When it comes to your wedding, you want everything to be perfect. But, unless you’re working with an endless budget, at one point or another you’ll have to get creative in order to make your money go a little further. And, even if you have a big budget, nothing makes a wedding reception feel more special than handmade touches that truly reflect your personality.
While flower arrangements are the expected go-to, there’s so much more that can take place in the middle of your tables (and that costs a lot less than professionally arranged flowers).
As you start to think outside of the box, you begin to see that sometimes the more creative, less conventional options really work better with your theme and style than traditional centerpieces anyway!
These five unique centerpiece ideas can all be DIY’ed, making them a great choice for brides and bridal parties to create together. From simple ideas to easy-to-tackle crafts, each of the ideas is as elegant as it is affordable. And, the best part, because they help your budget go even further, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that your reception will look amazing - and you don’t have to skimp on anything else that really matters to you and your STB.
So, go ahead and add some personality and creativity to your tables! You and your guests will love how these centerpieces turn out!
1. Dramatic Single In-Season Blooms
While entire floral bouquets and arrangements can get expensive, single, statement-making blooms can make a big impression - and for a lot less. Using all of the same bloom allows you to buy flowers in bulk and, if you choose a flower that’s in season, you can save on transportation fees, too. Depending on when you’re getting married, there will be a variety of different flowers to choose from. Peonies, a great late spring to early summer choice look especially great as centerpieces. And, as a bonus, use the flowers in vases as a thank you gift to your guests! Just create cute signs or notes that let them know they can take one home with them!
2. Bright Candleholders
If you’re wanting to create an elegant centerpiece, candles are a great option. For a unique look, spray paint wooden candleholders to match the colors of the candles you are using. This color-on-color look can be as bold or as minimal as you want!
3. Blooming Branches
Fit for a spring wedding, blooming branches is an affordable way to incorporate natural flowers into your centerpieces. Get creative by decorating the branches with paper art, fabric blooms, or even wrapping them in seam binding. DIY pom-poms and twinkle lights also add a whimsical effect.
4. Garden Foliage
Using potted plants as centerpieces gives you the ability to create a look that is all your own. From the pots to the plants, there are hundreds of different options - each one as unique and beautiful as the next. Try using scented blooming geraniums in terra cotta pots or fresh herbs in brightly colored planters to complete an outdoor wedding theme. Hand-painted pots allow you the ability to personalize them for your wedding, making them a great take-home favor for your guests.
5. Decorative Luminarias
Traditionally a paper bag glowing with a small candle inside, you can make luminarias extra special by using decorative patterns, like stripes or florals, to customize your bags. You can also use battery-operated candles to create a hassle-free glow - indoors or out.
I hope these ideas inspire you do do someonthing totally unique for your wedding day! If you want amazing photos of what you create and of your wedding, let’s chat!
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