Post # 1
Hello~ I was looking online for some tips on DIY centerpieces…I’m having a wedding this October and wanted something to go with the fall theme, but I don’t want it to look like something from a haunted hayride….also does this really save money or am I headed fro a big headache???
Post # 3
I don’t know about the fall theme but submerged flowers are very simple and easy. Do a google image search and you will see some really nice submerged orchids. 🙂
Post # 4
We’re having a late September wedding and are skirting the ‘harvest fest’ theme by including DIY citrus centerpieces. They are a work in progress, but we’re thinking lemons with white blossoms. This could probably work well in a fall theme with baskets of apples or even decorative gourds, which do come in many shapes, colors and sizes to avoid a jack-o-lantern attack.
For a more floral thing, many flowers come in fall shades, which could look lovely.
Post # 5
Candles work great! Mrs Lemon had soem great ideas, I can’t find them right now but if you search her archive blogs you’ll find her totally awesome and beautiful centerpieces!
Post # 6
My wedding is in October too and I’m incorporating cranberries because deep crimson red is my main wedding color. I think I may use bowls with water and cranberries and floating candles (the cranberries float!), with petals and votives scattered around the rest of the table. I’m sure you could do it yourself. Unfortunately I don’t have an inspiration picture but I swear it looks so pretty in my head! Good luck!
Post # 7
Depending on your colors…
Why not use little pumpkins? Or different color Gourds – they are usually green, white, and yellow in color…….plus you could do different sizes and shapes…
Maybe incorporate candles in to the mix as well if your location allows them!
Or you could use branches or leaves in some creative ways too….
Post # 8
I am having an outdoor fall wedding as well and i am thinking single stalk flowers in citrus centerpiece, surrounded by small lit candles…have quite figured how it will all come toghether but see this website….to get some ideas…
Post # 9
Start buying grocery store boquets, spread them out on a towel and then put it back together in different ways. As you practice, you will find what you like, what goes with your theme, what else you need, how tall they will be.
and keep an eye for branches you like… they can be very pretty, natural and hello… FREE
Post # 10
I too am having an october wedding, next year though, and am toying with this idea. you could obviously do a pumpkin in the middle of each table that you could carve the table number, or your married initial or something like that into it and put a candle inside. Or you could use little pumpkins, pine cones andleaves. Another idea is to use fruits like pomegranate or apples and put them in large vases or bowls as a centerpiece. You could always make your own flower centerpieces. you could buy some of those little round glass beads in a color that matches your wedding and put them in a bowl or large oversized glass and in the middle put a tealight candle or an led light and it will make it glow from within.
To add a nice glow you can place votives in gold colored holders around the centerpieces and along the head table. Also, i’ve seen people spread leaves around the cake table also.
Post # 11
I’ve been stuggling with my centerpiece ideas lately (late September wedding). I wanted to do submerged flowers, but the vases I would need are ridiculously expensive when you factor in shipping, and my florist even said they’re expensive for her to get. I’m doing some berries in my bouquets, so that would be a nice incorporation into the centerpieces, but I didn’t know how, then I read MissAlbany’s idea above (click!!). Sounded gorgeous! So I did some searching last night and found this that was posted a few years ago, scroll down to the only picture on the page: http://tinyurl.com/45h9kp. And I might do the frozen cranberry route orrr.. I also found this: http://tinyurl.com/3pfu52. Not sure if dried or frozen cranberries would be better. Would both float? I’m not doing fresh, that is way too much stress!
Post # 12
What about branches incorporating dark-colored flowers and berries? They would be relatively inexpensive but still make a big impact. You could also buy silk petals in a dark red color to accent the tables more.
Post # 13
I am getting married in October and I purchased candle latern centerpieces from michaels for the centerpieces. It’s a black wrought iron looking centerpiece that has three mini lanterns hanging off of it at different tiers. I am also using small votive candles in deep red colored holders. I am winding fall silk leaves around the lantern centerpices and using nuts (buckeyes and acorns mostly) and pinecones as small accents. I am also spray painting mini pumpkins in a deep bronze and other metallic colors since orange isn’t one of our wedding colors. I am also incorporating gourds but using the green and white ones and skipping the orange ones. I’m using indian corn, wheat and bushel baskets of apples around the room. Rose petals in deep red will be scattered on table tops and we are placing bowls full of homemade sugared nuts on each table as well. We are going to use some really fun rustic mini baskets for the bowl. Lastly, we are "planting" mums in boxes that are made of old planks and we are going to give them away to guests at the end of the night.
Post # 14
As Sweeney2Be mentioned, Mrs. Lemon had great ones, I found the blog about them: http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/07/24/diy-details-centerpieces/. They’re real pir-dy!
Post # 15
Thanks everyone…wonderful ideas….thanks for the links to the websites….Tamika370 and LeahB. Cranberries sound kinda cool, only thing is my venue doesn’t allow tealights…=( So I may have to opt for LED…but I think I have a sense of where I may go with the centerpieces…the plumerias that Mrs. Lemon did seem too fragile and I don’t want to put that stress on my mom or dad…and knowing me I would have 2000 wilted, dead plumerias….all sitting in my bathtub..hehe. I think I may also do a Hydrangea centerpiece…they are big and so I won’t have to make to many add-ons…and they are so pretty…THANKS SO MUCH!!