I've heard about using the girls flowers for the centerpieces... My only question was how to pull it off without coming off tacky? Did you go put them in at the end of the cocktail hours like before the entrance... or what did you do to make it not-so-obvious?
I love the idea of the menu wtih the wrap around it. Great job with everything.
Lastly... It wasn't a huge pain lugging down vases? Thats another thing I was wondering about!
Originally Posted by mrendic
Hey! Yeah, I didn't care too much about centerpieces so for my main centerpiece (which you don't see in the pic) we used the bridesmaids bouquets, which were just fuchsia roses, in vases we brought down and tied raffia and a starfish around. They looked really nice on the table and it was good to be able to use them for something else. The table number was a picture frame from michaels that had little shells in it. It was actually supposed to have these photo numbers in them but I forgot them at home so we had to improvise and make new numbers on the fuchsia paper that I had on hand- not exactly what I wanted, but oh well. We did maracas for favors (The guests LOVED those- they were cheap and I put little sayings on them, that I found from another bride, that read "Instead of tapping on your glass, here's a system with Mexican class. Stand and shake with all your might, to see the groom kiss his bride tonight." My mom made little bags with pink jelly beans and white jordan almonds (those are the little candy favors you see). Our menus that I made are what have the pink ribbon around it- they are rolled up and my mom made these little net/ starfish ribbon things- hard to explain, i'll post a pic. And yes, we had starfish on the tables along with a few candle votives on each table. I already had too much to bring down so I didn't want any big centerpieces, so it worked out really well what we had. Oh and we also had these little disposable cameras on each table for the guests to take random pictures with, everyone had a blast with that! Here are some photos so you can get a better idea.
This is after the fact, so they look a little beat up, but you get the idea.
The vases that held the roses
The little net that was tied around the menus
the little baggies that had the jelly beans & jordan almonds
The cameras that were on each table!
Hope this helps!