Assembling this tall floral centerpiece is a little trickier when there are flowers, but it with simply mean you'll drop your silver container down into the tall vase and press down firmly on top of the floral clay on the rim of the vase.
You'll have a solid, secured bond that (the reason for all of this) looks nice on the bottom with all the mechanics hidden.
Remember how I talked about the vase being unstable? Fresh flowers can be heavy. You don't want it top heavy and in danger of tipping over if a guest bumps into the table during the reception.
Roll up small balls of the white floral clay and put one on each corner of the foot of the vase.
Press the vase down firmly on a mirror. Check with the rental agency - if they have vases, they probably have mirrors to rent as well. The vase now has a much broader base and is much more stable.
The clay stays firmly attached to the mirror. You will literally have to twist a big and pry it off later!
Here's how the complete setup looks - minus the flowers, of course!
Now that you know the basics, you can move on to the flower recipes for ideas on how to green and flower your design.