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#1 ebernard4985

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    Posted 11 February 2010 - 08:09 PM

    My inspiration:
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    Test Run:
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    I was originally quoted $90 a table for centerpieces! These will cost me less that that for ALL the tables!!

    Large Vase (10in) @ Wal-Mart for $2 each
    Medium Vase (7in) @ Dollar Tree for $1 each
    Orchid purchased from Michaels for $4 (on sale) has four orchids on each stem
    Floating Candles purchased from Michaels for $1 each, you can look online for cheaper ones!

    I will also be putting votive candles around these vases and some white seashells/starfish to make them beachy. I am putting one vase of each size on the tables surrounded by 5 or so votives. On the head table I will have 1 large vase and 2 small vases (head table made up of 3 long tables, a set of vases on each of the long tables) with votives surrounding them.

    Cost = 7 large vase = $14
    10 medium vase = $10
    7-8 orchid stems = $32
    17 floating candles = $17
    36 votives (from Michaels) = $15
    seashells = $5-10

    GRAND TOTAL = $98 (high estimate)

    That is less than $100 for 4 round tables and the head table!!!

    #2 Emmers

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      Posted 11 February 2010 - 08:14 PM

      Looks beautiful! Do you know how you plan to pack all the vases? Love the idea but not sure if I can make it down without breaking all the glassware :)

      #3 mswhatever

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        Posted 11 February 2010 - 08:16 PM

        You did a great job!!!

        #4 march132010

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          Posted 11 February 2010 - 08:33 PM

          great job!!!! What a way to save money!!!!!!!

          #5 latoya1908

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            Posted 11 February 2010 - 09:46 PM

            Great job!! You really got a good deal with this DIY project!

            #6 debbmach

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              Posted 11 February 2010 - 10:43 PM

              They look beautiful!
              http://dwdf.daisypath.com/v0lqm5.png

              58 people booked...and counting!!!

              #7 Mischaka

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                Posted 11 February 2010 - 10:45 PM

                that is beautiful!! will you ship the vases there or will you carry them?

                #8 PaperBagPrincess

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                  Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:46 PM

                  Those are really great! I might just have to make some for my next dinner party :)

                  #9 bnbrmy

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                    Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:55 PM

                    I think yours turned out better. And those prices are great!

                    #10 Tonir

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                      Posted 12 February 2010 - 12:01 AM

                      Those are gorgeous! I'm also really curious about how you're getting everything down there. This is exactly the look I want too, but I know I won't have the room, or weight available in my suitcases to take these. I also figured I'd spend just as much shipping them down.




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