Here is a great idea for an elegant and modern personal wedding centerpiece that is sure to delight and intrigue your guests!
By Cathy Beck (guest writer)
Creating personal wedding centerpieces will take up a good chunk of your time, but your guests will appreciate them. These wedding centerpieces take between 30 and 45 minutes to assemble. But, you can make your personal wedding centerpieces months before the wedding! Let’s get started:
What You'll Need:
Clear square or rectangular vase (one for each table)
* Note: Double-sided tape is NOT recommended for this project as it does not adhere well to glass and slowly causes the vellum to curl up.
Step 1: Printing
Gather pictures from your childhood, places you and your fiancé/fiancée have visited, etc. Using your ruler, measure each side of your vase and decide how big you want each picture to be. Print two copies of every picture on transparent vellum for each vase.* Be creative - print in color, black and white, sepia, etc. Type the table numbers and label each picture. Print one of each table number on transparent vellum. View table number template. Type your menu and print one copy for each vase. Print one menu for each centerpiece on transparent vellum. View menu template.
* Note: You may need to adjust your printer’s color setting so a heavy amount of ink does not print on your page. Set the intensity level somewhere between -30 and -20.
Step 2: Cutting
Using your scissors or paper cutter, cut your pictures, menu, and table numbers to the appropriate sizes.
Step 3: Adhering the Pictures, Menu, and Table Number to the Vase
Use your Xyron machine or spray adhesive* on a piece of vellum (picture, menu, or table number), then line the vellum up in the center of the vase, and adhere the vellum to the vase. Repeat this direction for each side of the vase. Use a credit card or ruler to smooth out the vellum.
* Note: Spray adhesive is toxic, so remember to use it in a well-ventilated area.
Step 4: Finishing the Centerpiece
You may want to finish off your wedding centerpieces with ribbon around the top and/or bottom edge of the pictures. Place a clear votive candle and holder in each of your personal wedding centerpieces.
Be creative and have fun!
Thank you, Cathy, for sharing your great idea for an elegant and modern personal wedding centerpiece!
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