Post # 1
The place where I am having my reception is providing us with a thick candle in a hurricane vase on a square mirror for every table. It is extretemly plane and I want to figure out to incorporate what they are already giving us into our centerrpieces…I was thinking adding flowers, ribbons, rocks, etc. in some way….. I just dont want what they are providing us to go to waste if it can help us save some money. Here is a picture below of somthing similar to what they are providing us. (minus everything but the vase, candle, and mirror). Any ideas!? Pictures!? Help bees! Thanks girls 🙂
Post # 3
What’s the theme/scheme of your wedding?
This is kind of nice. I think you could scatter votives and flowers, with a picture-framed table number.
Or you could thrift-hunt and put all kinds of mismatchy milk glass or old china with poms and pearls.
Post # 4
here are a few idea – not sure what your colors are:
if you didnt want to use the candle in the vase – something like this might be neat and then put the votives around the base
or fill them like this
Post # 5
My wedding is in June and my colors are Yellow and white. I don’t have much of an imagination and I woudl love to do somthing outside the box!!!!!
@atalante…..those are all good ideas but I do not know what to do for a summer wedding. I want somthing bright and happy! I dont have a there and I dont know if that is a bad thing!
@totheeislnds……stuffing them would be kinda cool!
Post # 6
I second the Martha Stewart one (with ribbons & flowers near the mouth of the vase). Lots of votives around the base would be beautiful and easy on the wallet.
What are your colors?
Post # 7
Yellow and White are my colors!
Post # 8
I got all excited that someone was really doing a different centerpiece when I saw “plane”.
Then I found out you meant “plain”- not being an English teacher here, just had to change thinking from aeronautical to candles and vases.
You can buy small wreaths that fit around the base of your vase-grapevine wreaths can be accented with a couple of yellow flowers placed in floral tubes
you can decorate the candles inside the vase using your colors-perhaps use a gingham check ribbon and a yellow flower
if they allow open flames, you could turn the vases upside down, fill the space with lemons and place the candle on the top
depending on the size of the vase your venue has, you could place the pillar candle in a smaller container and fill the spce between the two containers with colored ater
you could wrap the base of the vase with a strip of birch bark into which you have burned a heart and your initials, or your name
or to go back to my original thought, you could do this LOL
Post # 9
LOL I noticed I put “plane” after the fact I posted it! And I cant figure out out to change it to “plain’! lol
Those are all really good idea…my hurricane vase is open at the bottom so I couldnt turn it upside down 🙁 I want it to look very creative and not “plain” lol
Post # 10
Are the pillars going to be white? I really like the idea of wrapping a cool yellow ribbon (maybe a pattern with some white and gray, or a check etc) around the actual candle like a PP mentioned. Then you could put a lot of different things in the bottom of the vase or around it. Yellow and white marbles, sand, river rocks etc… Check out a hobby store for cool vase filler. Some sort of wreath around would also look cool with candles tucked in. Just make sure the candles don’t catch anything the wreaths on fire! That has happened to me at Christmas before! LOL
Post # 11
@msj2thez….The pillars are white!!!! Should I wrap a ribbon around the candle or the vase?! I think im afraid to wrap it around the candle b.c. wont it start melting??!! Is there any pictures with ribbon, rocks, petels? I cant seem to find any!
Post # 12
If your colors are yellow and white, your wedding is a summer wedding. I’d go with lemons or gerber daises for just a little color. You can scatter around or do that cool upside down idea!