Not using flowers? Show me!

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada

We are having manzanita centerpieces on mirrors and floating candles rather than flowers. Like this but with hurricane vases below:

I might sprinkle some fake petals around but there’s no way I’ll pay for real ones.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Just a mock up, and there are a few variations on picture frames as well as two lanterns.

We will be doing something like this. Apothecary vases, lanterns, string lights, flameless candle, mercury candles. Although there will be a few sprigs of dried lavander in the tall vase, and one big bud in the short vase, and maybe some lichen around the lantern.

Here is it all lit up:

Hope that helps!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Have you searched Pinterest and online generally for “nonfloral centerpieces”? There are lots of ideas out there.

Do you have any theme that could be a starting point for ideas? e.g. books for a teacher ?

lantern with colored candle instead of plain white or ivory

mini pumpkins (seasonal)

items from the dollar store spray painted white

It doesn’t have to be one or the other. You could use single blossoms- inexpensive and requires no skill to arrange

 

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’m having a beach wedding, so we will do seashells and sea glass etc instead of flowers. Don’t have any photos yet, as my wedding hasn’t happened, but I’ve been googling “seashell bouquet” to get an idea

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

ours wont have flowers or at maximum like 1 flower each (for 2 centerpiece) but I dont have pictures yet… we are using candelabras and bottles

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I had flowers, but I got them from Costco + vases from dollar store and they were like $200 for all the tables.  We had them like every other seat or so.  they were simple but good enough.  I love flowers, but they couldn’t take a high priority in my budget!   here is a photo of them in case you are interested.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

This photo is from when we were setting up, so it still looks a little plain, but they had glass jars with lights in the bottom, filled with those beads from florists that soak up water. Looked so pretty!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Flowers have such a ridiculous cost! 
I chose potted orchids, much cheaper than going through the florists! Used them on the window ledges in the the church as well as on the tables in the reception venue.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

dachmomma :  we used a lot of lanterns also bm bouquets went if vases which had them double as center pieces and I made the guys boutonnieres with feathers. 

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

mrsptobe2017 :  they were used for my mom’s friend’s daughter’s wedding and she sold them to my mom for mine in July. Unsure where they originally came from.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2019

Just following! We aren’t using flowers either 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

blackparadebride :  This is what we’re doing. I have an led base that changes colors and I have some plastic heart jewels I want to mix in with the water beads.

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