I’ll admit. I didn’t really plan on having a “green” wedding. But a lot of what we are doing is really turning out to be quite environmentally friendly! We ended up ordering recycled paper for our invitations and envelopes, which was almost purely coincidence. But, it was the right color and I will admit to feeling a bit better about the price knowing it was recycled. And what’s leftover from the invitations, we will use for the programs. Pretty good deal. However! This is not a post about invitations, it is about my centerpieces!
I really wanted to keep this aspect simple for several reasons.
1) I plan to only have 1 or 2 variations of flowers, mainly the mini gerbera daisy
2) I am making them myself and want to do them ahead of time
3) I need this to be cost effective so I can focus my wallet on more important (to me) things
So, I knew that it would basically consist of a simple vase with a few of the flowers, but just those things wasn’t doing it for me. So in a brainstorming session on the phone with my mom (usually at 8am when I am driving to work) it came to me! Jerry and I have been buying milk in glass bottles ever since we found out that Harris Teeter sold it. So, we each switched to quart sized bottles and have been stowing them away.
During the collection process I have been in a ribbon quandary. One ribbon or 2? Bow or label? Stamped or printed? I finally found my answer at myownlabels.com where I found JUST the right thing! The great thing about this website is that it doesn’t have a minimum order so it was a cinch to just order enough labels for the centerpieces. Once they arrived, it was just a matter of putting them together! I started with this:
The silk flowers are just to see how it will come together, but I will have fresh flowers for the big show! I love the way they turned out! I can’t wait to see the whole table put together with the antique linens and china dessert plates. And the best part is, after the wedding, we can return all the bottles to Harris Teeter and get our deposit back!!