Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fall Wedding Centerpieces

Weddings are so special and what better time of year to celebrate than in the fall when everything is crisp and colorful. You can use the fall as part of your wedding theme and incorporate elements into your decor. One such place you can start off with is fall wedding centerpieces. There are hundreds of ideas you can choose from and plenty more you can make up on your own.

The fall wedding centerpieces will create the mood for your wedding reception. Most people notice the centerpieces when they walk into the reception room above anything else. They have to stand out and look fantastic. They must capture the mood of your special day. So how do you choose the centerpiece? Well, here are a few ideas to get you started:

Colors of the Fall
Using fall colors for your wedding reception as well as in the centerpieces is a great option. There are lots of warm colors and tones you can use like reds, maroons, gold, orange, bronze, copper and more. When you create your centerpieces based on some or all of the fall colors you can also include the fall wedding favors you are going to use. These could be candles around the centerpiece, little gift boxes hanging from the vase, or incense sticks inserted into the centerpiece.

Hanging Arrangements
If you want to do something a little unique, think about turning things upside down. Instead of having the centerpieces on the tables, hang them above rather. This way your guests will all get to chat easily and the effect will be stunning. You can use fruits, nuts, leaves and twigs to create the baskets and for a more rustic feel you can even use wicker baskets. You could spray them bronze or gold for a more elegant feel, or you could wrap them with fairy lights to make it more romantic.

Tall Centerpieces
If you want something more modern and simple, then you could go for tall centerpieces. These will be narrow so they take up little space on the table. You could use long twigs or twisted sticks sprayed in whichever colors you like, and place them into a long glass vase. Place this onto a mirror tile and stand a candle on it next to the vase. On the other side you can place a large flower head or perhaps and small bunch lying loosely. You might also choose to use three candles which can be bound together with twine.

Fall leaves are gorgeous and whilst they are there, why not use them? There are tons of things you can do with fall leaves to make your wedding centerpieces look wonderful. One idea is to spray a huge pile of leaves in the colors you want, or leave them the natural fall colors. Harden them and fill into glass vases which can be squared for a modern look. Then on the top you can place a layer of short flowers that you like or hang vines and longer flowers over the edge for a softer touch.

Well, there you have just a tiny portion of the ideas for fall wedding centerpieces. There are tons more that you can find online, or you can get creative and design some yourself. Use your favorite parts of fall, or incorporate something personal into the centerpieces.

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