Wedding Centerpiece #2

Hey party people!

It’s wedding week here at Parties for Pennies! My sister, Meg is getting married in April!

This is me & the bride to be. She is going to be such a gorgeous bride. That is definitely not the question. The issue at hand are the wedding centerpieces. Meg asked me to come up with a few options for her. Every day this week, I’m posting a different centerpiece. I’d love your input. Let me know which one you like the best & you think Meg should choose.

If you want to see the first option, click here.

The first centerpiece had more of an elegant modern feel to it. This centerpiece definitely has the rustic & feminine feel. The crate was an unfinished CD box that I stained a dark walnut. The purple hydrangeas aren’t real. But hydrangeas are a little ornery as far as when they’re in season & the care it takes to keep them looking good.

BTW…I don’t think I mentioned this before…I’m not a flower arranger. I’ve never taken any classes & youtube videos don’t count. ;p  Please forgive me if I go against any cardinal flower arranging rule this week. And feel free to correct me. ;p

I think I have most everything checked off on this one: burlap, lace, rustic, purple…but not a lot of green. How about adding these?

Do you think the limes are the finishing touches? Definitely adds a splash of green. A couple other things to add to this centerpiece would be – two candlesticks with taper candles on either side of the crate…or I could put the taper candles in the limes. That would add some height. I could also do one candle in the middle of the crate. Lots of options to think about.

Here’s how the $$$ breaks down:

Still under the $40-$221 average price per wedding centerpiece. What do you think? Any additions you’d make to this centerpiece? There’s still 3 more to go. I’ll post #3 tomorrow!

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  • Meg Rew
    Posted at 18:18h, 25 September Reply

    I love both of these options!!!! I am so lucky to have such a talented sister to help with my centerpieces!!!!

  • Jen @ frazzled5
    Posted at 18:37h, 25 September Reply

    Love the green and purple. Is Meg choosing one or will yall use them all? Absolutely adorable.

    • Heidi Rew
      Posted at 01:34h, 26 September Reply

      Thanks Jen! Meg will probably choose one…but who knows? It may be a combination of some or all of them. Thanks again Jen! <3 Heidi Rew

  • Kim Ayers
    Posted at 20:59h, 25 September Reply

    Heidi, I love the crate look of this one. It’s gorgeous and the hydrangeas look so real! I like it personally just with the flowers and crate and I don’t know about the limes. I agree about the green but I just love the centerpiece, rustic and beautiful, as is 🙂 Great job! I am going to try and make that apple recipe tonight:-)

    • Heidi Rew
      Posted at 01:33h, 26 September Reply

      Thanks Kim! That’s great input. I really appreciate it. Good luck on the apple dessert! <3 Heidi Rew

  • Becky Kerstetter
    Posted at 01:48h, 26 September Reply

    Love it! I like the idea of adding the candles or maybe just a touch of greenery flowing out of the sides of the crate. I think a mix of the centerpieces would be awesome and would definitely add to the rustic elegance you are trying to achieve. I can’t wait to see what else you come up with. You’re great at this!

    • Heidi Rew
      Posted at 01:57h, 26 September Reply

      That would be a great idea, Becky! Love it. Thanks so much! <3 Heidi Rew

  • christina
    Posted at 13:20h, 26 September Reply

    So far, of the three, this one is my favorite. It’s rustic looking with the crate, but the flowers and lace table runner add the elegance. I agree with Becky that adding some greenery in with the flowers would be a nice touch. I’m not sure about the lime candles, but I do like the idea of taper candles. Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with!

    • Heidi Rew
      Posted at 01:37h, 27 September Reply

      Thanks Christina! <3 Heidi Rew

  • Rachael
    Posted at 18:40h, 26 September Reply

    I love this one! Those flowers look beautiful, and the nice thing about using faux arrangements is that you can do them ahead of time. You are also saving money in the long run because you can use them over and over again! I love the idea of candles in limes – super cute – but I think I actually prefer the centerpiece without them. I just LOVE the look of the lace on the burlap and the limes seem to take away from that. If you want to add height, I think having taper candles on either side might be nice. What time of day is Meg’s reception? If it is at night, candles would add a lot, but if it is during the day then they wouldn’t matter as much. Can’t wait to see your other ideas. You are so talented at this!

    • Heidi Rew
      Posted at 01:34h, 27 September Reply

      Rachael…I think you’re right about it looking better without the limes. I really wish I would’ve tried the taper candles now. Definitely think those would look nice. Thanks for your great perspective, Rach! <3 Heidi

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