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Creative Options For Ideal Wedding Centerpieces

Updated on January 17, 2010

Tie In With Your Wedding Theme

The final touch on the wedding of your dreams is a unique, eye-catching wedding centerpiece. The best way to get started on designing your centerpiece is to choose an overall decorating theme for the festivities. The theme can be an elaborate spectacle, such as a romantic garden wedding, or a simple idea, like a color scheme, and will help you discover the style, which you need for a reception centerpiece.

Once you have a theme, you will need to determine how explicitly you want the theme to be represented by your decorations. Do you favor a minimalist interpretation, wherein the theme is abstractly conveyed in the decorations, or an overt, literal use of the main idea? As the wedding centerpiece is supposed to be the standout in terms of the decorations, the prominence of the other decorations will affect its reception by guests.

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Where To Find Ideas

A wedding planner or coordinator can be infinitely helpful during this process. Wedding planners have the experience, resources, and passion for wedding decorations necessary to dream up unique wedding centerpieces. Even if you do not enlist the expertise of a planner, doing research on your own will enable you to design the ideal wedding. Wedding magazines and coverage of high profile weddings and other events can be rich sources for ideas to modify to fit your own style and budget, or to help you brainstorm your own ideas.

Make Your Own

Do it yourself wedding centerpieces are another option if you are planning a wedding on a tight budget, or if you have artistic talents that you would like to employ. By combining flowers, candles and other small items, you can create one of a kind centerpieces for your wedding reception with little work.

One elegant option is to tastefully use tea lights to highlight simple flower arrangements. By incorporating miniature-potted plants, floating tea lights or colorful votives, you can create eclectic and understated centerpieces for your wedding reception.

Combine With Wedding Favors

Some wedding reception centerpieces also involve the parting gifts commonly assembled for guests to draw even more attention to the décor at each table. Using a small platter as a foundation for the centerpiece and gifts, you can illuminate the area with lights that will reflect each facet of the centerpiece and place setting to charm your guests and draw their eyes to their gifts.

Spin Off From The Bridal Bouquet

Another inspiration for the wedding centerpiece can be the bride’s bouquet, which can be accomplished with matching flowers on a smaller scale. Paper versions of the bouquet flowers can also be employed in the centerpiece to display the theme in a more abstract way. Incorporating antique costume jewelry is an uncommon way to add flair to more standard wedding centerpieces, which will enliven any arrangement.

Be Creative


Regardless of the size of the wedding or the limitations of its budget, every wedding can have unique, beautiful centerpieces that attest to the romanticism of the ceremony. By engaging your creativity and thinking resourcefully, you can have a one of a kind wedding without spending a fortune.

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      Erin Bower 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      I enjoyed your detailed tips. I voted this up and useful!

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      Mark Jenner 

      8 years ago

      Excellent article - I have sent a link to my nephew who is getting married next year. Thanks, Mark

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