(Closed) alternative centerpiece ideas?

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
2289 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Wow, daydreamwanderer. First the soup and sandwhich buffet and now this? You continue to “Oooooo” me. And in that vein:Ooooo I LOVE the boardgame idea! I’ve never heard of it, and I think it’s creative and will go with your theme perfectly. I don’t think you’d need to do anything special with the old board games….just plop them in the middle of the tables and let the games begin!

Fiance and I are thinking that we’ll do photos of us as centerpieces. We’ll either go with angular circles, or use those plastic frames that are semi-circular.

Post # 4
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I love the test tube idea- You could purchase racks for the tubes-


Half way down the page are a few wooden options, and after doing a google search I found silver and plastic ones you could paint.


 If that’s not an option- I saw a wedding that used large white bowls full of lemons (peaches/apricots would be really pretty too)  and a few small white flowers stuck in the crevices- it was very pretty. There’s always the candle centerpiece angle as well,  not to mention something similar to this. I also like the idea of doing a wedding cake centerpiece for each table in lieu of a huge wedding cake.  You could have it coated in sugar crystals if you’re going to a winter theme. 

and here’s a page from offbeat bride http://offbeatbride.com/2007/02/non-floral-wedding-centerpieces#referrer you may want to view.


Post # 6
143 posts
Blushing bee

I love the old board games idea – and it would photograph so well! Definitely just “set up” the games in the centre of each table; if you want to give them a bit more height, you can put them on top of antiquey-looking blocks of wood or on top of some old big children’s books.

ETA: Also, if you’re worried about it looking kiddie, you can always mix it up – board games on some tables, other tables can have old books and then you could scatter teacup candles or single blooms in teacups throughout for a whimsical Alice in Wonderland feel.

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