- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2009
Just an idea for DIY brides. I made my centerpieces. Im not getting married till next August, but I want everything ready ASAP. LOL. I was trying to figure out what to do for my centerpieces since I ddint wanna spend like $100 on each one! So this is what I did…
Step 1: The Dollar Store!
I went over to the local Dollar Store, and pretty much bought them out of their glasses. I bought 12 carafe shaped glasses, that are about 6′ tall. And I got about 40 little bowls. About 3′ round. and 2′ tall. I also bought a refill for those scented oils that you put the sticks in?
Step 2: AC Moore!
I then got 12 mirrors (6 ’10 square ones, and 6 12′ beveled round mirrors) from ACMoore, along with blue, white, and black glitter(since those are my colors), and 2 packs of white floating candles.
Step 3: Bed, Bath and Beyond!
My last thing, was I got a bag of 100 tealights from BB&B for $5. And I got 3 bags of decorative glas stones, which were blue, white and clear.
Step 4: http://www.flowerwholesale.com!
I’m ordering my flowers from this website. Everything I need, including shipping will cost around $150. That includes enough flowers for all bouquets, boutineers, and corsages. Plus, I’m ordering extra blue irises.
Step5: Set it up!
So this is how it goes. The mirror gets adhesive spray on it(from AC Moore) you mix the glitter, and sprinkle it on, not too much. Place tealights in small bowls, and surround with stones. Fill 6′ glasses 1/4 of the way with stones, then fill 3/4 with water/fragrant oil mixture. Put an iris in each glass, then place floating candle on top. Glass goes in the middle of the mirror with three little bowls with tealights surrounding it. Add irises around mirror wherever it looks too bare.
Step 6: Enjoy your day! If you are going to start your reception before it gets dark, feel free to leave candles unlit till then. When it does, have a server, butler, Maid of Honor, or Best Man (whoever you want) to go around lighting all the candles on each table. Extra bowls can be filled accordingly and placed on card table, cake table, bride/grooms table. Same goes with extra tealights, and extra flowers. And, FYI, this is exactly what I’m doing, and centerpieces are costing me about $50-$60 for all of them! Usually that’s less than the price of one. Good luck!