Missy
Dedicated May 2019

Centerpieces with no flowers?

Missy, on January 14, 2019 at 11:39 AM Posted in Style and Décor 0 25
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Anyone else doing non flower centerpieces? I don’t want to buy a ton of flowers only for them to die, and I also don’t want anything too flashy. We’re simple people. Just wanted to now if anyone else has done this? 🤗

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Latest activity by Erika, on January 18, 2019 at 1:41 PM
  • Nisa
    Super March 2019
    Nisa ·
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    I am using fake flowers, so I can't speak to your question exactly. But I've seen plenty of simple non-floral centerpieces using lanterns, candles, books, marbles/sand in glassware, etc. Pinterest has a lot of great ideas.

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  • Danielle
    Expert March 2019
    Danielle ·
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    No flowers for me either.

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  • Official Mrs.K
    Devoted May 2019
    Official Mrs.K ·
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    This is what I am doing. I’m hoping to find a neighbor with a eucalyptus tree for the cuttings and then my FH is building the wooden lanterns. I was having a difficult time finding pillar candles that fit in the glass vases that I bought so I decided to fill with water and use floating votives instead. Then, after the wedding I can try to sell the lanterns to recoup some of my costs!

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  • Courtney
    Master December 2019
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    We're going non-flower too for our centerpieces. We'll be something similar with pillar candles, birch rounds, pip berry garland and some fake greenery.

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  • Monique
    Master December 2019
    Monique ·
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    We are doing Christmas garland.
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  • Alison
    Just Said Yes May 2019
    Alison ·
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    I am struggling with this too. I don't want to do flowers because they are so expensive, but I want it to be beautiful. We are simple too though, so I don't want it to be over the top. We are thinking of possibly doing different centerpieces at different tables - white lanterns with sand, shells and candles as some, and fishbowls with water, beads at the bottom, and floating tea lights. I don't know....my wedding is in May, and I'm kinda freaking out that we haven't decided Smiley sad

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  • Mrs. Cohen
    Super October 2018
    Mrs. Cohen ·
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    We did simple garlands using only greenery along with non-flame tea light candles. I think it looked elegant without being over-the-top or flashy.

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    I love flowers but gold candelabras fit our theme (and not bad for only about $20/each):

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    We didn't use flowers in our local reception either. That one was a 50's/60's swanky nightclub theme. We used vases with drop lights & feathers stuck into foam balls (our venue was so windy!):

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  • Christine
    Dedicated September 2019
    Christine ·
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    This is what I'm.planning on doing, but w cobalt blue stones to match our color.

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  • Becca
    Super August 2019
    Becca ·
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    I won’t be doing flowers either I don’t think. Something simple like a lantern with a battery candle (can’t have open flame at my venue) with maybe some greenery spread around the center part of the table
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    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Brigid ·
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    I plan on doing faux magnolia leaves and sola/balsa wood hydrangeas to make wreaths that guests can just take with them or I can distribute to the various family members. Great little keep sake that they can use in their own home all year or re-gift it to a neighbor or coworker.

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    What about some kind of lighting? So many different styles to fit your theme and lighting provides such an amazing glow & mood! Any of these catch your eye?

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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
    Allie ·
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    I like the candles! Just make sure it is okay with your venue. Mine requires candles to be in a glass vase and the flame has to be two inches below the top!

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  • Victoria
    VIP October 2018
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    This is very similar to what we did, even with the cobalt blue color! We had lights under the stones to illuminate them too and they were beautiful.
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  • E
    Devoted October 2019
    emjo ·
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    This is my inspiration.

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  • Shannon
    Dedicated October 2019
    Shannon ·
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    Not here either. Just doing eucalyptus runners with some tea light candles.
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  • Cristy
    Master May 2021
    Cristy ·
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    I haven't finalized the design yet, but we are doing candles, with some kind of sand/rocks. I can't afford flowers for every table!

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  • Missy
    Dedicated May 2019
    Missy ·
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    Thanks everyone, I was thinking something like this!

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  • Rebecca
    Dedicated March 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    We're planning a lot of candles and greenery. Simple but pretty!

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