Post # 1
I knew I didn’t want floral centrepieces & neither did I want to spend a small fortune on them. So I decided candles with a bit of bling was the route I wanted to take. I have 12 centrepieces, each with 4 candles and I made a point to decorate all 48 candles so that every table will be slightly different.
The mirrors & faux diamonds are from Dollarama & eBay, candles from Ikea and all the ribbon and embellishments are either Dollarama or eBay purchases. My black & silver organza table runners were purchased online for around $2 each – so I’m pretty pleased with how little I wound up spending. They’re simple and, I think, perfect for our venue.
I can’t wait to see them lit at the reception!
Post # 3
How much did you end up spending on the diamons and where did you get the organza table runner from for $2 ea?
Post # 4
How do you keep the embelishments from coming off as the candle burns?
Post # 5
@superplannerbee: I got the diamonds at Dollarama (they were actually $1.50 for a package of 12) and the Table runners were actually $2.79 – and I see they’re still on sale at eFavormart
@cabbyj: hopefully I’ve placed the embellishments far enough down on each candle that it won’t be an issue. Usually a candle as big as the ones I’ve used has to burn for quite some time before they start to lose size/height or have a cascade of melted wax down them. But I guess we’ll see – lol. They won’t be lit until the reception… and, in all honesty, if a few lose an embellishment here or there because the candle has burned down – I won’t be too terribly fussed. Besides, I’m a fan of the way candles look after the wax starts to drop down the sides. And they’re a one-time-use item, right? So as long as they’re pretty for the night, I’ll be happy 🙂
Post # 6
My DIY centrepieces looked as lovely as I’d hoped on the day of the wedding (which was so far beyond amazing, that I still haven’t been able to write about it!)
Post # 7
Those look great! I love the diamonds scattered around the mirror!!