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Her’s How to Create Lighted Wedding Centerpieces That Will “Wow” Your Guests
This short video walks you through how to create spectacular lighted wedding centerpieces in just a few steps, even if you’ve never tried to put one together before.
If you’re a newbie, this short video will show you how easy it is to create dramatic lighted wedding centerpieces using a tall cylinder vase, some submersible LED lights and a few stems of dendrobium orchids.
It’s a video I think you are going to truly like, especially if you love a centerpiece idea that’s versatile, quick, and easy-to-do. Take a look and see if you feel the same.
Pretty interesting, wouldn’t you say? You can see the dramatic effect that lighting can have on even the simplest type of flower arrangement.
Where To Find The Flowers You’ll Need
Pricing should be pretty similar on each of these sites. Just choose one that sells the quantity that’s the closest to the number of stems you need.
Otherwise, order them from your local florist. You might pay a little more, but you typically won’t have as much waste.
When we work with bear grass at our shop, we order it painted in the color we want. Unless we’re just doing an arrangement or two, we avoid spray painting as much as possible.
When you order bear grass, you’ll have to ask about getting it painted. It will cost more, but trust me, it’s worth it!
Where To Find The Floral Supplies and Vases
If you’re planning on doing lighted centerpieces like this, the basic supplies you’ll need, like the crystal mesh ribbon, submersible LED lights, and the Deco Beads can be found on our Amazon page. They are the same products that we use in our shop.
If it’s possible to rent your event glass, that’s what I would recommend. Vases of this size are not overly expensive, but not everyone rents larger vases like these because of the damage risk. Be prepared to purchase the vases you need.
If you do wind up needing to purchase vases, check out VaseMarket.com. We’ve purchased from them several times in the past, and have found them to be a reliable vendor for all types of event glass.
A Couple Of Other Design Notes
Personally, I prefer using Uglu dashes when attaching any type of decorative accents to glass. Glass is non-porous, so glue does not always adhere well.
If you are using a glue gun, make sure that the vase is clean. Wiping the vase down with vinegar should do the trick, but test it just to be sure.
In addition, I’m a bit of a stickler when it comes to having a water source for fresh flowers. Oftentimes, we have to do centerpiece work like this several days in advance of an event.
Even though dendrobiums hold up well even out of water, I’m not fond of having to replace them at the last minute because I rolled the dice and didn’t provide them a water source. Placing them in clear water tubes is what I do, and recommend you do as well.
One more thing. If you have never worked with water beads before, you might want to check out this post on designing with Deco Beads before you get started.
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I’m the owner of Greenfield Flower Shop in Milwaukee, with more than 40 years of experience in the floral, wedding, and event business.