Post # 1
I need your help… I do not want to have floral centerpieces (to save money)… does anythone have any unique ideas? I was thinking about doing something with sand (like kids sand art), any suggestions would help. Thanks!!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2010 - Marie Gabrielle, Dallas
Candles? Coffee beans? I’ve seen candles in a glass vase with coffee beans around and it’s gorgeous and smells so yummy! http://media.photobucket.com/image/coffee%20bean%20centerpieces/jesdmill/new/nantucket071.jpg I also really like grass boxes instead of flowers. http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/th_inspiration_wheatgrass-from-flat-toothpick.jpg I think they are gorgeous too
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
I love the idea of using fruit in centerpieces. Orange, limes, lemons, apples — they all look great!
Post # 5
feathers, books, branches, paper flowers?
Post # 6
Since FI’s parents are from Ohio, I’m thinking about using buckeyes. Future Mother-In-Law is collecting them for me now. Of course I don’t know what I’m going to put with them yet.
Post # 7
I guess I’m having an issue because I do not have a theme picked yet. I was thinking about doing royal (colbot) blue and hot pink but just cant put my finger on it yet.
Post # 8
you should take a look at some inspiration boards to get a feel for what you like! Then you can run with whatever colors you choose. Try the ones at Style Me Pretty or even look around here for some of them! Good luck!
Post # 9
Fruit bowls and stacks of books have always appealed to me! Get the fruit at Sam’s or Costco and books at Goodwill/ Half-price books/ thrift shop of choice… bird cages can be cheap too. And branches are always good too! Trees are everywhere! Maybe potted plants from a wholesale nursery? Possibilities are ENDLESS! Pinecones? Cute lamps you can resell later? What theme are you going for?
Post # 10
What types of hobbies do your and your fi enjoy? I would say it would be great to have your hobbies listed, for example if he’s a photographer why not have an old vintage camera and film rolls or if you’re into movies how about a huge bowl of popcorn with movie theatre candy sort of sticking out from it?
Post # 11
I think you’re right about this becoming easier once you decide the theme or tone you want for your wedding. There are so many ways you can go, and you just need to start scouring websites and magazines for ideas.
What are your hobbies? One idea is to create a theme around something that represent you and your Fiance.
For example, if you’re avid readers you can do a library card invitation suite and then use stacks of antique books as centerpieces. http://www.diybride.com/2009/09/12/library-card-save-the-dates/
Post # 12
I am also in LOVE with centerpiece using fruit and/or fruit slices! Buying the fruit in bulk at Costco, Winco, or Walmart was helpful in saving money, and it also creates a unique, bold look for your wedding! here is a How-To guide on making these centerpieces, and a picture of my wedding centerpiece! Good luck!
Flowers arranged on my wedding day by MayFly Flowers in Portland, Oregon.
Post # 13
I found a couple great ideas in The DIY Bride book. One was a submersed table number in a cylinder vase, it was easy and cheap but looked awesome, surrounded by a few votive candles. Another was collecting branches and putting them in a glass or painted flower pot and handing paper lanterns from the branches with some tea lights.