(Closed) Wedding decor when you're not good at it?

posted 4 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
8827 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

when you say wedding decor, do you mean centerpieces?  i didn’t have any decor besides the centerpieces.  i let our gorgeous reception room speak for itself.

what if you find a centerpiece you like and then try to duplicate it?

Post # 3
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2015 - Banquet Hall

Maybe a rustic wedding?? Do you know you’re colors and do you have an idea of what you want?

Post # 5
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I am very similar to you.  No wedding colors or vision and I frankly just don’t care about this stuff.  I just wanted something cheap that wasn’t tacky.

What I ended up doing is having floating candles in a vase, stones on the bottom, with artificial orchids for a pop of color.  You can easily use twigs, succulents, or whatever else for a more rustic feel.  I don’t have any pictures, but it looked very similar to this:


I bought everything at Ikea and the centerpieces ended up costing around $5 ($1.99 for the vase, $1.99 for the flowers, stones and floating candles bought in bulk from Ikea too).  I also had a lot of glass tealight holders from Ikea that cost 49 cents each.  Candles are always cheap, easy decorations.

Overall, I spent about $100 for decorations for a wedding of 50 people.







Post # 7
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Also, as far as what decorations you “need,”  centerpieces are all you need.

Think about all the weddings you’ve gone to.  Do you remember the flowers or the centerpieces or other details?  I know I don’t.  It’s great if you’re creative and want extra touches like signs, ribbons, etc. etc but literally no one will notice if you don’t have it.

Post # 8
46609 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

goblueca:  Are you having a bridal party? Have you chosen colors for them?

If you need help choosing colors, go to:

http://www.theperfectpalette.com  scroll down, choose one color you love and see all the palettes they have done using that color.


http://www.design-seeds.com click on palette search, then choose search by theme, or play with the “search by color value” tool until you create a color you like, then clcick on Go Get it to see their palettes

mineral hues


Post # 9
46609 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Also keep in mind, that if you want a more modern decor, clean lines like square vases, simple floral choices like just using greens or repeating one flower or color will give that look.

This is an easy DIY- one vase, one head of hydrangea and some bear grass for inside the vase

White Hydrangea - simple centerpiece, makes me want to invest in small square vases

also easy- black vase and real or silk orchids

Cymbidium Orchids in Square Vase. Centerpiece or Floral Arrangement  .  Orange Cream white Yellow Flame Red Light Lime Green Pink Cream via Etsy

a potted orchid- super easy DIY and not very expensive

this could be a cheaper way of doing the table Centerpieces.. bit more too it than this one - but a plant rather than fresh?


for a modern look, use a clear glass, black or stainless steel container

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