Post # 1
This is an example of a centerpiece I put together based on something I found online. Keep in mind, it will be on a white table cloth, and will have 4 white votives in glass holders around the base of it.
So what do you think? More petals? Less petals? Hate it? Love it?
Any & all feedback would be appreciated!
Post # 3
Looks like mine! So i like it =]. We had votives and petals, also!
Edit: sorry i thought you’d be able to see it better on this weird collage we have. I guess not =(
Post # 4
I really like it, and I can imagine it on the white tablecloth. Its going to look so pretty, love the color.
simple but romantic. 🙂 (I really hope that was the look you were going for, because you achieved that one!)
Post # 5
It’s nice. The red will pop with the white table linens.
Post # 6
I’d say less petals on the table, but otherwise, it looks fantastic. It’ll be so pretty with the tablecloths and the candles all lit up! Can’t you just see how romatic your reception is going to be now?!
Post # 7
With the 4 smaller candles around it will be perfect. Beautiful choice!
Post # 9
Yes, simple and romantic is what we were going for! 🙂 The rest of the room is so… over the top, in a neat way (think 1930’s Hollywood Glam) so I thought this would be understated, but still beautiful. I also thought that with the soft candlelight that it would make the after party feel more intimate (which it should be, it’ll be less than 50 people including Fiance and me).
Thanks for the feedback!!
Post # 10
I think these are beautiful! If you dont mind me asking do you plan on using real or silk flowers? I plan on DIYing my centerpieces also!
Post # 11
They look great! I agree that there may be a few too many petals especially once you put it on a white linen and with the 4 votives around it.
What are you doing for table numbers?
Post # 12
I love it!! We were thinking about doing those floating candle things for our ceremony – it always looks so pretty! Love the pink too <3
Post # 13
very nice and budget friendly! I think the petals are perfect!
Post # 14
Thanks sweetenote10! I thought so too (and unlike a lot of things I try and DIY, this actually came out better than the photo I was working from!).
As for the real vs. silk dilemma – those are all silk flowers from our local craft store. I was planning on using silk because the real petals will wilt fairly quickly (especially when being pulled off of the flower), the room will be darker so I doubt anybody will notice they are silk and they are less expensive than regular flower petals. The rose in the cylinder is definitely silk – I was told that it most likely wouldn’t float any other way. This also means that we can keep things in boxes until the day of and not have to try and pull petals off of fresh roses before running off to a hair appointment, etc. Honestly, the DIY centerpieces made so much more sense than traditional flower centerpieces. Our florist wanted about $700 for flower centerpieces (I will need a total of 11) – doing it this way, all 11 will be less than $80. I think they are very nice and it allows me to put some of my floral budget into other parts of the wedding! 🙂
@ caszos – I was thinking of doing silver photo frames (probably medium in size, not the full 8.5 x 11 large frames) and either putting printed table numbers or famous names related to the era (Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, etc). What about you? Our colors are black and white with garnet and pearly white/silver accents.
P.S. Anybody who is thinking of doing DIY centerpieces or other wedding projects, check out Hobby Lobby (http://www.hobbylobby.com/stores/store_locations_search.cfm). They are having a bridal sale this week so everything bridal is 50% off. The sale ends Saturday! 🙂
Post # 16
ditto MissBiner, a few less petals on the table, but i love it and it’s going to look fab on the white tablecloth!