Post # 1
I’m DIYing my c/ps because the budget doesn’t allow for flowers. What do you think? This is my third trial and I’m really happy with them.
Excuse the crappy cell phone pics (FI is oot and has the camera). Also, there will be a fairly large round mirror underneath everything (well, except for the runners) and the runners will be steamed prior to the wedding.
What do you think? Anything you’d add/change/remove?
Post # 3
I love them! I love the variety 🙂 Will each table be exactly the same, or will the pieces be switched up some at each table?
Post # 4
I’m leaving that up to my DOC since she’ll be setting them up.
Post # 5
I love candles. I like them!
Post # 6
I like them very much (I’m actually not a huge fan of most floral centerpieces)
Post # 8
I love the lanterns. We really considered lanterns for a while because like you we can’t afford floral centerpieces (we decided on branches).
Post # 9
Very pretty!!! The only thing I might try is making the lantern a little taller than the candles and holders. if you’re wanting to go cheap -aka inexpensive- you could use cardboard boxes. for small boxes, try stores like Family Dollar, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, etc. any place that gets little boxes for their stock.
Other than that, they are gorgeous and work great in place of flowers!!!
Post # 10
I’m worried that the big vase is just too much, what do you think of this version?
Post # 11
I like the concept, but not the mix of both freestanding and floating candle. It feels uneven. I’d do one or the other – I think the freestanding candles with the lanterns fit the best
Post # 12
I really like them!! I love the look of those little lanterns!! mind sharing where you got them? O and btw, great job!
Post # 13
I love the lantern idea. But I agree with someone above who said to make the lanterns a little taller than the candles. Alternating levels add dimension. Taller lantern, shorter free standing little votives would look nice. Or some tables with floaters and some with votives.
Post # 14
I just bought the lanterns at Michael’s yesterday!
Post # 15
I love the lanterns and I love the candles- but not together.
Would you consider doing lanterns on half your tables and the glass vases with the candles on the other half? You could still have the smaller candles on each table.
Post # 16
I think the lanterns are adorable. However, I would not mix the large candle holders with the lanterns. Perhaps you could have some centerpieces with the lantern and small votives, and some with the tall candleholders and small votives. Also, I am not sure about the green stones in the floating candles. However, I think it looks completely fine to mix regular and floating candles. Actually, I really like that look.