(Closed) Help- Centerpiece Ideas Needed

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
400 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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
3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

feathers, books, branches, paper flowers?

Post # 6
1011 posts
Bumble bee

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 # 8
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

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
314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
7 posts

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
984 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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.

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