Make Wedding Centerpieces Using White Vases

by dustytoes

A white vase allows the beauty of the floral arrangement to stand out.

A white vase will hold a single stem or floral arrangement and let the flowers be the center focus. White vases come in a variety of sizes, shapes and themes. Buy all they same type in bulk to make every table setting similar, or mix them up to add interest to the reception room.

Unless white flowers will be the main part of the arrangements, this type of holder will work for any type of floral design.

When thinking about the floral centerpiece displays for a wedding reception, consider beginning with plain white vases instead of clear glass.

Love Birds For Weddings

Love birds are a popular wedding theme.  Cute white vases made in the shape of a bird would be a lovely addition to the wedding decorations.

I found this one at Amazon and it measures six inches in length.  It is made of ceramic, and has a small opening on top near the head which will hold one or two flowers.  Anything with a thin stem, such as baby's breath could be added too.

It would be perfect with a brightly colored Gerbera daisy, hydrangea flower, peony, or group of button chrysanthemums.

Some Alternative "Fill the Vase" Ideas

Green leaves, stones and candles make lovely and unique centerpieces.

What You Should Know About Creating a Cut Flower Arrangement

Not all flowers take kindly to being cut.

It's not always as simple as cutting the stem and plopping flowers into water when creating a cut flower arrangement.  Some flowers need special attention before they can be expected to last in a vase.  And flowers that are totally submersed underwater will fade even sooner.

Roses, for example, should be trimmed immediately before adding to the vase.  In fact, some florists cut rose stems under water.  Some flowers have a sticky substance which blocks the stem once the cut is made and if it blocks the flower of water, the flower will wilt and die.

Hydrangeas are another bloom which needs special attention.  They should be put into HOT water at first to clear the stem of the gunk that wants to block it, and then added to cold.  Read more about the secret to making a hydrangea bouquet last.

These are just a couple of examples.  If you plan to make your own wedding centerpieces or any decoration using cut flowers, ask the florist or research online so your creation will last.

Bulk White Vases, Set of 6

Each vase is 3 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches tall.
Chive - Frost, Round Clay Pottery Flower Vase, Decorative Vase for ...

Owl Wedding or Event Theme

The magnificent owl shows his face on this lovely little white vase.  This owl is about 6 inches tall and the opening would hold quite a few cut flowers. 

It would be perfect for a little bouquet, or one single large flower, like a hydrangea or peony.  A rustic arrangement could include branches, or greenery, which is appropriate for an owl to hold.

Little centerpieces can decorate the buffet table, each reception table and even the individual place settings.  Add a table number card to the arrangement to help seat guests.

White Owl Vase

This type of vase is cute for plants or flowers.
Youfui Cute Owl Pot Succulent Planter Flowerpot Decor for Home Offi...

Owls at Weddings

By Mira at Wizzley. Get an owl to deliver the rings at your wedding, and, why not, picture yourselves as owls on your wedding invitations as well.

Clear Vases Filled With Water Beads or Glass Beads

Sometimes clear vases are the cheapest option when decorating lots of tables, say for a wedding reception. 

Flowers are pretty, but their stems are usually hidden by using some sort of bead in the vase.  Either choose glass beads, which come in many colors, some are shown below, or use water-filled gel beads.  Or use them together with the colored glass beads on the bottom and clear gel beads in the rest of the space.

The gel beads are less expensive but must be soaked in water to fill into bead form.  They can also be dehydrated again when not in use.  They do not take the place of water for flowers, as far as I can tell.  Each vase of flowers should have water for the cut flower arrangement so flowers won't droop.

Clear Glass Vases to Buy in Bulk For Weddings or Events

Clear vases can be filled with beads and / or water beads.
Libbey Cylinder Vase, 7-1/2-Inch, Cle...
Only $51.0
Libbey Capstan Cylinder 4-Piece Glass...
Only $34.99
12 Piece Set Square Glass Vase 4" H x...
Only $64.0

Water Beads

These are used in place of pearl beads to decorate a vase or hold flower stems in place. Water should also be added to keep flowers fresh.
16,000 Floral Water Pearls - CLEAR - ...Super Z Outlet 1 Pound Bag Clear Wate...

