KT
Dedicated May 2018

Non floral centerpieces

KT, on June 13, 2017 at 2:08 PM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 26
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I'm in a planning lull right now so I've been trying to think of what to do for centerpieces. I was thinking of trying to find something non floral to do to try and keep costs down and save where I can. If anyone has done or is doing non floral centerpieces I would love to see pics! Also if anyone has any ideas as well. Thanks !

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Latest activity by Kori, on June 15, 2017 at 12:59 PM
  • KDoubleU
    VIP October 2017
    KDoubleU ·
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    Our venue lets us rent lanterns from them, so we will have those, small votives and a nautical knot with the table number. We are also doing a small vase with a stem of hydrangeas. Affordable and doesn't overcrowd the table Smiley smile

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  • J
    Super September 2017
    Jenny ·
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    As a team flower girl, I wanted to keep my costs down too, but there wasn't anything quite like real flowers - even if I had to get nothing but baby's breath and carnations. One idea that I just loved was a potted orchid - the plus is that they are still potted plants that you can put all over your home afterwards (they stay blooming for months if taken care of).

    These were all options that I priced out as $20 per centerpiece if the only reason you're looking at nonfloral is price



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  • Septbride17
    Dedicated September 2017
    Septbride17 ·
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    I bought 15 of these (I have 15 tables) and I will be decorating them with fake (but realistic looking) flowers and some moss added to it with some string lights.

    I thought this was a great alternate to flowers as we saw how quickly add up


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  • KT
    Dedicated May 2018
    KT ·
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    Thanks Jenny! Yeah it pretty much is because of price. I guess is should say low floral as well. Open to all suggestions!

    ETA yours look amazing !

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  • APZ
    VIP March 2017
    APZ ·
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    We did some non floral center pieces mixed with other floral ones..and honestly ours were that cheap... Granted we did buy all the non floral items instead of renting because I couldn't find lanterns I like to rent. so bought lanterns, LED candles, mercury glass votives and tea lights...and for the same price, I could have done a more simple floral centerpiece on those tables.

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  • J
    Super September 2017
    Jenny ·
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    No problem Smiley smile one of the things that people can forget for nonflorals is that those hurricanes and pillar candles can really add up too! We originally looked into doing succulent terrariums thinking they'd be cheaper some how... lol not at all.

    Also, a simple pure hydrangea centerpeice is also pretty affordable and should be in season for late May. Each hydragena flower is pretty huge so you don't need many. Also they have nice full leaves as well.


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  • hannahdee
    Super June 2018
    hannahdee ·
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    If you WANT flowers but are just trying to save money, I think we're getting mine from a website called fifty flowers. Soooo reasonable

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  • KaylaJ
    Dedicated March 2018
    KaylaJ ·
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    We're probably not using many flowers either because I just am not a floral girl. We're thinking of doing something like this, but with a white lantern that we can purchase from ikea for like $5. When we did the math I think we're looking at just over $13 per table. However because it's still pretty early we're still looking at our options.


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  • Zaz
    Master October 2016
    Zaz ·
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    We did lanterns with a small spray of silk flowers. All told, our centerpieces were about $15 per table. I took a ton of time to research my options and shopped on sale for everything!


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  • Beecham2Barrows
    VIP December 2020
    Beecham2Barrows ·
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    Past 2 weddings I've been to didn't have floral center pieces... They had candles

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  • RaeGin
    Master September 2017
    RaeGin ·
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    Our venue provides octagonal mirrors and 4 votive candles per table. I got lanterns with LED candles built-in from FiveBelow and will be adding fairy lights and moss to them. We will also be adding satin table runners. When all is said and done, we should be at about $12 per table.

    ETA: @Zaz, where did you get those lanterns from?

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  • FutureMrsTrevino
    Expert September 2017
    FutureMrsTrevino ·
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    I'm team flowers! I'm my area, a set of candles with some greenery was the same (and actually more) than my tall centerpieces!

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  • Nonna T
    Master April 2014
    Nonna T ·
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    I had a boatload of Crown Royal lowball glasses (because I am sometimes a lush) so I put those stones in the bottom and floated candles in water in them.

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  • MarissaFromOregon
    Expert June 2017
    MarissaFromOregon ·
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    I agree with the above poster who said that non-floral can add up. Costco sells bulk flowers for very affordable prices. Worth looking into

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  • Gabrielle
    Dedicated July 2017
    Gabrielle ·
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    I'm doing planters with succulents and candles on each side. Not cheap, but less expensive than floral centerpieces.

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  • MrsVoegs17
    VIP September 2017
    MrsVoegs17 ·
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    We're doing hydrangeas from Sam's club for our centerpieces. It should cost us under $200 for the floral for our tables, welcome table, cake table, and gift table.

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  • Carmen
    Dedicated April 2019
    Carmen ·
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    We did change one of the things on the mason jars, but we're doing candles and sand which will be full and some will have more gray then purple


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  • Vanessa
    VIP November 2017
    Vanessa ·
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    Mine will be a combination of different vintage scales with mercury class candles. I'm using all greens with "hidden mickeys" in them. This is an actual photo of my wedding planners.


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  • Chelsea
    VIP September 2017
    Chelsea ·
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    We are doing eucalyptus greenery on all tables (sparse scattered greens). Half of the tables will have flowers (3 bud vases per table) and half will have pillar candles (3 varying pillar candles). I also got some votives to put on all tables as well.

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  • PinkFlamingo
    Super October 2017
    PinkFlamingo ·
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    Focus on different heights of candles & a mixture of floating candles if your venue allows. Hydrangeas are good flowers to consider because one stem covers a good area. Baby's breath stinks so avoid it!

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