so i have this idea that stemmed from a wedding with jonathan adler bud vase favors and martha stewart's "bottle service" idea. what if you collected a bunch of random jars and vases, painted them white and filled each with a flower. Then you could use the bright idea of a chalkboard sticker to label each vase with a guest name and table number. Guests would pick up their "favor" and go to their table, which would be sans-center piece. Once everyone is at the table, they group their flower/vase favors in the middle to form the centerpiece.
p.s. specialty bottles carries all sorts of jars and bottles for around 60 cents each
Talk about killing a lot of birds with one stone! Sounds genius to me.
Just discovered that Michaels sells self-adhesive chalkboard sheets ($1.99 for 3 letter sized sheets). Cut shapes out of them and apply to whatever you would like. So many different uses for these! Spice jars, stemless wine glasses, maybe even as labels for names/table number on your wedding favors. My wheels are spinning....