As a few of you have already posted here I've seen, Yikes! Flowers are sooo expensive in Hawaii. I guess the myth that they would be cheaper on a tropical island are false. I didn't think I was wanting much, just your basic brides bouquets, 2 bouquets for bridesmaids, leis for groom, etc and some simple centerpieces. My budget was $1000 max and I was told that for what I want the minimum would be between $2000-2500. I didn't even specify flowers, just indicated what was most economical.
Anyways, like a lot of destination brides, I don't really want to spend a huge amount of money on flowers that I won't even be able to bring home. So I'm looking for ideas on non-floral centerpieces that you ladies have seen or done and would suggest. Our colors are turquoise and coral. I have purchased small turquoise tea light lanterns that are about 2 1/2 " X 4 1/2 ". My original vision was to have turquoise mason jars with light coral/peach flowers, but I was told last night that would cost me approximately $100 per centerpiece for a small arrangement. No thanks... Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!