Post # 1
I’m currently having a dilemmia over centerpieces.
From the beginning I’ve been sold on using lanterns as centerpieces, but lately i’ve been thinking of using a dozen orange roses arranged in a glass vase….arrgh.
I’ve found the EXACT lanterns I want & someone to sell all of them to me, except the price is really high cause of cross-border shipping. I’ve said I’d buy them and hate backing out on a deal but no money has been exchanged yet.
I’d be buying the flowers in bulk & DIYing them right before my wedding,
I’m thinking of using silver/gray pintuck overlays, so I was thinking a big splash of deep orange in the middle of the table is going to look amazing. I’m not sure the lanterns (which are brown) are going to make the same visual impact.
Which idea should I go with? I really can’t decide! Help!
Post # 3
You could still use the flowers and the lanterns. You could put the flowers in bud vases scattered around the table, then you get both.
Post # 4
If you’re really split in your decision, can you do half and half? Half the tables with the lanterns and half with flowers? I think having a variety of centerpieces can look really good.
Post # 5
I am having the same issue, torn between two centerpiece ideas. Can you find a picture of each centerpiece and post it? I think that will help everyone decide.
Post # 6
I like miss.truffles half and half idea!
Post # 7
Keep lookiing for lanterns, don’t pay the high shipping on the, You have time to find a better priced option for them.
And I agree, why not either use flowers inside/around some of the lanterns or alternate tables. That way you can save money on the per item price for laterns by buying less and have some variability in your arrangments.
Post # 8
I say go with the flowers and have a smaller number of lanterns dotted around your venue for decoration. But I have to admit I’m partial to fresh flowers, it’s always so lovely!
You said you were going to DIY the roses, I thought about doing the same but have given up on the idea as the logistics turned out to be too difficult (no flower shop close by, transportation issues etc). So if you decide to go the flower route make sure it doesn’t end up being too stressful.
Post # 9
I’m very disappointed that you were considering not purchasing the lanterns a month ago and didn’t notify me. You asked me to hold them for you in November, promising payment in January. I’ve had them packed and ready to ship due to our verbal agreement, and TODAY you backed out, knowing full well a MONTH ago that you were considering other options. I didn’t think a bee would do this to another bee. You asked me to hold these lanterns for you in November, asked me to accept payments rather than one full amount at once, and asked me to take them to have them weighed to be shipped. I’m totally sickened that today is the day you decide to notify me, knowing full well you had no intentions of purchasing these.
Post # 10
I like the lanterns… only because that’s what I’ll be doing for my wedding! Along with tall floating candle holders. The lanterns may be expensive, but so are flowers, even if you order them in bulk. Plus you will be doing A LOT of work right before the wedding for all the DIY stuff. If that’s how you want to spend the time close to your wedding then do it. But I would rather relax and know what my stuff will look like already 🙂
Post # 11
Oh and my choice has nothing to do with you telling the person already that you would buy the lanterns. I wouldn’t hang too much on verbal agreements. That is why everything revolved around weddings includes a contract and deposit. I wouldn’t feel bad for telling them you decided on something else if you decide on the flowers!