Post # 1
I am looking to purchase the oh-so-popular cylinder vases for my centerpieces.
I want to use 3 or 4 on each table…you know, with the submerged flowers in water and floating candle. 🙂
I am assuming that buying a "lot" of them would be the way to go.
Have any of you have luck buying off eBay? Can you really get a good deal going to a craft or dollar store?
Share your secrets to success for getting a ton of these without spending a TON of money.
I see prices ranging from $1-$10 each
I am trying to save money but I don’t want "crap". Are these cheap ones decent? Any advice, tips, or horror stories are greatly appreciated!
Oh, and for any "local store" tips, I live near Seattle, Wa
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
I bought all our vases from ebay from a seller called "HJK imports" and I HIGHLY recommend them! They had a great selection and I looked pretty hard to get a better deal and couldnt find one. GL!
Post # 4
I bought my vases off of craigslist seattle. You have to be on top of checking several times a day but if you’re patient you can find what you’re looking for. I found 10 hurricane vases for $10 total! They were only used once. I also found 24 square vases for $25 total. It was nice not to have to pay shipping. I seen some cylinder vases last weekend at Ikea in Renton. They were not too expensive. I also have used a Michaels 40% off coupon to get a few. I printed a bunch of coupons off the website and then went in several times a week. It was worth it for cylinder vases for $4 a piece after the coupon. GOOD LUCK!
Post # 5
Thank you so much for the freedback!
Post # 6
I’ve never purchased anything through them, but save-on-crafts.com has some on sale for ~1.50-2 each. I’ve been trying to find the same thing myself and that’s the best I’ve found so far. I might give that ebay seller a look too though.
Post # 7
don’t trust save-on-crafts. i purchased cylinder vases for them, spent over $100. they were shipped and the quality was HORRIBLE. the glass was bubbled, marring the look of the glass and even making the the texture of the glass sharp in places. also, many of the vases weren’t exactly cylindrical – they bubbled out, mostly along the bottom, which again marred the look of the glass and the overall look.
they were unresponsive for quite awhile and i ended up paying nearly the same amount of money to ship it back to them because the vases were that unusable. their customer service wasn’t quite helpful and i didn’t see a refund until a couple of months later and i’ve never gotten an apology for the customer service agent who basically told me that i lied about sending them all back and thought i wanted a refund for something that i hadn’t returned.
we ended up going to walmart. a little bit pricier but definitely better quality.
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2022 - Our home and the two acres it sits on
I don’t know if you have Dollar Stores in Seattle, but at my local store I found a big assortment of vases (for a dollar!) and they were really good quality. In fact, I bought a few just to have at home, and I dropped one on a pretty thin rug and it didn’t break.
Post # 9
You’re getting a lot of great suggestions. One more local store – have you checked Tuesday Morning? They have a lot of stores in and around Seattle and you might get lucky since you never know what they will have.
Also, you don’t say what direction you live from the city, but there is a Pier 1 in Olympia and they always have a lot of the vases of the type you are looking for. Depending on the style of your wedding, mix and match could be charming (unless your wedding style is very modern).
Post # 10
You can also look at Dollar Tree, where ever item is a dollar. You can buy things in bulk from thier website.
Post # 11
The dollar tree website is http://www.dollartreedirect.com
They have a lot of different vases, I hope they have what you’re looking for!
Post # 12
I also got mine from HKJ Imports, save-on-crafts has good prices but the shipping is where it is going to hurt, especially for glass. Hope This Helps.
Post # 13
I say rent them from a vendor… what are you going to do with all of them when the wedding is over?
That way you can be sure to have quality vases.