Friday 12 May 2017

Wedding table centres

Our venue offered a package in which table centres were included, once I had worked out the price for those I realised actually that money would be better spent on something that I really really loved. Something personal. Having looked around at prices for others to supply what I wanted, I realised that actually this could be done cheaper. Not only were we on a budget for our wedding but I was also a DIY bride. I knew that I could make these cheaper.
I knew that I wanted jam jars with flowers on log slices. Where to start!

I spoke to our chosen florist about it and found that having him do our flowers and providing the log slices was actually a really good price it cost us around £150 if not just a little more for the table centre flowers, flowers for the top table (these were booked AGES before the wedding so we probably got them at a much cheaper price than we would have done had we booked them a couple of months before... it was even Mother's Day weekend so the florist would have been so busy as it was) - so it was cheaper than the package we were originally going to have but if I had to buy the jam jars decorated or hire them infact then it would have been the same price if not more. I'm so so happy that we changed our mind and looked around.

We had fresh roses; white, pink and lilac to match our colour theme with gypsophilia. They looked stunning. Like mini versions of my bouquet which I loved. So much better than I had even imagined for all those months. They were in jam jars that I had hand decorated with ribbons and lace to match our colour theme - lilac. I added the pink into the flowers to make it stand out more, originally I wanted pale pink but then changed my mind to the darker pink with the help of Sam from The Flower Shop Watford.

I saved every single jam jar we used for over a year as well as pasta sauce jars to be decorated, spending hours removing jar labels MY WORD WHAT DO THEY USE FOR THOSE!!!! So well stuck on. washing them, popping them into the dishwasher, drying them, using the glue gun to decorate them with lace and ribbon.

The lace I got on Amazon - really cheap at less than £2 per metre. The ribbons were a selection from John Lewis. I love John Lewis for Ribbon. The hot glue gun I used for this was a birthday present from Michael purchased in Homebase I think.

*top tip, don't use a hot glue gun sat on the sofa watching EastEnders wearing PJ shorts... you may burn your leg and yes, yes it will hurt*

We had 3 jars per table with a tea light too, LED - got to be safe when there's children around.
What did you have for your table centres? Any DIY bride top tips please leave in the comments, I loved blog posts about do it yourself wedding bits when we were planning our big day.

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