Post # 1
Single income right now so planning this beach wedding on a tight budget
1. after pricing out tall vases (which are ridiculous!) I’ve come up with the idea to glue two $1 vases together to give me the height that I was looking for – totals 18″. I plan to frost the bottom vase and either use battery operated xmas lights or water beads with floralytes for the top. Question – what do you think? can you even tell it’s two vases glued together? does the band around it look ok? the ribbon will be white, not pink (its all I had at the moment). the branches will all be spray painted white
2. chargers – again, kinda expensive. I came up with this idea after seeing an image- its using mdf board (which as no rough edges). the Eat, Drink and be Married is our theme.
your thoughts please!!!
Post # 3
I really love the charger & the blue beads on the vases. Cute!
Post # 4
I’ve gotten conflicted feeback on the fact that it’s diamond shape – got my inspiration from this pic
Post # 5
I like the idea of attaching the two vases together, but my main concern would be balance. The fact that the bottom vase is empty and the branches are sitting in the top vase means that the centerpiece would be easy to topple. I would find a way to add weight to the bottom, like attaching the vase to a weighted stand. You could also try making the centerpiece less top-heavy, maybe by shortening the branches. The band works really well at camoflauging the center – I did not realize they were 2 vases until I went back and read your comments. I really like the charger idea too. Very creative!
Post # 6
@bleusteel: the balance is my concern also. I can’t really shorten the branches since our venue doesn’t allow anything to be hung on the walls etc, I need all the height I can get. Affixing it to base is a great idea..Maybe one of the charger squares would work – the only question is how to hide the affixed part..
Post # 7
@bleusteel: That was my first thought, too! I keep thinking of that Four Weddings episode where a skinny centerpiece tips over and breaks on a guest!
Post # 8
@BrandNewBride: LOL! I have to google that episode! its not light but its better to be safe than sorry!
And there will be no kids BUT my adults act like them!
Post # 9
@Rodriguezx2: To add weight to the bottom vase, you could glue to bottom of the top vase to the top of the bottom vase instead of gluing the two bottoms together. Use E6000 glue.
Before you glue them together add something of your choice to the bottom vase- river rock, glass beads etc.
You really don’t need to worry about adding height. 99% of the time your guests will be looking straight ahead, not up.