Any ideas for DIY Chargers for under the plates at my wedding?

by DIY wedding planner on December 9, 2011

It’s a destination wedding, and the theme is aqua blue. I was thinking of just bringing paper placemats down with me, but apparently that is not very nice. Any ideas how I could make a beautiful charger myself? And have it be portable to the Dominican?

I saw some online at the following:
I like the leaf one, but I don;t know how I could make one for Destination theme? I want to keep it clean looking as well, as there is quite a bit going on with my favors, I have aqua starfish plates, and pretty mint tins decorated with ribbon and crystals.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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coloradosnoflake2 December 9, 2011 at 7:25 am

what about taking your paper placemats and making a larger shell template and cut them all to shell shapes. You could then get some scrapbook type embellishments such as small crystals (to match your favors, or matching ribbon) to add to the edges or each scallop of the shell shape. It would meet all your requirements, dress it up a bit, and be uniquely yours.


iloveweddings December 9, 2011 at 7:28 am

Hi and congratulations!

Where are you having your reception? Will there be white linen tablecloths provided?
I am guessing no, as you were thinking of the placemat idea. Why not check with the place that you are using regarding white table linens? I think that would look elegant, and then, you will not need anything under the plate.

I think it would look nice with a simple white tablecloth and then your starfish plates and the favors (mint tins). I think that would look elegant!

Perhaps you can purchase and/or rent table linens if you need to. Also, with it being a destination wedding, usually there are not too many guests, so if you needed to you could even buy one or two tablecloths and put them in the bottom of your suitcase, which would be much easier than trying to make a charger plates and transporting them.

Hope this helps!


hollywoodmelody December 9, 2011 at 7:34 am

Since you have so much going on with your favors, I would like to suggest something as simple as a fishing net cut into small placemats. It would go with your theme, be very inexpensive and accent the starfish plates.


L.O.V December 9, 2011 at 8:21 am

I saw them at Target. A six pack is on clearance for like $5, that is way cheap. You can take them out of the boxes and just stack them in a bag. They are not real metal, a coated acrylic made to look like metal, so I know they are very very light. Good luck.


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