Originally Posted on Tuesday July 14, 2009
Centerpieces can be expensive.
And I’m just not into that. I refuse to pay more than $2 for a vase. Everyone kept telling me to go to Ikea for vases. Ikea vases are like $9. And I need about 42 of them. How insane is that?
So while I was home for my cousin Jenny’s wedding, I went to Dollarama. Mainly because I’ve yet to see a Dollarama in Alberta, and let’s face it you can find almost anything at Dollarama. I found the perfect vases… but Dollarama doesn’t usually stock up on items so there were only 2. That means 40 more to go. I thought this was going to be a problem. So I enlisted the help of my mom, Dave, John’s mom and his two lovely sisters.
Dave’s a truck driver, he stopped at every Dollarama from St. Catharines to Ottawa. I’m serious. And he didn’t find one vase.
So I was concerned.
Nothing wedding related could come easily right?
My mom thought she found the jackpot when she found an entire case of vases….but when she got them home Dave told her they were the wrong ones.
But then the Wiesel’s really saved the day, er the wedding. They went to the effort to find the Dollarama in every town they drove through (and John’s parents drive around a lot, so that’s a lot of stores). They found the rest of the vases!
How lucky I am to have such great people in my life who are willing to help out with anything!
Now to find some wooden boxes…
Listen to how creepy I am. I got my centerpiece idea from pictures of a wedding on theknot.com. I figured out the brides name and searched for her on facebook. I found her and sent her a message asking where she got her wooden boxes. Because they were perfect.
How creepy is that?
She didn’t mind though. She borrowed the boxes from her florist, so that isn’t helpful at all.
And the search continues.
New Addition: We decided to use square dinner plates that we found at superstore. The grass was lilly grass and it was supplied by John’s uncle Doug who is a florist. We got the sand at Rona and my mom bought the floating candles.
Please note that tea lights don’t work well in water. Yes, they float but the wicks get wet really quickly and then the flames goes out.