Post # 1
I put lots of effort into my DIY Centerpieces, because I was really firm on not wanting flowers, which would just die and be thrown away. I wanted something that was functional, re-usable and pretty.
I wound up making candelabras that cost me about $25 per table when all was said and done (painting, gluing, etc).
When I got to assembling my last one, I realized that my only remaining vase was shattered in the box it had been shipped in months prior. These vases have since been discontinued, so I couldn’t replace it by myself. I’ve posted about this on the Bee a couple of times and so far, two Bees who claimed they would help me by sending me one replacement vase (I offered to pay for shipping and materials and time), but neither one has come through and neither responds to my PMs :(. I now have only 11 completed centerpieces, when I need 12.
At this point, I’m wondering if it’s just a sign NOT to use them. I was starting to second-guess them anyway, but now I don’t know what to do, because I have no replacement options, as I can’t afford to scrap them and do something else entirely.
Here’s a sample of what they would have looked like all completed (with votives at the base). They’re about 2 1/2 feet tall:
Post # 3
I think they look really nice. Could you do something similar but not identical for the 12th centerpiece? I don’t think anyone (except you) would notice if they weren’t all identical. It would be a shame to waste all your hard work and that money!
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
Those are gorgeous!!! Please don’t scrap all of your hard work. Is it possible that the 12th centerpeice could be different because it’s at the table you and the groom are sitting at?? Absolutely no one would question why it is different. If that doesn’t work, I would get as close as possible. Those are so beautiful, don’t give up hope that you can find something that will work!!
If it’s the vase (and not the bottom part), maybe you could scour ebay or antique stores and find other nice vases, and only switch out some. Like, every third table has a different set of vases. That way you aren’t breaking the bank with replacing all of them?
Post # 5
If it’s just the vase, I’m sure you could find a similar vase and no one will notice. . . especially if it’s only one out of 12!
Post # 6
I don’t think it’s a sign not to use them at all!! They’re beautiful, and I definitely think you wouldn’t need an identical vase!! I would look at goodwill, salvation army, etc. to look for a similar (but no need) identical vase: all my vases are from consignment shops and they don’t match exactly but none of my guests will notice and they’re going to look great! Trust me, your centerpieces are beautiful!
Post # 7
I honestly don’t think people will compare centrepieces on different tables – you’ll notice, but the guests wont i promise!! (i barely remember any centrepieces from the weddings i went to previously) just get replacement vases as close as possible.
dont stress- they look lovely =)
Post # 8
Have you checked your local thrift stores? I see those vases there all the time. I agree with PPs, though, you could easily use similar vases on one centerpiece, and no one would notice.
Post # 9
@csteen85: awwwe I think they look great!
Yeah I agree with PP. why don’t you make your parent’s table a special centerpiece? Or whatever table has your bridal party at, just have a vase for all the BM’s flowers?
I like your hardwork and love that has gone into these and I think they are very elegant! I was SUPER surprised when I read they were DIY! Great job!
Post # 10
@csteen85: Those are beautiful!!!! Those look like they took a ton of effort! Use them!!!
Post # 11
@csteen85: You could try scouring HomeGoods, Marshalls, TJMaxx or Ross or similar stores for a similar!
Post # 12
Those are very beautiful I think you could try to find a similar vase in a thrift store even for cheap!! I think they are amazing