10 Unique Centerpiece Ideas

July 12, 2013 at 11:18 am Leave a comment

blog picCreate an enchanting ambiance with the perfect centerpiece for your wedding reception. Centerpieces serve many functions from conversation starters to giveaway gifts. The purpose of a table centerpiece is to decoratively enhance the theme of your wedding reception. They should not be too large as to obstruct visibility and should allow for easy serving access. Wedding reception centerpieces may be formal or casual, the type is only limited to the imagination. Read on for 10 unique centerpiece ideas.

1. Sand Castles

Decorate your tables with sandcastles, a great option for beach or fairy tale weddings. Sand castle sculptures come in a variety of sizes and designs. They may be purchased from specialty retail or online stores.

2.  Fish Bowls

Inspire your tables with fish bowl centerpieces, a fun way to add a bit of novelty to your reception. Surround the bowls with floral wreaths or seashells and place floating candles inside for a romantic touch. If you opt to use live fish, be sure to follow all care directions. Goldfish or bettas make the hardiest fish options.

3.  Stack of Books

Bookworm couples will love having a stack of books to serve as table centerpieces. Choose from current New York Times bestsellers or peruse used book stores for classics tomes.

4.  Fruit Bouquets

Edible fruit arrangements make a whimsical tasty centerpiece for your wedding reception. Fruit bouquets may consist of a wide variety of fruits including strawberries, oranges, pineapples, grapes, apples, honeydew and cantaloupes. For an added touch of decadence, consider dipping them in chocolate.

5.  Ostrich Feathers

Craft a fantastical wedding centerpiece from ostrich plumes, a type of feather known for its soft fluffy appearance. Tip: Display them in tall narrow vases with LED wire lights inside. Other types of feathers to consider for your reception include peacock and pheasant.

6.  Reinventing Flowers 

Think outside the vase in regards to floral arrangements. Get original; submerge roses, orchids or Calla lilies in cylindrical vases filled with distilled water. Tip: To avoid bubbles, arrange your flowers in the vases before adding water.

7.  Candy Centerpieces

Have a sweet tooth? Share your love of sweets with your wedding guests by displaying candy centerpieces. Fill several empty clear containers of various sizes with colorful confections such as M&Ms, Skittles or jellybeans. Create bouquets of lollipops in cute pails matching the colors of your wedding.

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8.  Eco-Friendly

Use recycled glass or reclaimed wood as essential parts of your table centerpieces. Scatter river stones amidst beeswax candles atop cotton tablecloths for an all-natural effect. Display interesting high-tech environmental centerpieces such as ecospheres, a type of self-contained underwater ecosystem developed by NASA.

9.  Pinwheels

Delight the kid inside everyone with pinwheels, a spinning toy attached to a stick. To make a centerpiece, insert several into bright metallic containers and arrange similar to flowers. Great for weddings with many children present or at outdoor settings featuring a gentle breeze.

10.  Ice Sculptures

Make a memorable impression with ice sculpture centerpieces for your wedding reception. Ice sculpture art may take any form from traditional swans and hearts to custom-designed figurines. For a showstopper, place an elegant single rose frozen inside a clear block of ice.

Planning an upcoming wedding and need ideas or suggestions?  Attend the Great Bridal Expo, a nationwide touring wedding show featuring current wedding trends, an incredible honeymoon showcase, New York-style fashion shows, live orchestra and DJ performances, endless exhibitions and a bevy of knowledgeable wedding professionals ready to meet with you and make your wedding dreams come true. Click HERE to register and use code BLOG for 2 FREE tickets!

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