By Hana Lee
When planning a wedding, most brides focus first on the
lining it with flowers and ribbons. By the time costs for the
wedding are taken care of many coupleís find that they are
skimming close to their budget. Itís good know that the
centerpiece decorations at your reception can not only be
inexpensive, but tasteful and original.
Try this idea and score a perfect ten for creativity when
planning your centerpiece decorations. Start by buying cute
small frames as you see them on sale. Insert photos of you and
your groom growing up through the years. Guests will not only
love the originality of the idea but they will also get to see
what you both looked like when you were younger. Of course, if
they have known you your entire life, then this will give them
a chance to reminisce about you.
If you are planning on a fall wedding use baskets and terra
cotta pots to add a fall touch to your centerpiece
Fill the baskets and pots with tiny pumpkins, apples, corn
and gourds. This will add that little extra touch to the
while filling your table with inexpensive decorations.
For a more romantic look, use inexpensive single fish bowls.
Fill these centerpiece decorations with water, which can be
colored with liquid dye, and add a floating candle. You may
also find inexpensive artificial flowers that can be snipped
the tops and laid around the candles. This will create the
of romance and add candlelight to each of your tables.
For a Christmas time wedding, use poinsettias and gold ribbons
for centerpiece decorations. If you have extra money to spend,
buy miniature Christmas trees and decorate them with lights
wedding charms for ornaments, which can be found at most
decoration stores. Place the trees in the middle of the table
and let the guests try and guess what meaning each of the
Let your guests get involved in your first day as man and wife
by using paper and pens as a centerpiece decoration. Buy
decorated paper and pens, placing them at each sitting. Leave
instructions for the guests to give you the best marital
they can. You may also have the guest make up a love poem to
give you. This will get them involved and also give you a
keepsake to read on your honeymoon. You may also add a
long-stemmed rose at each place setting that they can take
A popular trend added to centerpiece decorations are
cameras with ribbons and bows tied around them. You can also
type a note to hang from the camera letting guests know to
pictures throughout the night and then place the cameras
a designated box as they leave. Just imagine the different
photos you will have once the film is all developed.
No matter what you choose as centerpiece decorations, you can
create a mood and atmosphere that represents your style, at an
inexpensive price. So, hang balloons from the ceiling, let the
cameras start clicking and begin your life together with
friends, family and a lot of good times.
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