Can someone help me think of CENTERPIECE ideas?

by DIY wedding planner on April 18, 2013

I am having a VERY large wedding around 350 ppl.
There is no way I can have huge nice flower centerpieces.. i just cant afford that.
I need some alternatives. Something unique and elegant.
My main color is yellow and in the bouquets will yellow mixed w/ light pinks and ivory and yellows.

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apbanpos April 18, 2013 at 10:49 pm

How big are the tables?

Is it a formal evening wedding?

If not, how about potted flowers at each table.

Or, for a more formal look, you can rent mirrors, candles, and a hurricane globe.


speakerboxx April 18, 2013 at 11:18 pm

I saw cute bird cages/nests with little birds in them next to a small vase of flowers. Really cute. The colors were also yellow (my favorite). You can also have picture frames with pictures of you and your fiance at different ages, do candles that are chandelier looking, have a vase full of just twigs (I think they’re cotton) or a simple flower (we’re having cherry blossoms), etc. Hope this helps.


Jana April 18, 2013 at 11:42 pm

This might not be great for a really formal wedding but:

Here’s a neat idea that can be very versatile. You could paint the branch ivory and use different colors of tissue paper, yellow, light pink, and put ivory rocks in the jar.


inflamari April 19, 2013 at 12:07 am

I’d check out Edible Arrangements.

I’m planning on having them for my wedding, they’re awesome. I’ve tried them and they taste great! As well as being a nice little finger food for guests.


Bride2B 8-8-09 April 19, 2013 at 12:37 am

For my centerpieces i am having glass globes with floating candles appropriately colored to match my theme. I am also using mirror plates to put underneath the lit candle globes to make a dim glow that would reflect and look gorgeous.


??Hmm..Interesting?? April 19, 2013 at 1:22 am

This website has a lot of great supplies for creating all types of centerpieces. Be sure to look under the “SPECIALS” section.

A few specific ideas:

Long slender vases with tree branches painted white and
a few strands of beads or crystals hanging from the tips or small groups of berries in yellow or light pink.
Candles around the base. You could make most of this yourself.

Tall, clear vase with a few flowers floating in water inside them. Use distilled water and flowers that don’t have a lot of pollen. Secure the flowers together with a rubber band at the base of the flowers, hold in place in the water with a fishing weight concealed on the bottom with stones or glass gems.


Sharon216 April 19, 2013 at 2:11 am

Maybe you can buy some martini glasses the quantity of how ever many tables you have…& buy little candles…put water in them and place the candle inside…light the candles, that would give the reception a romantic glow that I’m sure people would like…
Here is an example:

Also you can buy picture frames and put glasses next to it..


Lily April 19, 2013 at 2:48 am

What about having three sunflowers in a tall glass vase??? this will be fairly cheap, but have a great impact


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