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Any centerpiece ideas for a reception with candles for cheap. I don't want to use flowers (maybe a few petals) but make it look elegant and expensive. Thank you.
Spray glitter in white, gold, silver, or any color that matches the wedding party?
Go to Walmart (or similar low cost store) & buy hurricane candle lamps & candles. You can also buy round mirrors to place underneath & place items in your wedding color or in a theme (example, if a Fall wedding, place pine cones, etc.) around the base of the lamps.
Rental stores have wonderful mirrors and glass to rent also ck into the table runners in your wedding colors.they add color and really make your center pc really show.very elegant!!
I put my kids wedding invitaion in an oval shape in the
center of the candle with straight pins. Around the
wedding invitation, I put ribbon the color of the girls
dresses around the oval with a glue gun. The color was
maroon and the invitation also had a bit of maroon in it.
I put small flowers all over, many as you like.
On the bottom of the candle I set it in a candle holder.
I put larger flowers on the candle holder.
I placed two small candle besides the large one.
I can relate so what I did was buy tea lights and went to the thrift store and bought up all the little tea light holders I could and use spray adhesive and apply glitter easy and buy one big candle for the center. P.S. The dollar store now carries rose pedals you get fifty for a dollar.
Vases are cheap and ribbon is cheap. Buy vases at dollar store place 2 to every 10 ft banquet table with 3 or 4 carnations wedding colors. Ribbon with bow. You can buy carnations in 12 dozen maybe 2 bux a dozen or 3. Call the market or if you have a friend who has business you might be able to buy wholesale. Sprinkle glitter on tables and small candles from dollar store. 8ft table cloths, get at the dollar store. People think buy cheap at Sams wholesale club or Gordon food service but you can do better on your own with Big Lots and Dollar stores. Haven't you noticed Walmart prices are now higher than Krogers and Meijers?
For my wedding we are going to use floating flower candles in and floating candle bowl. The place we were looking was at orientaltrading.com but I'm not sure you have time to order and receive them. You could look and call them to find out. I think they are pretty cheap (but then again I live in Alaska and everything here is expensive) but time might be of essence. If you did the floating candles and some fake flower petals around the tables I think that would look great. (We're doing tropical flower candles and sea shells on our tables) Good luck!
Two ideas :
1) Three different sized candles with glass beads or stones surrounding the bases and one to three orchids in whatever colors match your wedding theme laid beautifully on the stones/beads. Even the least expensive candles would be elevated by the orchids. The beads can be purchased for a very reasonable price -even at target. And you won't need many orchids to create quite an impression. At the same time they are very resilient and will not need a water source to remain beautiful throughout your reception. Unlike so many flowers that would wilt too quickly!
2) Cover a large vase/hurricane in a beautiful and slightly sheer fabric that compliments your wedding decor. Add the candle and your tables will be inviting and beautiful! This could also be done with a homemade wire frame covered in the same fabric. You can go all out and add feather accents, beaded trim; whatever you like and can afford. Just be sure to keep safety in mind when creating the look you want!
I do HIGHLY recommending doing mock-ups of any centerpiece your are considering before investing in the full amount that you need. It just help you make sure that the specific materials your are choosing really give you the look you are hoping for. Little details can make a big difference! : )
Have a beautiful day!
I want to put a real fish in a bowl with a floating candle. Would it be OK?
By Merita E.