For the perfect wedding reception, it is important to choose beautiful centerpieces that will accent your guest tables. If you are planning a seasonal wedding, then you will find your job is a lot easier. There are many inexpensive, DIY elements that you can incorporate into any seasonal wedding centerpiece.
Spring Wedding Centerpieces
Citrus fruit can be used to make a pretty centerpiece for spring weddings. Fill a large cylindrical vase half way with fresh lemons, limes, and oranges. Cover the fruit with water and add fresh spring flowers.
Mason jars are really popular right now and easy to find at thrift stores and at yard sales. Tie ribbons around them, group them together, and fill them with fresh spring flowers for your wedding tables.
Potted daffodils and tulips make great spring wedding centerpieces. They will last longer than flowers in vases, and you can give them to your guests to take home after the wedding.
Summer Wedding Centerpieces
If you are planning an outdoor or garden wedding, then potted herbs would make an attractive natural centerpiece. Group terra cotta pots in a variety of shapes and sizes and place one herb plant in each pot. Decorate the pots with ribbons to match your wedding color theme. You can also give the pots away as wedding favors.
For another floral centerpiece, fill a wide glass bowl with water and place roses or other flowers in the bowl to float in the water. Instead of the whole flower, you can also float rose petals or other flower petals in a bowl of water and add a floating candle for a pretty summer centerpiece.You may want to know that you can buy roses and other flowers at ProFlowers, by the way.
Tea cups can be used for summer candle centerpieces. All you need is some candle wax, a wick, and some thrift store china tea cups. These also make great wedding favors.
Fall Wedding Centerpieces
There are many natural elements you can incorporate into attractive fall wedding centerpieces. Gather up some tall cylindrical vases and large bowls to fill with pinecones, acorns, and fresh or artificial berries.
Scatter real or artifical maple leaves on your reception tables. For a candle centerpiece, place red, yellow, and orange pillar candles of varying sizes on a silver platter.
If you are looking for unique candle holders, apples can be cored and a taper candle placed inside. You can also hollow out mini pumpkins and place a candle inside.
Pumpkins in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes make great table centerpieces for fall weddings. A large pumpkin can be hollowed out and used as a vase with real or artificial flowers placed inside.
Cornucopias, when arranged with fresh or artifical fruits and nuts, also make great fall wedding centerpieces.
Winter Wedding Centerpieces
Winter wedding decorations are very simple when you incorporate traditional holiday decorations into your decorating scheme. Choose holiday colors for your wedding colors and you can have a beautiful wedding reception. Colors such as blue and white and silver and white are beautiful for winter weddings and wedding receptions.
If you are planning a winter wedding reception, stock up on Christmas tree ornaments. You can place them individually on tables for decoration, arrange them in bowls or on silver platters, or place them in tall cylindrical glass vases. Add coordinating strings of beads and pinecones for extra decoration. Pinecones can be spray painted silver or gold for more of a holiday look.
Small evergreen wreaths can be used on tables for centerpieces. Place pillar candles in the center and decorate with pinecones and holiday berries.
Wedding receptions are beautiful when they incorporate colors and decorations from seasons, whether spring, summer, winter, or fall. Selecting seasonal elements for your wedding centerpieces will not only make it easy to find the materials you need, it will also help to cut wedding costs.