Wedding centerpieces can be lavish affairs that have feathers, crystals, and flowers sprouting out of the middle of tables like they were grown there or they can be more sedate affairs. For the thrifty bride, shelling out a lot of money on centerpieces is not a necessity and they can actually be made quite easily by some family and friends who are willing to donate their time and energy. Here are some simple centerpieces and exactly what you will need to make them. A little creativity can go a long way when it comes to weddings!
Floating Flowers And Candles
This easy centerpiece can be customized to fit any wedding palette. All you need are the petals of your favorite flower in the shade you like (think, pinks, purples, blues, etc.) and a floating votive candle. You will need a variety of glass candlesticks or vases that are wide enough to hold the water, petals, and the candles. A great place to find these are at thrift stores as they often have a selection of crystal ware that you can mix and match for a very bohemian feel. We suggest using three to five of these holders as the centerpiece for each of your wedding reception tables.
A Flower Filled Birdcage
This may sound a bit odd but when created it makes the center of a table look like something out of a fairy garden. Vintage birdcages in pastel shades like blue, lilac, and dusky rose are all good choices. You can simply paint or spray paint the cages you find. Then using real or fake flowers you can select some in vibrant hues to fill the cage with. A few long-stemmed varieties should be chosen to appear to be growing out of the top of the cage. Bloom studded branches are also a nice addition. Then to top it off you can sling a handmade number for the table around the top of the cage to help guests to their seats.
For this one, it may take quite a few oranges so it is only good if they are in season, hello summer! They can be placed in lines through the middle of the table that makes them appear to be a bright red-orange table runner. Then, using poppies or gerbera daisies, these can be placed through the center of some of the oranges at varying distances to create a garden-like effect. It will look like the flowers are growing out of the middle of the table which is quite beautiful and totally unique.