Getting married and want to save boatload of money making DIY wedding centerpieces? If you’re getting married, you know how expensive wedding centerpieces can be. Save yourself a huge florist bill by using a little ingenuity and making DIY wedding centerpieces yourself. Don’t worry you don’t need a lot of skill or any fancy materials, just a little creativity and a few hours to put everything together. To make your own DIY wedding centerpieces you’ll need the following materials:
- Bouquets of flowers
- Glass vases
- Rose petals
- Large doilies
- Buy flowers. Flowers make the ideal wedding centerpiece. Call ahead to your local grocery store chain and ask them to order the flowers that you will want to buy in advance. Order as many bouquets, or bunches of flowers as you will need to make a centerpiece for each of your guests’ tables. The day before the wedding, pick up all of your flowers and keep them in a cool room. If you purchase pre-arranged flowers from a florist they will be much more expensive.
- Decorate your vases. Tie a piece of ribbon around the neck of each of your vases. Make sure to cut the ribbon long enough so you have enough slack to tie a bow. Use colored ribbon that matches the theme colors of your wedding, or the color of your bridesmaids’ dresses. Unlike pre-made florist arrangements, DIY wedding centerpieces are much more unique because you have the ability to add ribbons or change the look of your vases, ribbon and flowers.
- Prepare the flowers. Trim the stems of your bouquets with a sharp pair of scissors. Try to cut each stem at an angle for optimal water intake. Don’t trim the flowers until you are ready to put them in water, this keeps them the freshest.
- Fill each vase with water. Fill all of the vases with tepid tap water, about halfway full. Add an aspirin to the water to “feed” the flowers. This florist’s trick keeps the flowers fresh.
- Arrange the flowers. Fill each vase with flowers. Make sure to arrange them in an eye-appealing manner. Trim away any stray leaves or dead blooms. Add sprays of baby’s breath or another filler if you notice that the flowers don’t look like they are filling the vase enough. The beauty of DIY wedding centerpieces is you can adjust the arrangements over and over until the centerpieces look exactly they way you want them to.
- Finish the arrangement on the tables. Several hours before the wedding ceremony, set up each of your DIY centerpieces on each of the guests’ tables. Place a sixteen or eighteen inch doily in the center of each table and place the flower arrangement in the middle of the doily. Sprinkle fresh rose petals around the vase, and voila, beautiful DIY wedding centerpieces that didn’t cost you a fortune.
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