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DIY centerpieces

So the reception hall that we booked has vases and flowers that we could use as centerpieces if we choose.  They aren't elaborate, just basic and let's face it...they're free.  Does it look tacky if you just use the ones they already have?  Opinions...please!!!!And does anyone know any good websites that have DIY centerpieces that are simple, cheap and easy to make?  The wedding is in September and I wanted the colors to be fuschia and yellow...Thanks for the help!

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    heath04angelheath04angel member
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    edited December 2011
    I dont personally think it's tacky at all. the last few weddings i've been to used the ones that came with the hall...some you cant even tell that they come from there. if the centerpieces arent very nice you could always add to them and make them more personal...but otherwise like you said, they're free! the only time i wouldnt go with the halls centerpieces would be if they were extremely tacky looking.
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    Kmgreen2Kmgreen2 member
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    edited December 2011
    I don't think it's tacky either.  Most weddings I've been to I can't even remember what the centerpieces were when I think back.  I think that if yo'ure ok with the ones they have you should definitely use them.
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    JKohioJKohio member
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    edited December 2011
    Not tacky at all! If you want to incorporate your colors, you could just add something small to them. Maybe put a swatch of fabric (or a placemat) in either fuschia or yellow (one color per table, on alternating tables) underneath it. Or, sprinkle some yellow and/or fuscia rose petals around them. BUT, you certainly don't *have* to add anything to them at all. If you like them as is, just go with them. I'll bet your guests won't even remember (or care about) them at all because they'll be too busy having a good time.  :)
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    lesleybenlesleyben member
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    edited December 2011
    fiftyflowers.com has great diy centerpiece photos. just look under the testimonials section thats where i found mine.
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    edited December 2011
    You've got time to decide, but free is always good.  To make it personal you could always pick up 2 or 3 dollar store picture frames for each table and put in some pictures. You could even go the extra mile (for free) and add little captions or notes to the back telling the significance of the picture, or just labeling it.  That type of interactive centerpiece is the type I remember most.Otherwise- you could do a lot with $300... some fuschia carnations and yellow sweetheart or spray roses, some greens, and a $1 globe bowl vase from Pat Catans. Good luck!  Do yourself a favor and don't buy anything until you're 100% sure about it regarding centerpieces--  I've got 24  unused rose bowls stashed away at my parent's house that I decided were not going to work.
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    starshine985starshine985 member
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    edited December 2011
    I think it all depends on the situation.For instance, my hall had centerpieces that we could use, but they looked Christmas-y to me and we weren't allowed to add anything to them.  I thought they looked tacky.However, a friend of mine got married and their hall had simple, yet elegant, centerpieces for them to use.  At first, I thought she had done them herself.All-in-all, it's never tacky to use the items that a hall will provide for you (heck, it's a great deal!) - just make sure that you're happy with them before using.
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