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$ for centerpiece risers
Jul 17th, 2007, 8:34am
 
I've made my own centerpieces and have started to look for a party decorator to set them up and do the other decorations (mostly balloons).  One decorator wanted $15 dollars a piece to use her risers; another wanted $25!  This seems ridiculous.  Am I out of line?  I was thinking of buying my own.  This is my last BM, but a friend has her affair a month later and we could share the costs and sell them on ebay.  First - did you guys pay similar rental fees?  Second, do you have recommendations for a good site to buy them?  I found one, and they would be a little less than $15 a piece. I just feel like these decorators are taking advantage.
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Re: $ for centerpiece risers
Reply #1 - Jul 17th, 2007, 9:44am
 
There are lot's of places depending on the type of riser -
some to try are:
awesomeevent
lauderdale paper
fancy faces
If you're looking for the clear plastic tubes and trays i think they're called Lomey dishes (or maybe it's Loomey) -
I think they're very inexpensive.
I was quoted over $275 to rent a riser that wasn't even
exactly what I wanted from DPP - I found exactly what I want for a rental fee of $25.50. Good luck with your
search.
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Re: $ for centerpiece risers
Reply #2 - Jul 17th, 2007, 10:29am
 
I'm not sure what you're looking for, but a friend of mine used milk crates. Here's how:

Place the milk crate over the table cloth in the center of the table.

Drape another tablecloth on top of the milk crate and arrange in soft folds.

Place your centerpiece on top of the hidden milk crate.

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Re: $ for centerpiece risers
Reply #3 - Jul 17th, 2007, 10:33am
 
Another suggestion is to try floral supply vendors.
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Re: $ for centerpiece risers
Reply #4 - Jul 17th, 2007, 12:29pm
 
Check out weddingflowersandmore.  Click on centerpiece risers.  I just bought them and they are fantastic.  I'm using a 18 inch and a 10 inch tube with a riser plate on the bottom and in between the two tubes.  You can fill them with anything....

My DS's BM is in 3 months......
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Re: $ for centerpiece risers
Reply #5 - Jul 17th, 2007, 3:38pm
 
 The most economical way to go is to either use the milk crates as suggested or just a box. Have your caterer rent extra linens to hide over the box and you are done!
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Re: $ for centerpiece risers
Reply #6 - Jul 17th, 2007, 3:52pm
 
Won't the box thing make it impossible for people to talk acrosst the table?
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Re: $ for centerpiece risers
Reply #7 - Jul 17th, 2007, 5:49pm
 
everything depends on the height of the riser...you can use a very low box or piece of styrofoam and whatever the riser is made of...you don't want it at all too high because the centerpiece will get in your face.
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Re: $ for centerpiece risers
Reply #8 - Jul 18th, 2007, 10:25am
 
The boxes my friend used were on serving tables, so no one had to see around them.
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