Sunday, February 1, 2009

I can tell centerpieces are going to be a hang up for me.

Reading 2000 dollar wedding the other day, she had this great post on eco-friendly centerpieces featuring an awesome book piece, from Offbeat Bride.

I love it! It would be a great way to integrate our own interests into the centerpieces by combing a few of our own books with cheap books from garage sales etc. Unfortunately, Luke doesn't like the idea. He's never been as much of a reader as I am, though I don't really understand why he doesn't like the idea besides that.

If Luke had it his way, we would have nothing as centerpieces except the table sign. We're probably making ones from DIY Bride. I can't find pictures of one like them though.. They're cute, and we're not planning on using numbers. Some sort of creative name instead, and then the idea hit. We could theme each centerpiece to go with the table name. Have the book table, the flower table, candle table etc. We brainstormed a list, though I'm not super thrilled with all of them. Still not sure if we're going to go with this idea or not. I really want nice, pretty centerpieces, Luke doesn't care, and more importantly (to him) he doesn't want to spend money on them.

I also really like these poms from Martha Stuart.

So, thoughts? Any ideas we could use for table themes? We have between 20 and 30 tables, so this is a huge undertaking...

Yes, the centerpieces are going to be my Achilles heel...or something like that. I don't think that is quite the right metaphor.


  1. Centerpieces are surprisingly tricky. My original plan was to buy some candles and hurricane lamps and centerpiece mirrors and DIY them, but then I realized that after the wedding I'd be stuck with ~20 hurricane lamps and centerpiece mirrors. Sure, I could resell them, but that sounded like a lot of work.

    I'm embarrassed to admit that my solution was to throw money at the problem -- right now our floral contract includes centerpieces. But now I'm rethinking that. Those book centerpieces are SO AWESOME!!

    Have you tried surfing There are tons of interesting centerpiece ideas in their photo galleries. I don't love all of them, and most of them are floral, but there are some nice non-floral ones as well!

  2. I haven't really looked at yet, I'll have to do that when I have some time to waste. And floral is totally not an option for us, we have like 30 tables....