There are many great DIY looks but the components can be surprisingly costly. Our recommendation: When the budget is tight, start from a budget perspective and save the frustration of starting from a design perspective. Many of our brides have 25 tables or more to dress for the reception. The following is a simple arrangement with many variations that can be easily priced.
The Floating Arrangement:
1. Select a container: cylinder, trumpet, martini, floating bowl, and many others will work. All of our rental vases and lanterns are on special through end of April for $3 ea.
2. Select a focal point: flowers, candles
Flowers: According to Wendy at Wolfe Wholesale, the following are good for this purpose:
Daisy mums (they are currently $6.50 a bunch and have many flowers on a bunch),
Astimeria, (they are currently $8.50 a bunch and have many flowers on a bunch),
Spider mums- (they are currently $9.50 a bunch and have 10 stems in a bunch),
Gerber daisies (they are currently $1.45 per stem),
Hydrangeas (white ones are currently $3.50 a stem),
Dendrobium orchids (they are currently $30 for 10 stems. Ten stems have 50-70 blooms).
3. Select a Filler- This could be fresh bear grass, as above, ($4.50 a bunch at Wolfe’s- a bunch is about 3X amount in above pic), other greenery or beads, pebbles, flattened marbles, etc.
Now, add up the costs: vase + main component + filler. When done, multiply by the number of centerpieces you need.