Help me avoid being Bridezilla, and un-glue some centerpieces before I come unglued, please.
So I live in Alaska. I am getting married on New Year's Day in Pennsylvania, where my folks live. My mother has been helping me prepare for my wedding. But sometimes you get help you don't ask for.
My table centerpieces are to be glass cylinder vases filled with various wintry items. It took us forever to find the appropriate vases, and I was thrilled when Mom finally found some at a local junk store - about 12 inches high and 6 inches in diameter. Everything was going great until Mom sent me a picture of the finished centerpieces last night... and we came to a screaming, screeching halt. Mom decided that the vases were too short, and bought some fluted glass bowls at the dollar store to attach to the bottom of the vases so they would be taller.
She told me she used some type of glue or epoxy or glass cement to attach the bowls to the bottom of the vases "to add height." Pardon my french, but they look f*@#ing terrible. (One of my bridesmaids asked why there is a jello mold under my centerpieces.) How do I get these bowls unglued from my vases??
Mom won't talk to me because she thinks I am judging her and I don't like her taste (and all sorts of other pre-wedding-stress crazy thoughts)... so I can't be sure exactly which adhesive she used... but knowing her I imagine it's along the lines of this stuff.
If it's heat and water resistant, does that just mean it'll hold up for a dishwasher cycle? If I soak the stuff in hot hot water, will it soften? What about acetone, per this
previous question? Since the glue is between the two surfaces, will putting the acetone around just the edge be enough?
I am trying very hard not to be a Bridezilla, but I truly hate these. If absolute worst comes to worst we will use the ugly centerpieces and I will just try not to look at them. Mom and I will make up before the wedding one way or another. I will always have my husband and the memory of hideous tables will fade... But it's my wedding, dammit. I only get one. I want to fix these if possible. Suggestions?