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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Centerpiece Alternative from CB2

I got a new CB2 catalog in the mail today and I spied a great option for a centerpiece alternative. In general I'd say most flower centerpieces average between $60-100 in our area. Multiply that by 10-20 round tables and you're looking at a $600-2,000 flower bill just for reception centerpieces.

I think the below Lumiere Candleholders bunched into groups of 5 or more would be a really modern and chic alternative. And if you're like me and hate round tables imagine how amazing these would look all lined up in a row down your long tables? I can just see the warm glow of the candlelight now.


^ The candleholders come in a clear hand blown glass style (strong as a chem lab beaker glass). They have both large ($9.95-$12.95) and small ($3.95-$4.95) styles.

^As well as a style of the same glass that has been painted silver ($4.95-5.95)

Below are some more views so you can get a feel for the overall look.













Depending on how many you get for each table and how many tables you have you could decorate your reception tables for as cheap as $250 (5 of the $4.95 candles for 10 tables).

Afterwards you could use some around the house, sell some online, or let your guests take them home (that's better then a centerpiece that dies in a few days!)

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4 Comments:

Blogger Jenna said...

As pretty as flowers are, candles are so much more romantic. I wonder if venues would be nervous about having so many (possibly unstable) open flames. Could this be a hazard?

Thursday, March 27, 2008 9:27:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Capitol Hill said...

yeah some places are super strict about open flame but others are rather lenient. My reception place actually BURNED DOWN like five years ago and rebuilt, and they STILL allow open flame at receptions...go figure!

Friday, March 28, 2008 9:29:00 AM  
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These are great details. I love using them.

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