Brides and grooms are still using flowers for corsages, boutineers and attendant bouquets but are moving away from all floral centerpieces. Vintage style centerpieces make for a more unique and personal statement at your event.
Branching Out – Do it Yourself Centerpieces
Non floral centerpieces are showing up more at weddings and events. Vintage themed weddings or events are capitalizing on their theme to create some of the most unique and eye-catching centerpieces out there. A vintage theme wedding has a host of ideas for incorporating vintage items for one of a kind vintage centerpieces.
Taking the time to plan and make do it yourself centerpieces that reflect the couple or their passions says a lot to your guests. These vintage style centerpieces are more interesting when they emulate personalities or themes. They can be an extension of what you love and your guests feel that through your do it yourself centerpieces.
Of course, this doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate flowers at all. Using grandma’s Fostoria collection for your table centerpieces means you could likely use a bud vase on one table. A simple, single flower here will only add to the vintage feel. Or, maybe you will opt to use grandmas’s square Fostoria cake plate and a pair of candle holders. One the cake plate, you place a photo of you and your fiance in a vintage frame and lay a flower at the base. Simple but elegant.
A few more ideas:
- use grandma’s cake plate and place a few vintage cameras on and around it for a vintage look
- use a small vintage luggage piece and have flowers, maps, gloves and the like spilling out
- stack old books and place a bud vase or votive candle on top and drape some pearls down the stack or place old wire framed reading glasses on top
Ideas for Vintage Wedding
There are tons of ideas floating around on the web to help you when planning do it yourself centerpieces for your vintage style wedding – a Vintage Travel Theme, Vintage Hollywood or Rat Pack Themed event to name a few.
Chalkboards made from vintage items and using them as guestbook tables, programs or escort cards is another way to add the vintage flair to your special day.
Travel themed centerpieces for a vintage travel themed wedding or event are a lot of fun to come up with. Think globes, buildings from around the world, travel guides, photos of tourist attractions, books and the like. Your travel theme table centerpieces will be unique since you find the pieces and put them together in a way that reflects your personality. No cookie cutter centerpieces there!
It’s easy and it’s eco friendly — a great combination. Reuse much loved items from your family or spend your hard earned dollars at the antique mall or thrift store instead of lining the pockets of cheap, import companies. Reusing items for vintage or antique style centerpieces that have already lived one life reduces the waste produced in the world. You can do your part by making do it yourself centerpieces from vintage items!