Wedding season is almost here in Ohio!  The wedding planning is fun and stressful at the same time. Many brides are considering some DIY projects to cut expenses. I have seen a few great and not so great ideas over the years. Here are some ideas that any bride can do.

Centerpieces: Keep things simple and elegant by using a few well placed flowers and lots of candles. One of my favorites I have seen was a centerpiece of three wine bottles painted black and placed on a simple mirror with a different single stem flower of the same color in each wine bottle. It was beautiful! You can ask your florist to get the flowers for you so they coordinate with everything and have someone place themfor you. I have also seen a wedding that had a set of three red glass candleholders of different sizes with floating candles in them. There were no flowers at all but it was breathtaking! Another idea is loose flowers and petals around the base of a grouping of long stem votive candles. This picture shows a few large single flowers and candles.



I created this simple centerpiece for a bride on a budget. It is babies breath in a cylinder vase with a floating candle. Inexpensive and elegant! Many flowers work well underwater, the hard part is getting them to stay under and not float!  I have many more ideas to share to help my brides with their DIY centerpieces, the sky is the limit!