Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:52 PM
I brought down clear glass starfish shaped tealight candle holders, and small regular clear and green glass tealight candle holders. That alone took up most of the space in my carryon suitcase. I didn't trust packing glass items in checked luggage so I bought the blumebox cardboard vases instead of glass. In order to get the glass vases I wanted I would have had to bring them down to Mexico so I just ended up skipping the glass. The blumeboxes worked out great since I was able to get them in our wedding colors and got vases for my my bouquets and my BMs bouquets. They were also cheaper than what I would have paid for glass vases. I ended up getting different flowers than what I had requested, but I loved how my centerpieces turned out. We had three centerpieces on each table (we had two long tables) and I just used my bouquet vase as our centerpiece since my husband and I sat at the sweetheart table. The candles were placed all along the tables and rose petals were scattered as well. They also did the same set up with the candles and petals in our reception room and our guests brought the centerpieces with and then took them to their rooms afterward so at least they didn't go to waste.