Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Do under $30 centerpieces exist? You bet they do!
I've never been a huge fan of the floating gerbera daisy -- sure, its as inexpensive as they come and there are definitely situations where price has to take precedence over design, so I suppose my beef with them is simply that they often look insignificant on a table. Not enough color, not enough mass to keep things looking proportionate...At least that's how I felt before we came up with this centerpiece for Vicki. Let's call it "the floating gerbera on steroids"! We took a cylinder 8" tall, 12" in diameter, filled the bottom with river rock, and then floated an assortment of sizes, colors, and blooms. The result was a fun explosion of color on each table. The very, very wide cylinder was a perfect fit for a standard 60" round table used in conjunction with an Open House style event (meaning there were no place settings, breadbaskets, salt and pepper shakers, etc. to compete with for space), and best of all, that design was under $30 each! Its mixed-arrangement counterpart was under $50.00, and the buffet piece under $175. Inexpensive, spunky, and perfect for a late summer wedding!