(Closed) What centerpieces are transportable by plane??

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Could you just have his mom or someone else in his home town shop in advance for you?  Or order online and have something shipped to his parents house?  We did lanters with candles of half our tables and they were really pretty and not too expensive.  But fragile, so transporting on a plane might be tough.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think there are a lot of good options for transportable centerpieces.  What kind of vibe/theme are you going for with the decorations?  

I’ve seen a lot of people use stacks of vintage books–that would work.  There’s always mason jars–we’re using mason jars as part of our centerpieces.  We’re putting flowers in some and candles in others.  They’re thick enough glass that you wouldn’t have to worry about them breaking.  And if you do want to get flowers (we’re just going to buy ours from a farmers market a day or 2 before) it doesn’t really take that many flowers to fill up 7 mason jars.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Can you find some vintage looking boxes and fill them with fruit when you get to your destination? The boxes will be very light when it comes to taking them on the plane. Remember though, that you could ship those centerpieces out east ahead of the first reception in Alberta.

You could make trifold picture centerpieces. They fold flat for transport. Place a votive candle inside.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Silk pomanders are very light. They would work fine. It might still be an idea to ship them east ahead of time so someone can hang them up to fluff out in case they are crushed a bit in shipping.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

A friend used these at her wedding if you just have 7 tables you could buy these online and havevthem shipped there. Or call a local store in advance and put in a special order and take the coupons they always send in the mail for 20% off they let you use one per item http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=16040932 Or some kinda simillar candle collection maybe hit up a doll or store when you get in town… Or buy online from dollar tree and have it shipped

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

What about something like this with silk flowers?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

If there is a week inbetween the ceremonies, can you not UPS them the day after, or Monday at the latest?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Perhaps you can call a local store that would have fresh flowers (costco? sam’s club? trader joes?) and just have them order enough flowers for you to pick up so you can DIY your centerpieces with some dollar store/ikea vases? 

Sad that you are having this reception FOR THE FAMILY but the family couldn’t help you out a little? or some friends that live there? Is there an address you could ship things to?

Good luck!

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