Are these cute DIY wedding centerpieces?

by DIY wedding planner on August 1, 2012


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My wedding is on August 21 2011. We will be paying for the wedding ourselves, so I’m trying to find ways to save some money. I found these, and thought they would make an adorable DIY for table centerpieces at the reception.

http://pizzazzerie.com/parties/tutorial-how-to-make-a-pomander-flower-ball/

I’m a little worried they’re not large enough, or have enough of a WOW factor that large fresh floral centerpeices do. My wedding is small, only 50 guests. I think I would place them in vintage milk glass vases, like this

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/5145122532_e5e581ae2b.jpg

Thoughts??

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Andrea August 1, 2012 at 5:30 am

that could be reaally pretty, especially if it is for a smaller wedding.

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Hi9045 August 1, 2012 at 6:23 am

I love them! They’re adorable, and I think they do have a wow factor. But follow your heart. Have fun at your wedding, and good luck!!

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Shann August 1, 2012 at 6:44 am

I think they are absolutely adorable! I’m also doing DIY center pieces at my wedding and i think its an awesome idea. very cute and simple especially if your only having 50 people way to save money!

good luck & congrats!

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Perse August 1, 2012 at 7:13 am

Pretty. Go for it.

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La Vie Boheme August 1, 2012 at 7:22 am

They are adorable. Don’t worry about a WOW factor..honestly..people don’t care!

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Doom August 1, 2012 at 7:59 am

I think they’re lovely. If you feel like they aren’t big enough and you have the extra time/materials, you could make several per table and have a variety of sizes/heights for the glasses, so that each of the flower balls sits at a different height to add a bit more interest and make the arrangement a bit fuller.

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iloveweddings August 1, 2012 at 8:55 am

Oh….love them! You could always use a larger syrofoam ball and a larger vase (dollar store). Or, do several small ones and group them together.

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Bonez August 1, 2012 at 9:37 am

My oh my if only i had not already bought and paid for all my centerpieces I would go tomorrow nad buy the supplies to make these… I love them and as long as you do to… go for it!!

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arizonakal August 1, 2012 at 10:35 am

They really are pretty and I think would be nice for a small wedding. I agree that they may be a bit on the small side. It really depends on the size of the tables your guests will be sitting at. A 4 in ball on a table for 8 or 10 would surely disappear. Make them a couple of inches larger and consider using some sparkly papers or crystal tipped pins. A bit of very fine glitter would add a touch of bling as well. Otherwise, they are very nice and you should go for it!

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Chelle August 1, 2012 at 10:52 am

I think they look nice. You can probably find lots of the milk glass vases at garage sales for cheap. I know my mom has found a lot of milk glass stuff that way. Depending on the size of your tables you could do a few for each table if you need to and you could use a mixture of different size styrofoam balls and different size vases for each table to have some variety. I think they will be perfect for a small wedding and should be pretty inexpensive to make. If you have a Michaels or Joann’s craft store nearby you can print 40% off coupons online that you can use for one item per visit to save some money. You can print a bunch off and use them different days if you plan it out. That’s how I buy cake decorating supplies there. Good luck on your upcoming wedding!

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just me! August 1, 2012 at 11:33 am

congratulations on your upcoming wedding and for keeping to your budget! and these will have the ‘wow’ factor because they are very pretty and fun and unique!
i love the idea and if by chance you think they aren’t quite big enough you can certainly just make them a little larger – however i think they are perfect!
what are you planning for bouquets for your bridal party – perhaps you would consider having your girls carry similar balls but with fresh flowers – you would use a 1″ wide ribbon in a co-ordinating color for the handle – they are stunning in photos and would give you that unique look for your wedding. they are dead easy to make and relatively inexpensive. you could use mums or carnations because they are both a dense flower giving lots of coverage and inexpensive to purchase.
if you think you might like to make those as well – again they are easy – send me a message and i’d be glad to give you directions.
good luck sweetie and happy happy wedding!

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Because I Said So August 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I think that’s a great idea and your guests will appreciate that you didn’t blow thousands on floral centerpieces, which are a waste. If you put 3-4 of those vases on each table, that will be big enough. I put 3 different vases on each table for my reception with silver beads and floating candles and our tables were 5′ across. Ask your caterer or venue how big the tables are so you can make sure the centerpieces take up enough room. And you may want to put a mirror or platter underneath the vases like in that first pic, to make it seem larger. You can probably find tons of those white vases at yard sales for like 25 cents!

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