Wedding decoration: Table centerpiece decorating ideas for fun modern themes
Centerpiece ideas for wedding themes can make or break your reception. Get some great advice for decorating for your wedding!
There are many beautiful ideas for table centerpieces for your themed wedding. The sky is the limit on the variations of these simple yet elegant ideas, let your creative side take hold and create a truly memorable wedding.
Many couple these days are choosing a beach or nautical themed wedding. Decorate your tables with pillar candles in your wedding colors, surrounded by sand and pretty seashells and maybe a starfish. For easy cleanup I would put on a small tray or even cardboard covered with aluminum foil or paper. Also consider using a small fishbowl filled with sand or aquarium rocks, colored water, seashells and maybe a floating candle. If you can find lightweight fake fish, consider filling a fishbowl with blue gelatin and floating your fish in the gelatin. You could also use anything that you would put in an aquarium for this idea including wrecked ships, shells, treasure chests, etc. Another option in the same theme would be to use decorative lighthouses on each table surrounded by sand with a few seashells and flowers.
A Victorian or English garden theme is very popular these days. Fill a low wide vase or pretty teapot with roses. Use long pearl strands (Christmas tree decoration works well), drape across the tables strewn with rose petals to create romantic appeal. If preferred, a pillar candle surrounded by a wreath of roses works well too.
The Cinderella/fairy tale theme is growing in popularity. Use miniature pumpkins that have been hollowed out as candleholders. Spray paint for extra pizzazz. Paint gold or silver for extra glitz or white or ivory for an elegant option. These look beautiful sitting on a pouf of white or ivory tulle. This option can also be used for an elegant fall wedding.
Another option for the Cinderella or fairy tale theme is to use castles. Kits may be purchased to make paper or cardboard castles for about $4.00 each. Of course these may be given to the flower girl, ring bearer, or any other special children after the wedding. Consider using a large plastic “glass” slipper from the crafts store, perched upon a decorative pillow. Sprinkle the table with some glitter for a special touch. In keeping with the fairy tale theme would be gingerbread “castle”. This could be used by itself or for a more elaborate centerpiece, create a gingerbread Camelot for each table.
The wish upon a star theme can be a unique and beautiful theme. Use navy or black tablecloths sprinkled with silver or gold star confetti. Place a pillar candle with silver or gold ribbon on a pretty mirror. Star place card holders or napkin rings can be used. A great way to set off this theme use to use a star cloth or star projection machine.
A winter wedding could have a snowman themed table. Use Styrofoam balls of three different sizes stacked and glued together. Cut a small section off the bottom of each snowman in order to make them stand up. Spray paint with textured white paint; or cover with fabric if desired. Glue on eyes and features purchased from the craft store. Use artificial silver poinsettias and silver confetti for a “cold” look.
Christmas wedding have many options depending upon your Christmas “style”. A simple option is to purchase poinsettia candle wreaths and use a pillar candle in green or red (or alternating). Wrap small empty boxes of varying sizes in colorful Christmas wrapping paper. Hot glue boxes together. Decorate the stack of “gifts” after they are glued together. Just make sure that your boxes are not too tall or large for a size appropriate centerpiece. Sprinkle table with confetti or tinsel for a festive look. Think of using a gingerbread house for each table. Place on a tray or covered cardboard decorated with fake snow. Sprinkle the table with gumdrops instead of confetti. Red or green
table cloths are best for the full effect for this.
One of my favorite themes is the “Rat Pack” theme. Use three martini glasses in varying sizes filled with water and a floating candle or gel candle filled martini glasses. One could also use a single large martini glass. Place on a mirror and sprinkle the table with confetti or white rose petals for added oomph. This could possibly be combined with the black and white theme. Of course Dino and ol’ Blue Eyes need to be playing in the background.
The western wedding theme is one to have fun with. Use miniature hay bales stacked at odd angles on a folded bandana. Place a miniature cowboy hat or toy sheriff’s star on top. Mason jars or small granite coffee pots filled with wild flowers also make a pretty centerpiece. Blooming Christmas cactus makes a beautiful centerpiece when tied with a pretty ribbon.
One more theme that has been gaining popularity is the candle theme. For this wedding, decorate your table with either many candles of varying sizes on a pretty mirror or tray, or impressive candelabras, decorated with ivy, flowers, or pearls. This theme as well as many of the others can be mixed to suit your taste and personality.
The key is to have fun with it. Let your imagination roam. After all, the important thing is to have the wedding that you want. If you are doing that, how can you go wrong?