Quick and Easy Centerpieces for the DIY Hostess

Posted by csancho on Mar 25, 2013

Assembling centerpieces, be it for a wedding or pre-wedding event, can be daunting. If you don’t have the assistance of a professional, your options at time seem limited. When you have access to centerpiece supplies, your outlook may improve some, but it’s still a lot of work. To ease your suffering, here are two of my favorite quick and easy centerpiece ideas, one for an adults table and one that’s a little more kid-friendly:

A Touch of Country

Posted by poppy on Jul 29, 2011

Poppy Dude and I are very much in love with the simple rural surrounding that we were raised in. It was important that our wedding really reflect those values. I wanted to find a way to get Poppy Dude really excited about the wedding planning process because I know sometimes the groom just smiles and says “whatever you want, honey!” when it comes to picking and choosing wedding details. I had an idea that fit the ticket for both wishes – a touch of country.

Poppy Dude is a “country boy” when it comes down to it. He was raised on his family’s farm/ranch where three generations of men come together to make the operation a success.

When researching and coming up with ideas for centerpieces – it struck me. What’s yellow and plays a huge part in our agriculturally centered lives? Corn and Wheat. I ran my idea by Poppy Dude and his eyes lit up. We decided to incorporate corn and wheat grown right on the Poppy Dude family farm. Corn would be easy to get – Poppy Dude’s family has some stored in bins on the yard. The wheat on the other hand only presented a certain window of time for cutting at the perfect golden color. That’s usually around the 4th of July here in south-central Nebraska, but because it’s been so wet this year it was a little later – even better for us!

Unique Wedding Centerpieces

Posted by Jeffra on May 05, 2010

Sometimes when we post all of these gorgeous real weddings, the details can become a little bit overwhelming.  Below are a few of the centerpieces we’ve included recently that can be great for inspiration. Some of them are DIY,  some are simply wildflowers from your garden, and  others are beautiful professional arrangements.


Eco-Organic Flowers Wildflowers from a Local Farm


Vintage, Antique Jars filled with Local Garden Flowers


Clear Glass Vase Filled with 2 Garden Flowers for a simple elegant look


Glass bowl, filled with Lemons and specially arranged Seasonal Flowers


Local Organic Garden Flowers placed in a stone vase


Clear Glass Square Vases Filled with Pears and Specially Arranged Florals


Clear Floating Glass Vase filled with Daisies, Cymbidium Orchids, and Lemons

Photo Credits:

Cedarwood Design Team / Photo by: Angela Anderson Photography

Jagger Photography

Elizabeth Stultz Photography

Erin Kroll Photography

Light Up the Table

Posted by Dogwood on Feb 03, 2010

As I mentioned last week, I have decided to do a series on centerpieces that are far from ordinary.  Next up… candles!  They add a beautiful glow to your reception and can set a great mood well through the night.  They also make for fairly easy DIY options, and not to mention a big budget saver.  You can float them, wrap them or stand them alone.  They come in a vast array of colors, sizes and even smells.  What’s not to like?

From 100 Candles

From 100 Candles

So, now let’s turn this candle into a fantastic centerpiece!

D.I. Why Not?

Posted by bridalbuds on Feb 01, 2010

I have been going back and forth on the idea of doing my own flowers. Or rather, gathering up my ladies on the morning of the wedding (the ceremony isn’t until 6:30pm) and attempting to assemble centerpieces that may or may not resemble something like this:

Bright and Cheerful Flower Centerpiece

Pretty! How hard could it be?