5 Centerpiece Ideas That Aren’t Flowers

When people think of weddings, images of big, beautiful bouquets, elegant floral decorations, and roses down the aisle often come to mind. But from some brides, their big day doesn’t involve flowers in every nook and cranny (especially if a guest has sever allergies!). Consider some of these centerpiece ideas that don’t involve flowers for your wedding.

1. Books

Books may not come to mind immediately as wedding decor, but when stacked artfully, old books and books with beautiful covers can really work well as centerpieces. For a personal touch, incorporate some of your or your finance’s favorite books in the centerpieces, or design all of the pieces around your favorite genre.Books

2. Birdcages

Birdcages can really look beautiful and add a rustic touch to your wedding. Fill and decorate them with candles, ribbons, burlap, or lace, or let them stand on their own for a simple but tasteful look.

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3. Candles

Candles are elegant and create a great lighting for your reception. Bunch candles with different heights together to add dimension or place tealight candles in vases filled with water to give your reception a cool modern look. Candles are also a great addition to any centerpiece idea!Candle

4. Succulents

Succulents are all the rage these days and incorporating them into your wedding would add a soothing natural touch. You can buy succulents that have already been grouped together in a vase or you can build your own centerpieces by buying them separately and arranging them in wooden crates or deep glass fish bowls. They come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors and work well with almost any theme!

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5. Fruit

Using fruit as wedding decor may seem a little odd at first, but fruit works surprisingly well in centerpieces. It’s cheap, it takes up a lot of space, and it can work well with any color scheme and in any season. Make big fruit baskets of seasonal or local fruits to put in the middle of round tables or lay fruits such as grapes out like a table runner along with lush greenery on long, rectangular tables. You might be amazed at how great fruit can look in a wedding!

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Photo Booth Fad Done Fabulously

Photo booths have become all the rage at every event, party, and especially wedding receptions.

But why settle for an actual booth, that’s too cramped, too plain, and doesn’t allow everyone to see the fun?

How about creating your own, personalized background and have an actual photographer? This way is much more enjoyable for people to watch, and more special for you!

Clueless on ways to make that photo booth-esque look?

Here are many ideas ranging from super simple, to stunningly intricate!

1. Hanging Lights

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Simple, yet magical. reminds me of the Wall of Lights at the Georgetown Event Center!

2. Circle Stands

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An easy, yet fun way to bring in your entire color scheme!

3. Ribbon Curtain

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Another way to match your scheme, done by simply tying a variety of fabrics to a rope!

4. Pallet and Flower Wall

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Wonderful for you indoor or outdoor rustic style reception!

5. Antique Door

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How cute would it be if you could get your hands on some of these adorable doors! Keep in mind that with the right painting and distress technique, anything can look antique!

6. Screen Door Painting

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Any screen will do! This over sized floral pattern is lovely, but if something with a pattern is more up your ally, try chevron!

7. Painted Floral Backdrop

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May be easy if you are handy with a paintbrush, or maybe you could pass this project off to someone who is! So many options with color and style! The confetti is fun too!

8. Old Living Room Wall

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How fun some tacky wall paper and holes in the wall can be! You could also take a more rustic approach and have the frames hang on wood.

DON”T FORGET THE SIGNS!

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What fun is a photo booth without the chance to look silly! Consider these signs for some great laughs. Maybe even throw in some over sized glasses, hats, and boas!

Looking for a beautiful yet affordable wedding venue? Georgetown Event Center is the perfect place for you! We even have an area where you and your bridesmaids can relax and get in the zone! Located near Austin, Georgetown Event Center in Georgetown, TX is a great place to have your wedding reception. Find out more at www.GeorgetownEventCenter.com.

Midweek Mumbles: Picking Sides

“Mawwage. Mawwage is what bwings us together today.”

 

A wedding is the joining of two lovers by heart, body, mind, and soul.  And that is great, but what about family? I don’t know about you, but often times when I think of, or more see on TV, couples around holiday times, they often choose one side of the family to visit for one holiday and the other for the next. So I ask,

It makes sense, in all reality that the couple not only join together themselves but the family as well. Kind of like as a show of support. How can we address this in planning your wedding?

BY MOVING AWAY FROM BRIDES SIDE RIGHT | GROOM SIDE LEFT!

I realize that it’s a tradition to set it up this way, but recently I’ve seen signs telling guests to choose a seat rather than a side. It’s a small gesture but it’s a great way to get family and friends to start mingling and getting to know each other (especially if they don’t already). Sure it’s only one night, but perhaps new friendships will be formed in between families and you won’t have to pick which side to visit during the holidays. Or maybe knowing that the families have gotten to know each other, you could host during the holidays and not have to worry about awkward introductions!

Below are some of my favorite signs:

Chalkboard is big! And in case you want to change your saying last minute, this makes it easy to do so!

This would be super easy to DIY!

This one is perfect for the reception!