FutureHennigan
Super September 2018

Non-Floral Centerpieces - show me yours?

FutureHennigan, on August 18, 2016 at 2:08 PM Posted in Style and Décor 0 52
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Who is doing centerpieces without flowers? I'm trying to cut back on our florist cost and I like the idea of doing all candles (or a candelabra?) for a centerpiece or something like that but I don't know how to do that without it being boring and too simple. Our colors are white, gold, and dark purple. I've googled but everything seems very "spring" themed and colored...which is not what we are going for. If you have pics - even better! Thanks Smiley smile

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  • Mrs. TacoCat
    VIP September 2016
    Mrs. TacoCat ·
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    Every other table.


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  • Kristyn
    Just Said Yes September 2016
    Kristyn ·
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    Wine glasses from the dollar store, fall leaves from the craft store, and some tea lights candles are making up my centerpieces.


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  • Whitta
    Super November 2016
    Whitta ·
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    Haven't fully decided on mine yet, but here are my "pin"spirations.


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  • KSera
    VIP February 2017
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    Wow - we have the same color scheme! We are doing mercury gold votive and candles on the tables and instead of a plain tablecloth went with a big pattern. That will really distract from the lack of flowers. To be eco-friendly where we do use flowers, we are going to have potted orchids (at the escort card and gift/card tables) and give to the mothers after the wedding. Orchids are so elegant and you can get one for $30-70 or so depending on how big. Going low-flower is great for those with allergies too Smiley smile

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  • MeantToBeAKennedy
    Expert October 2016
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    Not pictured: we will also have three votive candles the venue provides and fall colored rose petals sprinkled around. And this will sit on white tablecloths, not my wooden dining room table, so it takes so imagination. Oh and our table numbers are tall and thin and silver sparkly. I didn't do this to save on cost so much as I just don't love flowers. But for 22 tables we're running a little over $400.


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  • FutureHennigan
    Super September 2018
    FutureHennigan ·
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    @Fall Bride - thank you! Obviously I'm aware of that possibility. Just trying to keep all options open and see what will work best for us and our budget!

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  • FutureHennigan
    Super September 2018
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    @Sarah - I absolutely love mercury glass! I'm hoping to find some way to incorporate it but I worry about everything being too low to the table. I'm having a hard time finding taller mercury glass vases/votives. I'm thinking maybe a piece of wood underneath or a mirror but I just can't decide. I like your idea of a patterned table cloth, we are having a gold glittered/sparkle table cloth on the sweetheart table and the tables for the bridal party and parents but I didn't want that for every table.

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  • Kyle
    Super May 2019
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    This might not count, because there ARE flowers that we DIY'd, but we did lanterns and picture frames and a few other inexpensive items. (The little dolls were a cute gift that we placed only on our head table.)



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  • Christine
    Devoted September 2017
    Christine ·
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    I'm not really a flower person and neither is my fiance so I'm thinking of doing these topiaries surrounded by moss and gold votives, or on top of one of those wood tree ring things.

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  • CatBones
    Expert July 2020
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    Kyle I love that!

    I like edible centerpieces. I think they're fun and give you some wiggle room as guests are seated as to how long it takes to bring dinner out. Also I'm a fatty so I never say no to more food.


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  • M
    Beginner December 2016
    molly jane ·
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    Definitely look into the dollar store ideas and IKEA wedding hacks on Pinterest. Also, I'm using succulents and photos with inexpensive frames from dollar store/IKEA.

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  • Mrs. Sasswood
    Master October 2016
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    Kyle, those are incredible!!!

    Not using florals, but don't have photos since our wedding hasn't happened yet. We are using the lanterns in the below photo, flameless candles, leaves, and mini pumpkins as our centerpieces.


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  • E&M
    Master July 2016
    E&M ·
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    This was our centerpiece.

    We diy'ed our own mercury glass for our decor.


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  • nicolette
    Expert August 2016
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  • nicolette
    Expert August 2016
    nicolette ·
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  • Megglesleslye
    Super May 2016
    Megglesleslye ·
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    All of these are gorgeous! @nicolette the clock ah so cool!

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  • Melissa
    Master March 2018
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    Mine aren't all non floral. I haven't done them yet or even experimented with them. But I'm doing a gold painted wine bottle with a black bow around it and gold like branches in the wine bottle and it will be with votives surrounded by a gold spray painted baby's breath wreath.

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  • Miss Zee
    Savvy June 2017
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    This is my inspiration plus adding some candles. And since my sister drinks alot of wine anyway, she has been saving the bottles for me. Very low cost, lol.


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  • Britny
    VIP February 2017
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    We're having a beach wedding and this is what they'll look like (sorry if photo is blurry!)


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  • Kara
    Super May 2017
    Kara ·
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    @britny R I think we are having our reception at the same place! Which room did you reserve?

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