When planning your own wedding, DIY wedding centerpieces can be a great way to save money. Before you start making the wedding centerpieces consider the theme and the color of your wedding. Will you be using a seating chart for your guest? Lastly, make sure you know how many tables you need to create centerpieces for.
DIY Wedding Centerpieces That Wow!
The cost of DIY wedding centerpieces can easily fit into your budget. If you choose to use flowers, use your favorite flowers from a floral shop or from the local grocery store. Or you can even go to the dollar store and buy faux flowers to use. Think simple but pretty. Consider using different vases from your home or friends, or you can even look at a thrift store. Find a cylinder vase, put some fresh or fake flowers in and some water or water beads, and add things that you like or that are part of the theme of your wedding. For example, shells, candy, and little strings of lights. Add some colored ribbon, and you have a beautiful centerpiece.
Flower Centerpiece Alternatives
If flowers are not your forte, there are plenty of other options to create beautiful centerpieces. What colors are you using in your wedding? Consider a lined table with your wedding theme or colors. Look at the fabric store or on Amazon for some simple table liners, and choose a color that is close to what you have picked for your wedding. Next, add some candles, a pretty bottle of wine, and come colored candies to each setting to make the table pop.
Disney Themed Centerpieces
If you are a kid at heart and have a fairytale wedding, you can make centerpieces from all your favorite Disney movies. Consider themed centerpieces from Disney classics such as The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Snow White, Tangled, Princess and the Frog, Toy Story, and Mickey Mouse.
Lego Wedding Centerpieces
Legos, Legos, Legos… Calling out your inner child. Instead of having your guests wait around during pictures after the ceremony, grab some little bags of Legos for each guest to build a centerpiece, add some block-shaped sweet tarts, and you are set for a fun-filled night of seeing what was created for you.
Board Game Centerpieces
Some of us love board games, and they can make for an entertaining wedding centerpiece. Go to the thrift store and look for some cheap or miniature board games to display on each table.
Fruit Wedding Centerpieces
Using colorful and vibrant fruit is another way to WOW your guest with a unique centerpiece. Start by cutting up star fruit, dragon fruit, kiwi, blood oranges, lemons, and limes for a pop of color. Find a cute platter or fancy bowl and add a few special touches with some flowers, and candles. Not only does fruit make for a beautiful centerpiece, but it also becomes a table snack!
Who doesn’t love a sweet treat? Buy your favorite candy and incorporate it into a beautiful centerpiece. Get some cute little jars and fill them with M&M’s, Skittles, and Reese’s Pieces. You can even find boxes of candy and build a cute skyscraper out of them to make your DIY centerpiece.
When using a seating chart for your guest it is a good idea to add numbers to your table centerpieces. If you’re going for a rustic look, consider a piece of wood with the table number on it and a cute, colored vase with some pretty flowers. Another option is to tie a helium balloon with the table number on it to the centerpiece.
A Trip Down Memory Lane
Consider having your guests find their table by having them look for the picture that is next to their name on your seating chart board. Use pictures of the bride and groom while dating, when they were little, with friends, and any other fun pictures you like.
How Long Will It Take to Make DIY Centerpieces?
If you want simple and pretty centerpieces it could take no time at all. However, if you are wanting to create elaborate wedding centerpieces with lots of different things, it could take a while. In this case, having a few extra hands can help make the process move much quicker. The more extravagant the centerpiece is, the more time it will take. So, keep that in mind when planning your wedding, and make sure you have all hands on deck!
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