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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Centerpieces: Flames vs. Flowers

One of the things that I have encountered as being more difficult than it should be is trying to figure out centerpieces. My current battles are:

DIY vs. Buy, which then leads to candles or flowers?

Here's the deal. I can easily put together a swarm of candle on a table and call it a day. But is that the "look" I want? Or I can throw a bunch of blooms in a vase and voila! Instant centerpiece. Or do I want a flower candle mix? I know it seems like it shouldn't make a difference either way, but I plan on spending the majority of my wedding day at my reception and I really want those tables to look warm and inviting.

So as the wedding day looms over the horizon, my future mother in law has lovingly sent me emails asking what my plans are for the centerpieces. I am torn. I am usually really good at making decisions: I picked out the save the dates without feeling torn, picked the invite wording immediately, and picked the bridesmaid dresses in an instant. So here are my current choices/inspirations:


(image courtesy of www.weddingbee.com)

or

(image courtesy of ftdflowers.com)

How did you pick out your centerpieces?

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4 Comments:

Blogger Miss Glen Echo said...

The candles are HOT! (pun intended, hehe) We cannot have candles :( I am using books, flowers and lanterns...

Sunday, June 21, 2009 7:33:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Charleston said...

books flowers and lanterns sound awesome!

I am leaning towards the candles. We're having an evening reception, so maybe those would work the best. but i just worry about the look of messy melty candles!

Sunday, June 21, 2009 10:17:00 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

I just love love love the candles, it looks so warm and inviting just like you said you wanted so i say go with that :)

Monday, June 22, 2009 11:34:00 AM  
Blogger Miss Fairfax said...

I like the candles too - just put them all in glass or luminaries and there won't be any mess, it'll look lovely.

books flowers and lanterns sounds awesome too - we're going with flowers and candles I think.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 8:37:00 AM  

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