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Hi everyone..

 

After I received that high $200 price for my centerpieces I have decided to go with something a little less doh.gif, Im hoping and have decided to do hot pink pomanders/kissing balls all down my table with tealights...so the question is, how can I make them stay in one place without them rolling around? My wedding will be on the beach so Its going to be windy...Pls help! Should I stand them on something? i figured if I did it would take the look away from the ball...feedback.gif

 

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Have your florist cut a slab off the bottom so they lay flat.

Thanks Amy, you mean only do 1/2 ball? I think they will still be too light to sit on the tables, wont they? And I was also thinking that they might not look like balls at that time...lol

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Thanks Amy, you mean only do 1/2 ball? I think they will still be too light to sit on the tables, wont they? And I was also thinking that they might not look like balls at that time...lol
No not half, just a slice on the bottom of the ball so they can sit on a small surface. Are you planning to use real flowers? If so, I think they will be heavy. The florist will most likely soak the floral foam in water to help keep the flowers fresh.

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No not half, just a slice on the bottom of the ball so they can sit on a small surface. Are you planning to use real flowers? If so, I think they will be heavy. The florist will most likely soak the floral foam in water to help keep the flowers fresh.

Floral Foam Sphere - 6"

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I was thinking of doing real flowers but I just got the price back and its $100.00 per ball...So now Im debating whether I should fake flowers myself and take them with me over there.....I just saw your entire planning and omg..great job girl, I dont know how you managed to take all that in the airplane, your centerpieces were amazing I saw a little kissing ball in there...so pretty with the manzanilla trees

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I was thinking of doing real flowers but I just got the price back and its $100.00 per ball...So now Im debating whether I should fake flowers myself and take them with me over there.....I just saw your entire planning and omg..great job girl, I dont know how you managed to take all that in the airplane, your centerpieces were amazing I saw a little kissing ball in there...so pretty with the manzanilla trees

Thank you. My WC took care of all the centerpeices, I cannot imagine lugging all of that with me. To be honest though, it was easier than I thought taking all the boxes. Two of the boxes were pretty much filled with starfish so they were light. DH, MIL, godmother and myself each took a box and my mom took the carry-on (we were all fortunate to have booked before the extra fee for the second bag).

What kind of flowers were you thinking of using?? My FG's each had a small pomander with green buttons and they were about $25 each. The pomanders in our centerpeices were carnations I believe. We paid about $65 for each centerpeice total.

Are you using a florist from your hotel?? I remember Anny (anacgarcia) hired her own florist who did an amazing job in Cancun.

edit: I found her florist http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/t8589-2

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Thank you. My WC took care of all the centerpeices, I cannot imagine lugging all of that with me. To be honest though, it was easier than I thought taking all the boxes. Two of the boxes were pretty much filled with starfish so they were light. DH, MIL, godmother and myself each took a box and my mom took the carry-on (we were all fortunate to have booked before the extra fee for the second bag).

What kind of flowers were you thinking of using?? My FG's each had a small pomander with green buttons and they were about $25 each. The pomanders in our centerpeices were carnations I believe. We paid about $65 for each centerpeice total.

Are you using a florist from your hotel?? I remember Anny (anacgarcia) hired her own florist who did an amazing job in Cancun.

edit: I found her florist http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/t8589-2

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Thank you so much Amy...I owe you..

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I just got my silk ones from balsacircle.com in fuschia (about $200 shipped for 10 I think though I knew I could resell to recoup some of my cost vs. real flowers) and I am sitting them on top of vases I am renting from the florist. I am putting pink floralytes in the bottom and covering them with silk fuschia rose petals and filling the vase with water. Balsacircle did ok, I wish they had been shipped in better packaging as some of the flowers came off the styrofoam during transit and I had to put several back together. I shipped mine yesterday to the caterer who is setting everything up for me and UPS ground it was less than $20. My centerpiece will sit on a black/white damask runner and/or black lace...I am considering alternating tables.

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I just got my silk ones from balsacircle.com in fuschia (about $200 shipped for 10 I think though I knew I could resell to recoup some of my cost vs. real flowers) and I am sitting them on top of vases I am renting from the florist. I am putting pink floralytes in the bottom and covering them with silk fuschia rose petals and filling the vase with water. Balsacircle did ok, I wish they had been shipped in better packaging as some of the flowers came off the styrofoam during transit and I had to put several back together. I shipped mine yesterday to the caterer who is setting everything up for me and UPS ground it was less than $20. My centerpiece will sit on a black/white damask runner and/or black lace...I am considering alternating tables.

wow sounds beautiful, do you have a picture of how you are setting them on top of that vase? I was thinking of maybe setting them inside of a wicker basket. I saw it and thought it was cute but I am now considering just cutting them like I was told but I dont know if adding rose petals will take the look away from the balls...I was thinking of doing tea lights, the battery operated ones. I cant ship anything to Dreams because they refuse to accept anything prior to your wedding so im stuck lugging it with me

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wow sounds beautiful, do you have a picture of how you are setting them on top of that vase? I was thinking of maybe setting them inside of a wicker basket. I saw it and thought it was cute but I am now considering just cutting them like I was told but I dont know if adding rose petals will take the look away from the balls...I was thinking of doing tea lights, the battery operated ones. I cant ship anything to Dreams because they refuse to accept anything prior to your wedding so im stuck lugging it with me

Here are some pics I was playing with at home. The vase will be different I used things I had at home to try and simulate the look. Will your hotel accept a delivery in advance? I've never known a hotel that would not accept a package before arrival. I can't use flames on the yacht so the battery floralytes worked for me to have some lighting effect. I'm using some battery candles that flicker to use next to a memorial photo of my grandpa that I will have there....they work well.
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