Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Terrific Finds: Non-Floral Centerpieces

Hey Brides and Grooms! Welcome to our new weekly segment, 'Terrific Find Tuesdays.' Every Tuesday, we will be bringing you unique and fun ideas that won't bust your wedding budget. Our goal is to provide you with inspirations that you can incorporate on your wedding day.

First, let's start off with a quick game of word association. What comes to mind when you see the words: Wedding Centerpiece? Well, it would be safe to assume that a majority of you answered flowers without even giving it a second thought. It's not surprising, since flowers are one of the most popular and widely used forms of centerpieces at wedding receptions. With all the fantasy wedding reality shows out there displaying fabulously elaborate floral masterpieces, couples everywhere are vying to recreate them in their own weddings. However, beautiful as flowers are, creating a floral display on multiple tables can sometimes become expensive. Now, don't fret if having a grand floral centerpiece will put you over your budget. Just take a look at these fabulous budget friendly alternatives.

When it comes to centerpieces, we usually see fruits taking on the supporting role. Don't underestimate the star power of the fruit. With the wide variety of fruit in an assortment of colors, there are many directions you can take with nature's sweets. They can add a nice splash of color that could light up a room just as well as any flower.

{Martha Stewart Weddings}

{Canada Bride}

Wedding Favors
Wedding favors are usually placed on the reception tables; why not having them as the focal point?

{Martha Stewart Weddings}

Lampshade Centerpieces
Lampshades are a fun, unique, and quirky trend that will be sure to add some pizazz at your reception. You can play around with the lighting to give off a nice effect at each table.

{Cocktails Details}

{Cocktails Details}

Candy Galore!
Any centerpiece that satisfies the sweet tooth is sure to be a hit among your guests. A candy-fied diversion is definitely an eye catcher and will bring out the child in all. What's even better than candy centerpieces....saving money! Have your sweet centerpieces also serve as wedding favors to cut down on costs.

It's 'All about You'
Instead of having your guests fawn over a floral display, how about using your centerpiece to reinforce you and your love as the day's focal point...your wedding day IS all about you. Have different portraits set up with some trivia about you. This is a nice personal touch and a great way to share more about your journey as a couple with your guests.

{Pearl Events Austin}
{Offbeat Bride}

So, if having a floral centerpiece will put you over your wedding budget, don't panic - there are great alternatives out there. Instead, we hope that the suggestions we have provided inspire you to think outside the box and find the right fit for your wedding.

Happily Planning,

Your Big Day

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