DIY Vintage Inspired Summer Wedding Centerpiece Ideas by SJ Johnson
This simple and easy DIY summer wedding centerpiece can be created within minutes. In preparing to create a vintage inspired wedding centerpiece, collect your favorite vintage items. This is a good time to raid your mother and grandmother's closets. A wedding should be a family affair. Get both the groom's family and the bride's family involved. Your items do not have to match since you're going for a vintage theme. Just keep the items in the same color scheme. Keep in mind that you may not want to use your family's best china because it may get broken during the wedding.
Flowers (Real or Artificial)
China cups and saucers
Floral table runner or vintage scarves
Vase or hurricane lamp
Candlesticks (or battery-operated candlesticks)
Faux pearl strands (available at most craft or fabric stores)
Floral themed objects, such as paperweights and jewelry boxes
For this wedding centerpiece, I used artificial flowers, but you can use real flowers instead. As an alternative, use live plants in your teacups. Turn your teacups into planters by putting a little dirt into the teacup and adding a plant. Some plant options are forget-me-nots, violets, or hyacinths. Visit PlantGuide.org for more ideas.
Wedding Favor Idea: If you use real plants in your teacup, you can give the teacups away as wedding favors.
How to Create a Vintage Inspired Summer Wedding Centerpiece
First, remove the stems from your artificial flowers by simply pulling the stems. Place the flowers into your teacups. Next, pile the flowers into your vase or hurricane lamp. As a variation, you can float flowers or candles in water. Use ribbon to accent the base of your vase.
Place your floral runner or vintage scarves over your tablecloth. Add your vase, and surround it with four teacups. Then, scatter your brooches around your arrangement. Make sure to pin the brooches to the tablecloth to keep them in place.
Wedding Favor Idea: Encourage your guests to take a brooch as a wedding favor.
You can nestle your pearl strands between the vase and your teacups. The more objects you add, the more dimension and interest your wedding centerpiece will have. The last step is to add your candlesticks.
As you can see, there is no wrong way to create a vintage summer wedding centerpiece. The more personalized, the better. The idea is to make your DIY wedding centerpiece a reflection of you.