Fall is a wonderful time of year to have a wedding. You are able to use all natures color and glory for your inspiration. The change of the season allows you to take advantage of the beauty of Autumn for your wedding location, photography and your wedding decorations. The popular fall 2010 trends in wedding centerpieces are the warm palate of Autumn colors used in unique ways to make centerpieces that are very personal. This year no matter what budget you have for your wedding you can still afford the 2010 trends in wedding centerpieces. Here are some wonderful ideas to make your wedding centerpieces unforgettable.
Personalized Fall Leaves
This is a trend for 2010 that allows you to make your wedding centerpieces yourself which helps make them more affordable. You will need silk fall leaves in an assortment of colors, here is an example, you can purchase them at a local craft store or on Ebay. You will also need a stamp that you are able to personalize with words or a symbol, here are some examples from the Website weddingstore.com .
The next step is to customize the stamp with the bride and grooms names, wedding date, monogram whatever you would like to say about your wedding. Then you choose a color ink of your choice for the stamp: gold, black, or white are all good choices that will show up well on the different color leaves. Once they are stamped and dry you just pick out some crystal dishes or bowl you can get these for a reasonable price at Wal-mart in the craft department. Then you arrange them inside the dish, here is a photo for inspiration. They will make a lovely centerpiece that allows each wedding guest to take home a leaf as a souvenir from your special day.
Floral Centerpieces In Pumpkins
You can make beautiful wedding centerpieces using fall pumpkins, real or not your choice. I think the real pumpkin pie size pumpkins are the perfect size. These are easy to make, first you hollow out the pumpkins enough to allow them to hold flowers of your choice that matches your wedding colors. Depending on your taste either real or silk flowers will both work fine. A popular choice of flowers are daisies, they are cheerful, and the perfect color to compliment any fall wedding. If you would like to add your 2010 wedding date or names on the side of the pumpkins you can do so before adding the flowers with a stencil or paint pen if you have a steady hand. And since recycling has become so very important after your wedding you can use the pumpkins for compost.
Personalized Gift/Treat Boxes
Another popular way to celebrate fall in your 2010 wedding centerpiece is to display individual gift or treat boxes in the center of the tables. Past weddings a popular trend was to use tulle full of Jordan almonds and tie them into little bags with ribbon. An updated idea is to now to use small treat boxes like the ones here, you are able to pick from many sizes and Autumn colors. They are the perfect size to fill with the candy of your choice, so each guest can have one. You can make them more personal by stamping your monogram on the boxes or wrapping them in a beautiful ribbon. To make the centerpiece I suggest using an assortment of differently colored boxes at each table and stack them almost in a pyramid type of formation in the middle of the table.
Gift Card Holder With Photo
Another interesting fall wedding centerpiece idea is a gift card with photo. Here is one called elegant gold scroll gift card from Nashville wraps. You purchase a gift card envelope for each guest that fits with your fall wedding theme and enclose an engagement or photo of your choosing. You can then put each one in a decorative name card stand, here are some beautiful choices. You can arrange them in a circle in the center of the table in front of each guests seat. This is a 2010 trend that allows each guest to have a photo memory from your wedding.
Cake Shaped Favor Boxes
My last pick for popular 2010 wedding centerpiece trends are becoming extremely popular. They are individual wedding cake favor boxes where each one is shaped like a slice of cake. When they are assembled on the center of each table they look like individual wedding cakes. A wonderful idea to showcase them are to put them on a glass cake plate pedestal, they will definitely be the center of attention. Like the example here you can see how real they look, this one comes in a rich chocolate brown the perfect fall color. At the end of the evening your guest will be able to each get a box to carry home a slice of your wedding cake for them to remember the special evening.