Glass Pearl Beads to Use As Vase Fillers

Use these in clear glass vases to hide stems and include color for wedding theme. Water should be added also to keep the flowers fresh.
Elegant Glossy Polished Pearl Beads f...Homeford Plastic Pearl Beads, Pink, 1...CYS EXCEL Vase Filler Gem Glass Confe...

Decorate with Battery Operated Light Strings and Tea Lights

Party lights come in a variety of styles. Battery operated LED lights used for parties can reduce tripping risks and help with the ecology.

Potted Plant Wedding Favors

Wedding guests will love to take home a little succulent plant.

The set of three, white pots would be perfect for a living arrangement, or potted plant.  Succulents and herbs are popular for rustic, country theme weddings.   The vases with a chalkboard front are made to write on.  The Chalkboard wedding theme is huge right now.

Any pot without drainage is best used for rocky or very porous soil that will dry out well on it's own.  Nothing kills a plant quicker than over watering and soggy roots.  Succulents are also hugely popular with couples, and their beautiful shades of green will compliment any little white pots.

Rustic White Vases For a Country Wedding Theme

Country style weddings, held in an old barn or outdoors, are popular.  White, country vases placed on tables could hold sunflowers or wildflowers to match the theme.

White pitchers or milk cans come to mind.  Rustic wooden pots could hold succulents or other little plants for guests to take home as wedding favors.

The Tall, Thin Eiffel Tower Vases Make Elegant Reception Table Decor

For flowers with long stems, this type of vase lets guests see each other by keeping the flowers high and out of the way.

eiffel tower vasesOften the reception tables will be decorated with very tall holders to keep the flowers up high.  Using what is called the "Eiffel tower" vase, large bouquets look pretty without interfering with the guest's line of sight.  Imagine trying to carry on a conversation with other guests at your table while peering around a big bunch of flowers.

The vase set below contains 12 white vases.   As shipping could be expensive, it may be worthwhile to check the cost of such a vase at the local florist.  It may not be a good DIY project, but if you do create something in this tall vase, be careful to check on the water level often as it won't hold as much.

OR... don't use flowers in the Eiffel tower vase.  Fill it with twigs, beaded stems, feathers, or other natural pieces, or something that matches the wedding theme.

The 20-Inch Eiffel Tower Vase

Twelve extra tall glass vases will hold bouquets or arrangements up out of the way.
20" Glass Eiffel Tower Vases - 12 Pack - White
Updated: 09/03/2018, dustytoes
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happynutritionist on 11/24/2014

These are beautiful! So perfect for the wedding table, and I like the fill the vase tips. Recently watched a florist do all kinds of arrangements I'd never thought of in various themes, it's so helpful to see something like this.

dustytoes on 04/04/2014

Thanks for the pin Mira!

Mira on 04/04/2014

Great idea to have vases in the shape of owls or whatever else strikes the fancy of the wedding couple. The multitube one is also a great idea. I like your page. Will be pinning the images.

MonisMas on 04/01/2014

White vases look very clean and make an event look classy.

dustytoes on 03/31/2014

Thank you VioletteRose. I love bright green with white too. Orange or bright pink Gerbera daisies would fit nicely in any of these.

VioletteRose on 03/31/2014

White vases with bright colorful flowers make great centerpieces for wedding, especially with red colored flowers. You have shared some beautiful ideas here!

dustytoes on 03/30/2014

I like that one too Sheri. I had never seen something like that before I did this page.

dustytoes on 03/30/2014

Thank you for the nice words, and for the Pin!

younghopes on 03/30/2014

This is such a beautiful post, i must say, i just loved your selection of vases, esp the bird and the owl, both just look perfect. And million thanks to you for including my posts links in your article. Thanks so much dear, have a nice day, i m pinning this one to my wedding board.

Sheri_Oz on 03/30/2014

The white is so clean looking. I love these ideas - especially the 8 vases on a base.

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