Bridal Club Magazine
5 DIY Wedding Centerpiece Ideas
Traditionally, getting married meant spending a fortune. Today,
the modern practical bride takes advantage of budget wedding
techniques and do-it-yourself wedding accessory projects to ensure
that she would have a wonderful wedding without having to break the
bank. After all, with the global financial crunch, it pays to be
Wedding centerpieces are some of the items in your wedding
checklist that you can surely save a lot from if you know how to do
them yourself. Let us get creative and see which of these five
simple and easy-to-do DIY wedding centerpieces would be a hit for
you and your spouse-to-be.
DIY Wedding Centerpiece # 1 - The Mason Jar
Take a mason jar, wrap a raffia ribbon around it and fill it
with colorful blooms of flowers. You can also add in some colorful
pebbles or crystals at the bottom of the jar for more visual
appeal. Mason jars are also great to use as lanterns or wedding
DIY Wedding Centerpiece # 2 - Fruits in Season
Fill up a tall clear vase with colorful fruits in season, and
voila, you have a nice centerpiece for your special day. Do not
forget to top it off with a flower bloom to give it a striking
DIY Wedding Centerpiece # 3 - Life's a Beach
Get a medium-sized clear vase, fill half of it with sand and
then place a candle or starfish as focal point on the center.
Surround this focal point with seashells, pebbles or other trinkets
that can be found on the beach. A more casual alternative to the
clear vase is a tin bucket wrapped with handmade paper.
DIY Wedding Centerpiece # 4 - Centerpiece for the Sweet
Take a martini glass, fill it up with chocolate balls or
chocolate kisses (preferably wrapped in foil with the same color as
that of the wedding motif) and insert a tapered candle in between.
You can also insert some greens in between the chocolates.
DIY Wedding Centerpiece # 5 - The Handmade Lantern
On a typical clear tall glass, place a tapered candle inside.
Wrap the glass with thin handmade paper but do not cover the top of
the glass. Light up the candle. This would be a nice handmade
lantern centerpiece for the tables of your guests.
More Tips on Wedding Centerpieces
- Find household items that you can use as material for the
wedding centerpiece. Take the mason jars for example. Many of us
have a couple of these at home so you would not need to buy from
the store anymore.
- Gather your bridesmaids and start with the wedding centerpiece
project. More hands is better than just one pair and with so many
centerpieces to create, you can surely use all the help you can
- Give the wedding centerpiece a personal touch. You can have the
photo of you and your partner or one of your favorite little
trinkets included in the centerpiece.
Being a frugal bride does not mean you have to sacrifice beauty
and style. If you are creative, resourceful, and smart, you can
have wonderful pieces of wedding centerpieces without having to
hurt your pockets.