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Centerpiece Ideas August 6, 2009

It’s always funny to look at your blog stats – for example, my post on Blue Orchid Centerpieces is by far the most popular just because that particular phrase gets searched for so often and my blog article is the first that pops up. So, it seems that lots of you out there are still on the lookout for creative centerpiece ideas. I understand because flowers can be incredibly expensive and centerpieces are such an important statement that can really help set the mood of your reception. Here are a few of my favorite tips that I learned from planning my own wedding.

  • Never underestimate the power of food coloring and a little glycerin. Dying the water in clear vases makes an otherwise simple arrangement really pop!

colored water

yellow daisies blue and pink orchids multicolored tulip

  • Use alternative materials in your centerpieces. Rocks, feathers, paper, fruit, cupcakes, corks, buttons…the list goes on and on. Not only are these cheaper than flowers, they don’t die after the wedding!

centerpiece1

lemons paper lace cupcake bouquet

  • Use alternative materials to hold your centerpieces. Wine bottles, vases, mason jars, tin buckets, lanterns, pitchers etc. Even tin cans can make a gorgeous statement. These can be items you would have thrown away or recycled or you can get them from thrift stores or budget friendly stores like Ikea!

vessels copy

black bottles cans for vases citrus bottles tea tins

  • A little paint goes a long way. Our florist painted the curly willow at our wedding and the metallic shades made a big difference. Curly willow or other branches are a great and inexpensive way to give your centerpieces some height too.

curly willow

white and pink natural curly willow blue room

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4 Responses to “Centerpiece Ideas”

  1. Beautiful centerpiece ideas! Any bride could be inspired with with these suggestions to compliment her wedding decor!

  2. ido4less Says:

    I have to do a blog for one of my classes in school, and searching for pictures I came across your blog. Funny, we have the same background. I really think you have some great ideas/topics!

  3. I really like your blog on centerpieces. Excellent idea on using food coloring. Silk flowers are a lot easier to deal with and you do not have to worry about the up keep of real flowers. Love the ideas.

  4. R Says:

    Hello,

    I have a question: You mentioned food coloring and glycerin….can you give instructions on how to make the yellow rectangular daisy centerpiece?

    Thanks!


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