Post # 1
So I had a plan for my centerpieces, and bought some vases at the dollar store accordingly. This is what I was planning on doing, only with tulle instead of tissue paper and vases instead of jars. I planned to get some loose daisies from the florist to put in them.
But now I’m not really feeling that idea. Partially cause the florist is irritating me and I don’t want to have to do any more with her than I need to. And partially just because I don’t love it anymore.
So what would you recommend? The vases are about 8-10 inches tall, so not huge but not tiny. At the narrowest they’re about as big around as a baseball, so nothing too big will fit. I was considering a medium pillar candle with something, don’t know what, around the bottom. I’m also not totally averse to paper flowers of some sort, or feathers, or anything.
The only stipulations are that we’re on a pretty tight budget, so nothing pricy, and it needs to be *bright*. Fuchsia’s the main color of the wedding, with jade, sunshine, and purple as the others, so nothing boring! It’s also the middle of the day, and pretty casual.
So anyone got any nifty ideas?
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And I fully intended this to be in DIY. Not sure what happened there, oops! Could one of you lovely people with more power than me move for me pretty please?
Post # 3
I once planned a corporate event that was loosely cowboy/ranch/Wild West themed. For centerpieces on all the tables I used plain mason jars with 4-5 medium sunflowers in them. I also tied ribbon around the tops of some of them and then tied baler twine to some of them.
I love the look of candles in mason jars or vases, but I don’t know how well that fits with a middle of the day type event. Sunflowers look great in plain jars and vases, plus they’re super cheap (and you can buy them in bulk at Safeway, Raleys, Costco, so you don’t have to worry about a florist)! I think you could dress up the jars with a little fabric or ribbon, or just leave them plain.
If you’re really anti-floral, though, I saw pictures a while back of mason jars with pictures in them. The couple printed off pictures of themselves (or their family members maybe) in black and white and put those in the center of the jar like a picture frame. Maybe yours could be in color? Here’s a picture similar to what I am talking about:
Post # 4
I also did a quick search and found these three pictures. All of them have flowers, but so few flowers you could probably just buy them at a market. I like the fruit one the best. 🙂
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Post # 5
I really like those ideas! The picture thing is really cool. And I love sunflowers, tho my mom doesn’t like them at all for some reason. And that fruit one is really bright and pretty!
I was going to make those kusudama balls Miss Stiletto wrote about a little while back, but now am not sure how well I’ll be able to hang them in my venue. So maybe I could make use of the flowers? Tho I’d rather make flowers like these! No idea how, and probably out of my skill range, but aren’t they gorgeous?! I swear I had some kind of kit when I was little that let me make flowers like that, but I don’t remember!
What do you think of this, with something other than straws for stems? And what could I use at the bottom other than a B&N bag, to add some interest and make them less deep?
Post # 6
I love the paper flowers! You could put white sand or paint the vases white to make the flowers "pop" and not have to worry about what the stems looked like. Good Luck!
Post # 7
I am doing something like the first picture that Mrs. Spring posted except I am using fake flowers from hobby lobby. You can do them in advance and hot glue them to the bottom too if necessary and you can’t tell that the flowers aren’t real! Just be sure to use coupons when you buy the flowers!