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DIY centerpieces

I've been putting off making my centerpiece decision until after the holidays...well its after the holidays and I still don't know what I'm going to do!  My FI really is pushing to save money and do all DIY centerpieces for the reception.  I want to have the florist do them all because 1. I'm not creative and 2. I don't want to be stressing about centerpieces the day of our wedding.  I think we've come to the decision to do half and half, but I'm still nervous.  Soooo I guess my question is who made their own centerpieces and would you recommend doing that? Thanks!
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    MMRoberts11MMRoberts11 member
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    edited December 2011
    I'll be making my own.  We are just doing flowers in glass vases submerged by river rocks and floating candles on top.  Around this we are doing likely 3 votive candles in holders with river rock winding aroudn the table to connect them all the the center vase.  I would suggest looking at this site in the image section; its how I came up with the center of the centerpieces.
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    mel7997mel7997 member
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    edited December 2011
    We are doing own own as well.  Our chair cover vendor, Glamorous Elegance said she would set up our centerpieces for $40, so we wouldn't have to worry about it the day of the wedding.  This is what we are doing: 


    I was able to convince FI to do these because we can try to sell them after the big day, instead of him freaking out about spending $$$ on flowers that you would just throw away.
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    edited December 2011
    We placed two pieces of decorative scrapbook paper under three different height cylinders filled with water with floating candles on the top.  Then we placed several votives in glass holders around it.  My mom and aunts set them up on the day of the wedding so I didn't have to worry about it... it took them less than an hour to set up 25!





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    lisa89760lisa89760 member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks Ladies - I think you've inspired me to go DIY! I have a bunch of ideas similar to the pictures you guys posted so I think I'll be able to do it!
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    edited December 2011
    Lisa--if you're in need of glass cylinders, I'm looking to sell mine.  I've got quite a few!  I'll have to count how many I have, but I'd sell for $1/vase if you're interested.
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