as to what to do for centerpieces for our wedding. I’m trying not to spend too much on flowers so I’m looking into non floral options too but I’m not sure what to do. Originally I love pink peonies in blue mason jars (pink and blue are our colors), but we’re getting married in a ballroom and I’m not sure this idea “fits”. Most of the ballroom type centerpieces I’ve seen are tall, are those always expensive? Also any idea for non floral? Besides you know the typical floating candles or flowers under water type stuff you see on pinterest. This is the place we’re having it at:
Post # 3
Groups of pillar candles that are different heights perhaps. Fabric pomanders on candlesticks. Glass bowls with fruits in your colors (if they exist). Hurrican glasses with round ornaments of different sizes in your colors. Random frames with pictures of you and your FI from different times in your lives and within your relationship. Lanterns with candles inside. Random sized wine glasses with votives inside. Candelabra. Interesting bottles of various shapes, sizes, and colors.
Phew. That’s what popped into mind. What’s your theme?
Post # 4
@Birdiebaby4: Have you considered feathers?
Post # 5
This was my original inspiration – minimal floral, but not tall:
Post # 6
Wew are doing 16″ Eiffel tower vases with a big plume of white ostrich feathers.
Post # 7
I’m not sure how it’d look in a ballroom, but our centerpieces are going to be little votive lamps. They belong to the venue, so we’re not providing them, though. Here’s a shot of them in action:
Post # 8
I’m not having a single flower at my wedding and for the decorations as of right now (still 2 years to change my mind) we are doing lanterns. I’m aiming for 2 or 3 per table with different heights, styles.
This could change but the picture in my head looks beautiful! LOL
Post # 9
Branches spray painted with crystals and/or flowers hanging from them?
Post # 10
A glamorous centerpiece suitable for a ballroom are these lampsade centerpieces. You should be able to sell the vases, plates and lampshades after the wedding, so your only out of pocket expenses would be the stem of flowers and the votive candles. You don’t have to use the extra candles on the table.
You don’t have to custom order the lampshades either. You can find something that will work locally or order from an online site. You can also use battery operated votives or tealights as they aren’t seen at all and would be safer inside the lampshade. You might even be able to find the vases used on Craigslist.
Post # 11
@HisMoon: Wow tons of ideas thanks! Theme wise…umm not too sure? The deal is I love the whole shabby chic garden type wedding, but we live in Ohio and after rescheduling our May engagement pictures 4 times and still having to deal with freezing temps and spotty rain (on what was supposed to be a clear 65 degree day) we decided it’s just too iffy here and we want our guests to be comfortable 🙂 So my theme kind of went down the drain. I’m sort of thinking “love birds”, we liked a birds cake topper and I was thinking of getting a vintage type bird cage for cards I saw on etsy, and maybe “love bird” salt and pepper shakers as favors. So I’m trying to figure out how to make a ballroom work for this….
@Miss_Words: I actually love the feather idea but I feel it might be a bit too “glam” for our style. Like I said to hismoon ^ I’m trying to keep something shabby chic-ish going :/
@confettiegg2000: I do love lots of candles for centerpieces! Do you know if it’s cheaper though than floral once you get done with all the holders?
Also does anyone know how much real floral “kissing balls” or pomanders (whatever they’re called) are? I’ve seen where they do like two different sizes on candles sticks and I really like that too…
Post # 12
I just made a trial centerpiece, it’s plants, but it’s not flowers, and it’s fairly low.
Post # 13
@Birdiebaby4: Dunno if it’s cheaper or not, but with the candles and glasses, in theory, you could sell the glasses to recoup some of the cost afterward. Or, have a ton of glasses. I ended up doing traditional floral centerpieces.