Wedding decorations are your chance to show off your unique style as a couple! Centerpieces are one of the most important reception decorations as all your guests will see them up close at their tables. Your wedding centerpieces should be cohesive with the general look and feel of your wedding, but they don’t necessarily need to match all other decorations.
Whether you’re a DIY bride who’s tackling centerpieces at home or opting for a florist’s assistance, we’ve gathered some of our favorite wedding centerpiece ideas from real Wedding Shoppe brides! Take a look at these cute ideas that you can easily put your own twist on.
Maggie + Patrick, Empiria Studios
One of the first decisions you’ll need to make about your wedding decorations is whether to DIY them or order them from your florist or decorator. Either way, you’ll have a say in what kind of decorations you want. Consider the following pros and cons to help you decide.
You’ll need good wedding centerpiece ideas whether you’re DIY-ing or giving your decorator guidance on what you like. Here are some classic wedding centerpiece ideas to get your creativity flowing. Take a look at the key elements of classically cute wedding centerpieces!
Megan + Jake, Felicia the Photographer
Couples are getting more and more creative with their wedding decorations. Check out these cute wedding centerpieces and see if you’re onboard with these modern trends!
Styled Shoot, Duke Photo
Rustic wedding themes are very trendy right now. Because they’re quite down-to-earth, most of these items are easy to track down, too. Here are some ideas if you’re looking to go beyond Mason jars, twine, and burlap for your rustic wedding centerpieces.
Cara + Curtis, Russell Heeter
If you’re a bohemian bride, here are some cute wedding centerpieces to match your aesthetic.
Danielle + Steve, Sophisticated Grace Photography
The art deco aesthetic is still big in bridal. Here are a few ways to get the Gatsby-era wedding centerpieces of our dreams.
Liz + Travis, Fears Photography
A wedding is a big emotional affair, so it’s okay to get sentimental with your wedding decorations. Here are some great items you can use to create cute wedding centerpieces.
Antonella + Ben, Simply Sarah Photography
If you’re making your own wedding decorations, make sure you have a plan for set-up. As the bride, you’ve got plenty to do to get ready for the ceremony—hair, makeup, pictures. You don’t have time to be running around arranging flowers! Find out early if the venue allows you to set up wedding decorations the night before. If not, designate a person or a group to be on the set-up committee. It can be a relative with an artistic eye, a spare bridal attendant, or a future in-law—someone you trust to make everything look nice while you’re busy getting primped. Make sure you’ve created a sample design for them to work from, though—you don’t want your incredible wedding centerpiece ideas to go to waste because the person setting up didn’t understand your vision. Make sure all the items are organized and clearly labeled for the big day.
Wedding centerpieces are the perfect way to express your personality as a couple. Get creative with thinking of fun ways to incorporate your unique style into the décor. They also make fun wedding favors if you decide to give them away! After all the hard work, make sure to take some cute photos of your creations. Which of these wedding centerpiece ideas is your favorite?
Check out more tips for how to DIY all of your wedding décor.
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Taking Your Measurements
For the most accurate measurements, do not measure over your clothing. Your measurements should be taken while wearing undergarments similar to the ones you will wear with your dress. The measuring tape shouldn’t be pulled too tight or have too much slack, and should always be parallel with the floor.
Wedding apparel is typically sized differently than retail clothing, so keep in mind that it’s not uncommon to find yourself requiring alterations.
Wrap the tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust (not underneath the bust).
While standing up straight, bend at the waist to one side. Take the measurement where the natural crease happens in your side. This should be a few inches above your belly button. Stand up straight and do not “suck in” when taking this measurment.
Standing with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and butt to get this measurement.
Compare these three measurements to the Kennedy Blue size chart above. It is very important that you order the largest size that corresponds to your measurements. For example, if your bust measures 40.5” (size 12), your waist measures 31” (size 10) and your hips measure 41.5” (size 8), we advise that you order a size 12, and get your dress altered down to custom fit your body.
Depending on the fabric, a dress can be altered down up to 2 full sizes, but can be very difficult to let out as there is only about .5 inch of fabric to do so at the seams.