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katie kaboom
04-15-2009, 04:30 PM
Well, I need some ideas here...

Originally, my centerpieces for my wedding were gonna be champagne glass candles with the wax color matching the color of my bridesmaid's dresses, surrounded by rose petals. But the candle company i was going to use won't give me the color I want for such a small order (I only need 6 centerpieces) so that's out. Now i have to come up with another idea, and the sooner the better.

Any suggestions?

Evil Queen
04-15-2009, 06:10 PM
What colour are the bridesmaid dresses?

Is it too complicated to make yourself?

katie kaboom
04-15-2009, 06:50 PM
What colour are the bridesmaid dresses?

Is it too complicated to make yourself?

The dresses are Victorian Lilac. The candle idea is too much for me to do on my own, but if i can come up with a cheap way to make a decent centerpiece i'll gladly take it. We're keeping this wedding low budget.

Kiwi
04-15-2009, 07:07 PM
Do you still want candles or are you open for other ideas?

heres one idea (not for candles)

centre piece idea (http://www.do-it-yourself-weddings.com/wedding-centerpiece-idea-mason-jars.html)

one of my LDS friends did this in her colours white with green ribbon (haha but she covered empty cans instead of jam jars) because she had 30 tables to dress, she put pebbles in the bottom to weigh them down

google image wedding centre pieces there are thousands of images

katie kaboom
04-15-2009, 07:18 PM
Do you still want candles or are you open for other ideas?



Nope, it doesn't necessarily have to be candles. I just want to find something cheap and simple but nice looking. I have too many other things left to do to get bogged down with the centerpieces.

Kiwi
04-15-2009, 07:21 PM
is there a craft store nearby that sells candle making stuff?

Jester
04-15-2009, 07:24 PM
Okay, here are some ideas.

1. What is the minimum order the candle company will make? If it's not a huge number, why not order it and use the excess candles later on in life. My mom is a huge candle person, and if you are as well, I am sure you could use the candles later around the house, if the price is not too huge.

2. Get the candles in a nice neutral color, and do something else with the centerpieces that match the color in question.

3. Do a non-candle centerpiece that matches the colors.

4. Do the centerpiece idea but with a different color candle. It doesn't have to match the bridesmaids dresses, after all. That's just the way you wanted to do it. You yourself said you are open to other ideas.

katie kaboom
04-15-2009, 08:25 PM
At this point, i'm leaning towards option 3. Not taking option 1 cause i didn't appreciate the guy's attitude that i wasn't interested in a bulk order. Option 2 is a possibility, i just have to make a decision. Which is not easy when i have about a million other things on my mind right now. :runaway:

Jester
04-15-2009, 08:27 PM
Shit, if the guy's attitude sucked so badly, why not just check out another candle company? Just a thought. Also, have you looked at any candle shops in your area? They may have your color already in stock.

katie kaboom
04-15-2009, 08:31 PM
Shit, if the guy's attitude sucked so badly, why not just check out another candle company?

Yeah but then there's the lack of time issue. Anyone know of a good candle company i can go to? I haven't seen any candle shops, but i have some craft stores near me. I may have to go in and see what they have.

Kogarashi
04-15-2009, 09:10 PM
I'll second the craft store idea. I've seen candle-making supplies at Michaels, and while I don't know if they have the exact color you're looking for, I seem to recall that such candles aren't too difficult to make yourself.

Also, look for local candle stores that may carry what you want. Is there a Yankee Candle in the area, or perhaps a specialty candle store in a mall near you? I remember one candle store I went to in a mall several years ago that had fancy candles like flowers and fantasy figurines and such in addition to the "standard" stuff (which means they probably also had champagne glass candles).

katie kaboom
04-15-2009, 09:50 PM
Yeah, there's a yankee candle in the local mall. I'll have to check it out next time i'm there.

freeatlast
04-15-2009, 11:56 PM
For my parent's 50th anniversary party, we were on a tight budget. We found some really simple clear glass candle holders we liked that ran about $4 apiece. I checked Dollar Tree and found identical candle holders there for - you guessed it - $1 apiece. We put tealites in them and tied gold ribbon around the outside. Placed them in the center of each table and sprinkled gold confetti around them. Very simple, but very pretty. Got alot of compliments on them.

katie kaboom
04-16-2009, 01:56 AM
We put tealites in them and tied gold ribbon around the outside. Placed them in the center of each table and sprinkled gold confetti around them.

That sounds really cute. I already have petals i can spread around the candle holders. I may just go with that idea.:)