All of the things a bride has to worry about when preparing for a wedding day can become quite overwhelming. Centerpieces are one of the many things over which most brides stress. With some creative thinking anyone can make tasteful and elegant centerpieces to display at a wedding. It can be done relatively inexpensive also. With all the right materials and some imagination, this centerpiece can become a wonderful addition to your tables, and your guests will adore it.
Heres what you will need:
1. First, gather photos of you & your spouse together. To add a more personal touch, try to find pictures that are of special or memorable times you may have shared together, such as the first date, first kiss, first time he said I love you, or even just the two of you hanging out together. Try to find a large variety of photos. The size of the photo does not matter, you will fix that in the next step.
2. After you have collected all the pictures head down to your local photo developing center. You can also do this step at home if your lucky enough to own a printer that can print photo quality pictures. Size all the pictures to 8×10 or 5×7 size, whichever will best fit the size tables you will be using. Play around with the printer or photo machine, try different setting, such as black & white, add a caption or by adding different borders. What ever happens to be your style & coordinates with setting that you are wanting to achieve for your wedding. After you have selected your photos, start printing. You are going to have to keep in mind the amount of tables you are going to have & what shape the tables are. If you are having large round tables you will only need 3 or 4 photos per table. But if you are going to have long banquet style tables you may need several arrangements though out the length of the tables.
3. Next step is to pick out picture frames. I suggest taking the picture to the store with you when doing this. You will be able to see what frames coordinate with the pictures better. These frames can be found very inexpensively at your local department store, such as Wal-mart or Target or even at your local Dollar General Store. They come in all shapes, sizes & textures.
4. Now you will need to pick out tasteful vases to hold a few flowers in. You will need to have one vase for every centerpiece you plan on creating. Keep in mind the colors that are going to be used in the wedding & the other decor you may already have. The vase should be just a little taller than the picture frames you’ve already purchased.
5. The last item you will have to have will be flowers. This may be something you have already picked out to use in other elements of the wedding. Whether you pick a few flowers that simply match your bouquet or a small bunch of flowers that will be used in other decoration, be consistent with the colors you have already used.
You will have to use you imagination when it comes to assembling the centerpieces. Simply place the photos into their frames If you are using large round table, arrange them in a square, cubed shape or a triangle shape so that they are facing outwards. Place your vase in the center of the photos, behind then so that it seems as if they are popping out from behind each frame. For a more dramatic affect you can even have a few cascading flowers such as wisteria or a vine type of foliage, draping over the top of the picture frames. Become creative. Let the pictures & the colors make the statement that you are looking to present on your wedding day. Now all the guest will have the opportunity to see the bride & groom in their most special moments of their life while they are also now sharing in another special moment.