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    • Leanne
      CommentAuthorLeanne
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    Hi all,

    I was just wondering what people were doing for their centrepieces? I was thinking of maybe using tall martini glasses, but they seem to be so expensive!?
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    • P3nelope
      CommentAuthorP3nelope
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    OOh lovely idea! there is a martini glass display at the warehouse I bought my dress from it had hot pink crystal things inside it and I think a little light burried in it somwhere (sounds very dragqueen-esque but it wasnt) I am borrowing fish bowls from a friend who has a pet shop (they wont have had fish in yet) and putting my own tulips al la tesco inside :) and putting that on top of round mirrors which my venue provides.
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    • Walesfromafar
      CommentAuthorWalesfromafar
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    Martini glasses sound lovely. I know that they do them on florist supply websites. Maybe have a look at them x
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    • Mrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      CommentAuthorMrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      Got married 10 years ago
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    I'm having tall lily glasses with a single stem (artificial so it matches our colour scheme) on a small mirror.

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    • Leanne
      CommentAuthorLeanne
      Got married 9 years ago
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    Aww that sounds like a good idea! My H2B says it would be a cool idea to put the fish in the bowls!lol! That's why he isn't planning the wedding!
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    • Leanne
      CommentAuthorLeanne
      Got married 9 years ago
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    Thank you Walesfromafar I shall have a look
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    • Walesfromafar
      CommentAuthorWalesfromafar
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    hmmm yes. I've been to parties where fish have ended up dead due to vodka being shoved in the fishbowls and that's just where there's the one!!! x
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    • Claire Sky
      CommentAuthorClaire Sky
      Got married 10 years ago
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    i'm not doing centre pieces, the venue provides them! Thank goodness!!! xxx
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    • Leanne
      CommentAuthorLeanne
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    Aww poor fishes!!
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    • Mrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      CommentAuthorMrs (Dove) Pidgeon
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    I'm threatening to have goldfish to one of my bridesmaids- she has this huge phobia of fish so its probably really mean of me!

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    • sbride
      CommentAuthorsbride
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    Im making my own. Having just simple plain vases with silver twigs in them, then fushia pink butterflies attatched to the twigs. My friend is getting married in july and also making her own centre pieces and has rung me a little while ago and said I can use all her vases, so well chuffed with that!

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    • x~Hails~x
      CommentAuthorx~Hails~x
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      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    Im doing martini glasses as my centre pieces babe (see my profile) Ill post the link where im getting them from. There £15 for 6

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    • x~Hails~x
      CommentAuthorx~Hails~x
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    Found the link babe so if you accept my friend request ill put it on your wall leanne

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    • CommentAuthorjenniebean
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    my h2b likes the martini glasses we got quoted 85 each at the show the other day foud them online for 35 each then just fll them with what you want and then you can re sell them after wards make some money back
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    • DrunchPunk
      CommentAuthorDrunchPunk
      Got married 9 years ago
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    Yeah, I was going to say what Jenniebean said, you can sell a lot of that sort of stuff after the wedding.

    I've bought a whole bunch of lanterns and tealight holders in a vintage-y style, so each table will have a different one. And 1,000,009 tealight holders in the shape of baubles - all of this will be on ebay after the wedding!

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    • Mrs fairytale
      CommentAuthorMrs fairytale
      Getting married in 2 months
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    i am having a tall lilie vase standing on a round mirror, filled with cyrstal. there will be what looks like a wine bottle cork in the top with a small round oasis on it, which will have white roses with diamantes in, white peonies, maybe bugundy calla lilies and greenry xx

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    • Wawa
      CommentAuthorWawa
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    im scrathching my head on this subject not sure what to have h2b syggested candelabras.
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    • bobbysgirl
      CommentAuthorbobbysgirl
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    i like the idea of large cream lanterns with candles in then having rose petals scattered on the tables. i'm on a tight budget but i want it to look magical so we are decorating the venue with fairy lights too :)
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    • bobbysgirl
      CommentAuthorbobbysgirl
      Got married 6 years ago
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    i have added pictures to my profile of the sort of thing i mean :)
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    • DrunchPunk
      CommentAuthorDrunchPunk
      Got married 9 years ago
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    My venue suggested candelabras, but they do hire them out so they have a vested interest! But I can see they'd look good.

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    • mitch2509
      CommentAuthormitch2509
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    i want candelabras, because i went to a wedding fair at my venue and they looked amazing but they want £35 each to hire them for the day, i think thats rather steep x




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    • lawzy
      CommentAuthorlawzy
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    im having tall martini glasses for my centrepieces as i have 6 tables im having 3 with glass balls and candles and 3 with flowers and sizla. but they r lovely and are really effective.you can hire the glasses from companys you dont have to but them x
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    • DrunchPunk
      CommentAuthorDrunchPunk
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    Mitch - yeah it does seem a bit steep - I think it's about £15 at my venue. Although of course they can keep an eye on them the whole time!

