(Closed) PLEASE HELP :) Centerpieces with vases and candles?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
11268 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i think you will need a lot of smaller items lined up to accommodate the length of the tables.  candles will be cheaper than flowers.  get votives from the dollar store.

rose petals are a great way to incorporate flowers without the full expense.  also, buying stems from a wholesale florist and just putting them in bud vases will keep the cost down.

here are some inexpensive ideas.

Post # 4
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I love the first one posted…simple but makes a big impact! so beautiful.

Are you having a rustic wedding? look on pinterest for flloating candle mason jars. There is one on there thats very cute.

keep in mind also, when going with floating candles you really need to use big ones (2inch or bigger) because the small ones only burn maybe 4 hours

Post # 5
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I love the idea of having a runner down the length of the table with candles and flowers. You can get stuff super cheap from http://www.dollartree.com, like vases, candles, candle holders. (At $1 each, you can’t beat that!) Do a combo of tall and short or keep it short and sweet the whole length of the table.

Post # 6
11268 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Nicole121212:  i just noticed that your wedding is very soon.  for great inexpensive xmas centrepieces i often use cranberries and water in glass bowls/vases and float a tealight or two in it.  that will only work if you want red in the decor.

Post # 7
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@mypinkshoes – Thank you so much for these pics!!  I am planning a Christmas wedding in April and I love the cranberry idea!!! 

Post # 8
4282 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Votives are actually cheaper at Hobby Lobby if you buy them when you ahve a 40% off coupon. They are less then $4 for 12 of them. They come in the glass. Since you have time, I would start buying them now ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ive always thought tall center pieces were beautiful, maybe someting like this?? And its really easy to DIY and cheep. Ive seen branches and flowers like these at the local dollar store. 

Post # 10
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

We’re doing candles, but in wine bottles ๐Ÿ˜€ I don’t know if you’d like the look of wine bottles or not, but sometimes you can go to a restaurant and simply just ask if you can have their leftover wine bottles for free!!! Or if you have plenty of wine drinking friends like I do ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cutting off the bottoms is another story, buttt….

These guys just went with pillar candles so they didn’t have to cut the bottom off, but that might be taller than you want…

Or even string lights… you could hide the cords under other things on the table?

Post # 11
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I orignially wanted to have long tables!! I was going to use lanterns and flowers… i actaully bought all the lanterns (like 30) and then fund out my venue only had circular tables, so I have 30 lanterns with no use, lol!


Edit: I bought the lanterns on clearance from lowes, i purchased black and silver ones (with intentions to paint them possibly) and only paid like 4 dollars a lantern!

Post # 12
1357 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t have a good pic of our actual centerpieces right now, but here is our inspiration photo. I got a bunch of glassware from various thrift stores (which usually have tons for <$1), bought acorns online, then filled the vases with the candles and acorns and clustered them on tables. They created a beautiful glow.

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