- Mrs. Pineapple
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: October 2018 - The Rivers Club
Well, I can’t even tell you how many hours I slaved over these coffee filter roses.Then we moved and the box was stored in a closet for a couple months. Yesterday I pulled out the box to mock-up the centerpiece and all the flowers were smashed. They are very light so they couldn’t have smashed each other. I don’t know how it happened, but it wasn’t good. I was able to salvage just barely enough for our centerpieces.
In addition to the paper roses, the centerpieces include these crazy (and borderline tacky, let’s be honest) copper leaves/sticks and candles atop mirror tiles from Ikea.
(ignore the plastic wrap left on the mirrors)
I am pretty happy with the outcome. It is warm and cozy and has that handmade feeling I love. The tables we are using are rectangular 6 person tables with big cushy chairs. So that alone will give the reception an intimate feel, plus scarves and candle light –mmmmmmm. As far as cost goes I wanted to keep each centerpiece around $10, but witha decrease in the number of tables we have, the individual cost went upa couple dollars. The flowers cost about $30 total, the copper sparkle plants were about $30 total, the mirrors were $1.20 each and the candles were $7/table. Making each centerpiece cost about $12.20.
Now as long as the candles don’t burn down to the mirror and catchthe flowers on fire and burn down Pittsburgh, we’ll be in good shape! hrm.
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