by DIY wedding planner on April 12, 2012

So I posted not too long ago with my DIY beach wedding centerpeices…they are now updated. Please give me your honest opinions and ideas!

Do you think the flowers are real or fake?
Is this too busy or plain?

Thanks, everyone!

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

camdensmommy07 April 12, 2012 at 6:02 am

the flowers are fake but i think its a beautiful centerpiece


Confused bride to be April 12, 2012 at 6:18 am

i love it.. you can tell the flowers are fake but its not a big deal..altough the blue ones look real…


:]]] April 12, 2012 at 6:23 am

i honestly think having the little ones around them is a little to much.

look at this website and try to get ideas they are really cute.


Bride2Be2009 April 12, 2012 at 6:44 am

The flowers dont look real but they look beautiful I would leave out the shells on the outside of the centerpiece, the ones inside look great! the extra big ones look off!


keepyourhandsoffmycat April 12, 2012 at 6:47 am

No I think it looks great! But I think the shells around the bottom of the flowers are a bit much so I would leave them out but other than that I think they are very nice and will suit your beach theme very well. You can tell they are fake but who cares, they still look nice, lots of people have silk flowers for centrepieces, no one will care about that. Good luck!


Katie T April 12, 2012 at 7:10 am

Blue ones look real, white ones not so much, leaves usually give it away too. But I think its REALLY cute!!


Mrs. Seflers April 12, 2012 at 7:27 am

they are fake? they are cute, they go with the beach theme :)


chanel April 12, 2012 at 8:08 am

i absolutely love the pic keep them!!!!!!!!


Mac April 12, 2012 at 8:28 am

I love the idea you’ve started with.

Yes, the flowers are silk imitation and yes, you can tell in that light. That being said, remember that in low light and with the candle lit it may not look that way.

I will admit that for my personal taste, this is a little ‘busy’ – but then I’m a minimalist at heart lol. I’d probably lose the hydrangea flowers as they crowd the vase and limit the shells to one or two – for some reason abalone/pawa shells always remind me of ashtrays (but that’s my personal mental dysfunction! lol).

For this example, I would keep the candle neutrally coloured – the hydrangea and the blue candle could be a bit much together – then again, put this version in a darkened room and light the candle and then take another photo, it may be perfect!

The additional candles are great for adding atmosphere, but use of them would depend on the room lighting (are they needed for light?) and the size of the tables – will they be getting in the way of glasses, cutlery and menu and place cards? Will people be setting fire to themselves accidentally (my BFF did at a wedding, funny – but could have ended badly) when leaning to pick up glasses etc.

For our wedding, we ‘re having 4 hurricane lamps with sand and white scented pillar candles on our long table (informal Aussie beach wedding in Summer) with huge deep green banana leaves underneath them as the table runner. Around the base of the lamps we have twisted spinnifex grass and then shells scattered in between the lamps. to continue the theme up the table.Simple, unfussy and minimalist but effective.

Good luck with the centrepieces and I look forward to seeing any further versions you may come up with.
Have a wonderful wedding day!


jussstmeee April 12, 2012 at 9:07 am

I would skip the outside shells, they aren’t needed. I’d probably also skip the small candles.

The flowers are silk, but its pretty, and I don’t think it matters if they’re silk or fresh. Go for it!

PS. I like the white shells the best, to bring out the white roses. I’d try to keep the roses a little higher so they are not buried in the blue flowers. Roses are generally feature flowers, not background flowers.


iloveweddings April 12, 2012 at 9:08 am

Hi. Yes, I think it is a little busy. You can tell the flowers are fake, but if you like them that is all that matters!

I would eliminate the big shells on the outside and maybe even the little candles….unless, of course, you have already purchased lots of the little ones.


tricia123 April 12, 2012 at 9:57 am

I think these are great. who cares if the flowers are real or fake. very pretty centerpieces.
Good job


bbbarra April 12, 2012 at 10:24 am

I love it! The only suggestion I have is to move the smaller votives closer to the middle. It will just make it cozier! Big shells? they look fine where they are especially if the outside candles are closer! Nice job!

best wishes…………………


sandie April 12, 2012 at 11:14 am

I think they look great.


Elizabeth April 12, 2012 at 11:33 am

Flowers definitely look fake, but it’s still very nice.


Lydia April 12, 2012 at 11:37 am

I think it’s very pretty – I love the colours.
I don’t think you need the votives around them…


Tricie68 April 12, 2012 at 11:58 am

All the flowers are fake, but it’s looks nice. If that’s what you can afford that’s fine. I would change the votives to just simple white ones in a standard holder. Plus I would use only all white shells.


Heather R April 12, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I think it’s beautiful. It’s not too plain and it’s not to over done. I think that would match a beach wedding perfectly. You can tell the flowers are fake but they look good. They don’t look like cheap flowers. They are very pretty. You did a wonderful job.


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