(Closed) Non-floral centerpieces (lanterns?)

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
414 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My florist does all centerpieces. Just call around and ask? They can probably give good advice on how to incorporate this with flowers to keep the cost low and get maximum impact. Good luck!

Post # 4
46403 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you keep it simple, this is an easy DIY. White lanterns will look nice with your nautical theme. Do you have any blue or green in your color palette? If so you could use beach glass to  add the nautical touch without being too cheesy.

I like the look of the non-shiny beach glass,but that is a matter of individual taste.

This is one of my favorite lantern centerpieces. It could easily be changed up for a nautical  theme by using a white lantern, candle and beach glass instead of pebbles. The succulents have a water plant look to them.

Post # 6
8424 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I love the look of various vases, wine bottles (used as vases) with lots of candle light!

All of these you could do yourself….just starting asking people to save their wine bottles for you! Also the Dollar Tree sells vases so the flowting candles would be a very cheap option as well!

These are very easy DIY items….good luck and happy planning!

I like your idea of lanterns as well….some that I have seen can be pretty pricey thou!

Floating candles (you could put whatever you wanted in the vase to coordiate with your wedding):

Post # 7
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

FYI, Ikea carries simliar lanterns to the ones show above for less than $15 each. Their candles are rather inexpensive as well. I just bought 3″x 6″ unscented candles for $1.99 each.

Post # 8
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@NavyBride2013:  I did candelabras to avoid the cost of floral arrangements, I bought them and hope to resell after the wedding.

Post # 9
2712 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We used lanterns for some of our centerpieces and they turned out very well.  We bought them from IKEA for about $8 a piece, dropped them off at the venue the day of the wedding (with the candles already in them), and had our day-of wedding coordinator set them up on the tables.  You can also have your florist or venue set them up – though they may charge you extra depending on how complicated your set-up is.  Your florist and/or venue might also have some of these things for rent.  You’d have to ask.

If your florist doesn’t carry lanterns or vases for rent, then I would suggest just buying your own lanterns, vases, candles, and whatever you want in the vases (sand, rockes, etc.) and putting it all together yourself.  Shouldn’t be too hard or time consuming.


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