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    • kem
      CommentAuthorkem
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    I wanted tall martini glasses but were to expensive for our budget.
    I found some lovely cream open top lanterns at the Range so i bought some of those which are going to sit on mirror plates with blue glass stones around the edge. Looks good we have one made up in one of our bedrooms lol x
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    • P3nelope
      CommentAuthorP3nelope
      Got married 9 years ago
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    My cousin bought some cheap white single stem vases from Ikea for 29p each
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    • ammo
      CommentAuthorammo
      Got married 9 years ago
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    oh no we were having fish didn't think of people doing any thing like that.
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    • CommentAuthornewmrshartley
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    ha ha i threatened to give goldfish in baggies as wedding favours but he put his foot down :( can you hire the glasses? that way you dont have to worry about getting them home after - though if people fancy taking them home you are stuckk with the deposit!
    :)
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    • ammo
      CommentAuthorammo
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    i was ging to buy the fish bowls then at the end of the night i was going to give it each family with children.
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    • Tinsel
      CommentAuthorTinsel
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    Ammo, that's a lovely idea. How sweet :o)

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    • l.k.swallow
      CommentAuthorl.k.swallow
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    Bought a load of different coloured vases from ikea today and have got some from charity shops. I'm having diffierent shapes and sizes of glass vases in my colour scheme. Hopefully it will look ok!
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    • Natty C
      CommentAuthorNatty C
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
     
    i am getting married in dcember so am going to fill vases with baubles in my colour scheme (blue and silver)!
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    • Leanne
      CommentAuthorLeanne
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 2nd 2010
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    Thank you all for your replies they are a great help!Thank you too Hailstone I have accepted your friend request so if you could please forward me the link that would be great x
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    • x~Hails~x
      CommentAuthorx~Hails~x
      Getting married in 8 years
      Posted: Mar 2nd 2010
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    Hi ya, ive put 2 links on your wall babe. They both do martini glasses, think i got mine from the first one?
    Have fun

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    • Angelaeris
      CommentAuthorAngelaeris
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 2nd 2010
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    We're having crystal tree centerpieces. If you google them there are loads of sites explaining how to make them. They are so easy and look so beautiful.

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    • CeCe
      CommentAuthorCeCe
      Posted: Mar 2nd 2010
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    You must let us see your tree's Angelaeris..they are very pretty...did you know about the floral lights y=that you can use to 'light up' floral/other centre pieces..all different colours too!

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    • jules
      CommentAuthorjules
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Mar 2nd 2010
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    im getting abroad getting married abroad , so my reception is on our return and on the tables im having cloud balloons with scattered crystals and 2 tea lights on each table i think thats enough x
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    • Angelaeris
      CommentAuthorAngelaeris
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    oooo i didnt know you could get them but i thought about maybe having purple lights somewhere? Our venue has fairy lights covedring the ceiling so I know they will sparkle but putting coloured lights would be amazing! Havent actually made them just waiting for my materials. Bought Clear glass beaded curtains to cut up and still looking for branches but as i work for B&Q got the expanding foam to anchor them in vases which I'm still deciding on hehe. As soon as theyre made ill post pics. For now though I got one similar on my profile.

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    • CeCe
      CommentAuthorCeCe
      Posted: Mar 2nd 2010
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    I will put some links onto your page to show you the type of lights you can use to use with centrepieces..

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    • Angelaeris
      CommentAuthorAngelaeris
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    awww brillliant thanks CeCe your a star!!!

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    • CeCe
      CommentAuthorCeCe
      Posted: Mar 2nd 2010
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    lol some may argue that!

    ;)

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    • Angelaeris
      CommentAuthorAngelaeris
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    Never! They should be shot!

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    • x~Hails~x
      CommentAuthorx~Hails~x
      Getting married in 8 years
      Posted: Mar 2nd 2010
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    Yes some could cece but not us here on ukbride :-) hehe

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    • CeCe
      CommentAuthorCeCe
      Posted: Mar 2nd 2010
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    lolololololol ... AGAIN I would have to argue with that!!!!

    LMAO!

    ;)

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    • Diana89
      CommentAuthorDiana89
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 2nd 2010
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    I'm thinking glass vases with light up ice cubes and silver twigy things with something on, possibly lizzards to go with our cake topper, on a mirror with flameless candles around the outside. still unsure though
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    • Mrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      CommentAuthorMrs (Dove) Pidgeon
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    As in live lizards wondering around? Cool!

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    • xxsophieMxx
      CommentAuthorxxsophieMxx
      Got married 10 years ago
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    im having crystal candalabras on mirrored plates on a pink runner with crystals, tealights and white rose petals scattered along the table. x
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    • Amanda
      CommentAuthorAmanda
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Mar 2nd 2010
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    i like the martini glasses but yea expensive but i am loaning my glasses from morrisons on the condition i buy my wines from them, we have family from away so there will be loads of people at the house so its costing £20 deposit and the insurance is £1.00 per glass if they get broke so no it doesnt have to cost the earth does your morrisons not have the martini glasses, mine has a combination, white wine, red wine, champagen etc.... you pick what you want, othet than that is there not a job lot on e bay you could buy and sell on or a hotel in the area that would loan them for the night
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    • Diana89
      CommentAuthorDiana89
      Got married 9 years ago
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    No, not live lizzards, don't think that'd be too safe for them. Like little clay ones in purple and silver
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    • Mrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      CommentAuthorMrs (Dove) Pidgeon
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    Live lizaerds would be cool though- imagine all the guests running and screaming to get away from them...

    Maybe clay ones are better... although less amusing.

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    • Diana89
      CommentAuthorDiana89
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    Amanda which morrisons? They should only charge 50p per breakage or unclean glass and I've never heard of any stores having martini glasses never mind large ones?
 
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