The winter months are an excellent time for holding a wedding ceremony. The weather can be picturesque and the gathering of wedding attendants helps create a warm, festive feeling for the special event. A wedding theme inspired by the sights and sensations associated with wintertime can be easy to create and follow without the need for extra expensive accessories and decorations. By choosing to make your own centerpieces for a winter wedding, you can save money as well as express your creativity as you prepare for the big day.
Flower arrangements make attractive centerpieces for any type of wedding, and can be customized to create a truly wintry feel. Choose large flowers with petals that spread wide to create a full, robust arrangement. Lilies, chrysanthemums and peonies are all good choices for centerpiece arrangements, but you can choose any flower you prefer. Pale or white colors of flowers work best with a winter theme. Poinsettias of any color are also highly appropriate for a winter theme. If you opt for silk flowers instead of visiting a florist for your centerpieces, make sure that they are of good quality and look professional. Once you have your flowers, arrange them in large, cylindrical, solid-colored vases so that the centerpiece appears to be full without any large gaps in the petals. As an added touch, you can cut white embossed wallpaper to fit around each vase and secure the paper in place with double-sided tape to increase your centerpieces’ elegance.
A relatively inexpensive option for designing your own winter wedding centerpieces is to use clear glass candle holders and long, tapering candlesticks to create a sophisticated array of light. Find glass candle holders at home design stores, thrift shops or in your own collection. The holders can either match uniformly or be a whimsical mix of different shapes and sizes. Then choose long candlesticks and fit them into their holders. White or silver candles evoke the frosty theme of snowy winter settings, but you can also choose a pastel shade of one of your wedding colors for the candlesticks. Arrange the centerpieces in the middle of your table so that they create an aesthetically pleasing visual effect, then light them once the ceremony is about to begin. Be sure that the lit candles are out of the way of any unwary guest that might accidentally bump into or brush up against them.
Filling clear glass bowls with natural elements that are commonly associated with the winter season is another way to create elegant, inexpensive centerpieces that will impress you guests. Place white pebbles, soft gray stones, artificial red berries or pomegranate seeds in the bottom of decorative glass bowls. Small clippings from pine trees, pine cones, holly or fancy plastic snowflakes can then be placed on top of the base materials, so that they slightly reach out of the top of the bowl. This centerpiece option has a lot of room for customization. You can combine the suggested materials or any other winter elements in a number of ways to create truly unique decorations. Once you have crafted centerpieces that fit your aesthetic tastes, you can position them on tables and surround them with a few tea light candles as an extra special touch.
When you are making DIY centerpieces for winter weddings, what you make is limited by your own creativity. Keep in mind the vision you have for your decorations and follow your aesthetic sensibilities to ensure that you create centerpieces that look good to both yourself and others. Doing this will ensure that your winter themed decor is truly memorable.