Okay, so I've spent the entire day trying to turn my dream centerpieces into reality..and I think I'm getting close!
Big dilemma: I was sorta planning on spending around $75 per centerpiece.. and the trial run ran me about $180.. so.. yea. That's not good. I'm notorious for going over budget.. but that's a little excessive. We will have probably around 40 tables, at least, so thats what.. like, $7,000 on just the centerpieces? That's not gonna happen. I can find cheaper supplies in bulk online; had anyone ordered things like silk flowers or vases from places like these? Do they look true to pictures? Can you recommend a good website?
Anyways, on a style note, couple of questions. First off, I'm going to surround these with rose petals and a bunch of different level candles encrusted with rhinestones, so I'm gonna need a much bigger mirror underneath. These flowers are gorgeous and look very real.. but I love the sparkly, ultra-crystaly look--would it look tacky to lightly spray the rose ball with glitter? Not like drench them, but just to make them shimmer a bit. And I was thinking about adding like some individual crystal picks among the roses. Too much? And I have no idea what to do with the vase.. I used a wooden dowel painted white and covered in white glitter to keep the ball on, but that looks weird. Any advice on how to make it look prettier? I was thinking about wrapping it in ribbon, or filling it with something.. I don't know.
Any ideas would be really appreciated! I know this was long and lots of questions.. thanks in advance!
Finished BC and not preventing since June 2010.
Actively trying for baby #1 since July 2011.
SA completed 5/29/2012. No sperm found.
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Genetic Testing needed as this is a mutation of Cystic Fibrosis.
IVF #1 with ICSI planned for 2013.