When it comes time to “set the table” the key to remember when designing a centerpiece is balance.
- Include a table number! With a terrarium like the one above, we would recommend using a classic standing table number or a rustic standing table number like the one pictured above. The classic look would be situated aside the terrarium, whereas the rustic number could have the potential of being incorporated in it. For other options for incorporating the number within the centerpiece, look through our monogram cake toppers since they can just as easily be positioned in the soil as they can be in a cake!
- If you decide to create a smaller terrarium, include decorative tea lights or candles!These beautiful candles would look great next to a colorful terrarium like glittering side stone to the center stone of an engagement ring. It is small enough that it would not be overpowering or competing, but big enough that it won't like it is there on mistake! Plus, the color this candle holder comes in can really work with just about any color scheme!
We’ll begin with the little ones. While this is technically a kids’ table favorite, no one will judge you for whipping it out during a particularly distressing Thanksgiving dinner next year. Everyone can use a little crayon therapy. Crayons and butcher paper, in any combination, will win over hearts at your next wedding function, including the big day itself! My favorite arrangement is a small terracotta pot filled with crayons and a table number sticking out of the center. If you can, use the same table numbers that you’re using for the main event. A butcher paper table cloth will not only save your linens, but it will keep the little ones occupied until the parents are ready to turn in. Think about matching that style of the TWine bottle centerpiece (outlined below) by wrapping the terracotta pot in twine as well. If you want to combine the ideas, make it cohesive by presenting every place setting (children, adults, or both) with a set of twine-tied crayons.
The TWine Bottle
There’s nothing simpler and easier than a wine bottle centerpiece, and they always look elegant and fabulous, especially at weddings and wedding functions. The most elegant look (I feel) is to group several bottles of different sizes together and insert small tealights or other-shaped candles into the bottom. The easiest way to do this is to cut the bottom of the bottle off and use it as a candle cover. Don’t try to squeeze a candle in through the neck – it never ends pleasantly. For a more involved and rustic wine bottle centerpiece, with the simple application of twine, a glue gun, and an afternoon with a few bottles of wine, you have a collection of wonderful and professional-looking wine bottles for close to no money. This would be a fun craft for a weekend with your bridesmaids! More in-depth tutorials aren’t hard to find if you’re having trouble!
Wow Your Guests with Wedding Sparklers
Wedding SparklersFor the bride who wants to try something a little different for her big day, consider the addition of wedding sparklers. Wedding sparklers can be a fun accessory to any wedding, and add literal sparkle to your event! Wedding sparklers can be used as centerpieces, cake accessories, and even as an alternative send-off for the couple looking to make an impactful exit. As centerpieces, sparklers are a fun alternative to flowers or candles, especially for a winter wonderland or Fourth of July wedding. As long as wedding sparklers are legal in your state and at your venue, they are an expressive way to celebrate that are sure to wow your guests - just make sure that you don’t line your tables with paper or other flammables! Group wedding sparklers together in multicolored vases or line them down the center of a long table in individual containers. Your guests won’t expect them, but they surely won’t forget them either! Wedding sparklers are also a fun accessory for a wedding cake. Be sure to warn your caterer ahead of time and make sure they’re comfortable with pyrotechnics. If you don’t want to add wedding sparklers as a semi-permanent part of your day, consider using them as a send-off when your ceremony or reception concludes. Most venues have no problem with wedding sparklers when they’re used outdoors, and the pictures of your friends and family waving them in joy as you exit are sure to be stunning.
Here are easy steps to come up with a simple, yet wedding cake centerpiece: • Organize supplies and arrange them for easily accessing and identifying them.
• Separate the discs for each cake. When they’re stacked in order of large to small, the assembly should well resemble a wedding cake.
• Next, spread just a thin layer of Spackle along the top and also along edges of each of your disc. Spackle should ideally be smooth.
• Allow discs to dry before you go ahead.
• Measure the circumference of each disc used to prepare one cake.
• Ensure that the ribbon is cut so as to fit around each disc perfectly. You may cover the entire each disc or one particular area.
• Secure the ribbon carefully on each of the discs by using a pin. Use more than one pin for larger ribbon.
• Glue the three layers of each cake together and let them dry completely.
• Place three or more cakes right in the center of each reception table.