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#1 amanda.j.eastley

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 11:32 AM

I am having difficulty coming up with new ideas for my table decorations for my reception. I am thinking something along the lines of glass bowls with floating flowers/candles or hurricane lamps with pebbles and a church candle.

Does anyone have any ideas????



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Posted 17 February 2004 - 11:36 AM

Hi Amanda, welcome to IDo!

In the middle of the table, we had a mirror tile with a hurricane lamp on it, a candle in the hurricane lamp. Surrounding the hurricane lamp was an ivy wreath on it with orchids and the the table top was covered in rose petals. It looked nice, people could see over it to talk to each other and it was pretty!

I like the look of mirror tiles underneath candles as it reflects light, maybe thats an idea you can incorporate?

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 11:42 AM

Hi Amanda

First of all Welcome biggrin.gif

I originally wanted the float bowls with candle & flowers, you see my cousin is getting married in March & my wedding is in May. So we decided it would be a good idea to buy the stuff we needed together.
After 2 whole days of shopping around for the bowls and people not getting back to us mad.gif we found the hurricane lamps and thought PERFECT biggrin.gif So we have bought all of the candles and pebbles & all we have to do is organise the flowers

GOOD luck with it
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Posted 17 February 2004 - 11:47 AM

Welcome Amanda biggrin.gif

Our table decos were really easy and quite cheap. I got the idea from the lady who helped me with our cake. Basically I bought enough ivory coloured pillar candles (the big thick ones), one for each guest table and 3 for teh top. They were then placed on white plates (which you can't see against white linen at a glance so the candle stood out more). I then bought some red timber curls and some large gold heart-shaped choccies and scattered these around the candle. Simple and effective and didn't break the budget smile.gif
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Posted 17 February 2004 - 11:50 AM

I think the hurricane lamps with pebbles & candles sound lovely.

I would try to make sure that whatever you choose is below or above eye level so guests at the table can see one another and not have to look around the decorations.

BTW, we had tall 5-arm candlabras with ivy & white silk flowers provided by our venue.
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Posted 17 February 2004 - 12:06 PM

Heya Amanda,

Welcome to i-do. And your table centre idea of bowls with floating candles is exactly what I'm having.... I think it's great smile.gif


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Posted 17 February 2004 - 01:13 PM

I have a few ideas -

1) firstly you could go with some candles in a bowl with water and put some daisy flowers floating in the water.

2) at some shops they sell wax paper. buy some cheap latter/lamp or candle lamps. then with the wax paper - place some flowers and leaves, etc...in the middle - cover it with wax paper and iron it. then simply wrap this around the lamp - and it forms a shade illustrating the objects you pressed between the wax paper.

3) For my wedding - I bought some "Just Married" glitter, hearts and twinkle things to sprinkle on the table around the main table piece. I bought them from the Rejct Shop.

4) This might be a bit expensive depending - but go to a $2 shop or Reject Shop and buy some quite big wine glasses or champagne glasses. Super glue three glasses together, then two upon that and then one upon that to form like a layer. Then simply put a candle in each and water - it is different for sure.

Hope that helps!
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Posted 17 February 2004 - 01:19 PM

QUOTE (Mozma Pearson @ Feb 17 2004, 02:13 PM)

4) This might be a bit expensive depending - but go to a $2 shop or Reject Shop and buy some quite big wine glasses or champagne glasses.  Super glue three glasses together, then two upon that and then one upon that to form like a layer.  Then simply put a candle in each and water - it is different for sure.


Ooh... I wouldn't do that. Surely the heat from the candle (even though it's small) will break the glass, and melt the glue holding them together? Definitely something to try out at home before the reception.

Actually... I would suggest for a trial at home with any candle decorations. I didn't and here's my story: For my engagement party, I bought glass bowls and had floating candles in them... except the floating candles keeps going to the edge of the bowl and the extreme heat from the candle and cold from the water (even if it's room temp!) made the bowls crack. sad.gif A wedding I went to a few months afterwards had bigger glass bowls but same idea, and that happened there too.
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Posted 17 February 2004 - 01:36 PM

QUOTE (CheekyCraftyCat (Grace) @ Feb 17 2004, 02:19 PM)
Actually... I would suggest for a trial at home with any candle decorations.

Excellent idea Grace to test them.

I had this fantastic idea last Christmas to have floating candles as decorations on the tables. I used green & red candles but it still didnt look "festive" enough so I bought some gold beading and attached that to the outside of the bowls. Well about half way through dinner everyone could smell smoke and we realised the centrepieces were on fire!! The candles had drifted the edges and the heat from them had set the beading on fire.

It was quite funny as it was just Christmas, but probably wouldnt be so funny at a wedding!
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Posted 17 February 2004 - 01:52 PM

Yesterday in a magazine I saw the most simply yet amazing table setting, they had bowls of tulips in the centre of the table and the right in under the flowers they had placed tea light candels all around the bowls, the house lights were low so that the candels under the flowers gave off the most incredile lighting effect, the rest of the table was kept simply and uncluttered. I just really like the simplictity of the whole idea and you could add other things such as putting the candles in coloured glass holders to really give it that 'wow' factor.
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Posted 19 February 2004 - 09:07 AM

If your feeling creative you can do what I did for my wedding.

Stick heart shaped chocolates (one either side) of a painted skewer with craft glue and them stick them into some oasis (stuff you put flowers in) and put the oasis into a box I got from the florist. Then around the outside of the box I had a piece of ribbon and a heart chocolate stuck to the middle of each side of the boxes. We had ten skewers to a box (20) chocolates with 16 red and 4 gold chocolates. It looked really good and was something different.

Warning though, it is very fiddly luck mum and MIL are myself are very crafty.

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 12:18 PM

QUOTE (Olivia @ Feb 18 2004, 10:42 PM)
look in the boards think it was reception board someone is selling 10 star bowls, i was thinking of doing that theme but fiance and i are doing a butterfly theme as we were on a chat room and the symbol of it was a butterfly!!

anyways she will post a pic of them and she dosent have a set price so go for it

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