Post # 1
I’m not crafty or artistic at all. If there is a way to screw it up… I’ll screw it up. But I’m still considering DIY some basic centerpieces and/or ceremony decorations and I’d like to use at least some flowers in my decorating.
Can someone explain logistically how this works?
I know people probably do practice runs, but for the big day when did you physically get the flowers and put together the centerpieces/design the decorations? And where did you get the flowers from?
It seems like you would have to do it the night before or else they would wilt…. wouldn’t that be super-stressful?
Post # 3
For DIY centerpieces, the most wonderful aspect is the fact that it can be exactly what you want. What my mother and I have done is use silk flowers in lieu of the real ones to have an idea of the appearance.
We’re having mirror centerpieces with roseheads and candles. We bought the mirror tiles at Lowe’s and my mother made table toppers out of brown satin fabric. We have been collecting votive candle holders and pillar candles over the past 5 months. We’re ordering the rest of the candle parts online. On the day of the wedding, the centerpieces will be set up by our planner, with the rose heads cut at the last minute and placed on the tables about 10 minutes before the reception starts.
The bridesmaids’ bouquets will be placed on the buffet tables, with the Maid/Matron of Honor bouquet on the cake table and mine our our sweetheart table – all in small vases.
What kind of look are you going for? Floral? Modern? Romantic? This will greatly affect how you go about DIY projects.
Post # 4
I guess that is part of it… I’m totally clueless on what look I am going for. We have two venues in mind, but haven’t chosen one. I’m trying to finalize my budget and want to see if it is realistic for me to DIY some centerpieces and decorations.
I do like flowers, and think I lean more toward romantic than modern. I generally don’t liek anything too trendy. I’ve been thinking about candles, but we may be doing a daytime outdoor reception in a tent….
Post # 5
What is your wedding theme?
I think that has a lot to do with getting together ideas and inspiration. For instance, our theme is rustic and we’re using mason jars as vases and candle holders. Our flowers will be wildflowers picked from the side of the road and the candles are votives, bought in bulk, online.
Depending on what you want, you can make it as easy as pie or as hard and difficult as you want.
Here is an inspiration pic that we’re aiming towards for our tables. Simple burlap runners (home sewn) on white rental linens.
Post # 6
There are many DIY ideas for wedding centerpieces that you can find on the Internet. Here are a few examples, hope they might be helpful
Tutorials for DIY candles here
Tutorials for tissue paper centerpieces here