12 Easy-to-Make Wedding Centerpieces

Liven up wedding reception tables with easy centerpiece ideas. These crafted or floral table toppers are gorgeous and easy to make. Best of all, each centerpiece idea is customizable to fit your wedding colors and budget.

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Wedding Makeup for the Guest

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Sweet Bridal Shower Party Ideas

Calling all bridesmaids! Throw the blushing bride-to-be a shower that's as memorable as the big day. With inventive and inspiring bridal shower themes and ideas -- vintage tea parties, glampouts, mimosa bars, and more -- your girl will be glowing all the way to the alter.

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Editors' Picks: 30 Best Bouquets

We've selected the 30 prettiest bouquets to inspire you on your big day.

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Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

Set the scene for a gorgeous wedding reception with our ideas for fresh, flower-filled centerpieces. The materials and flowers used in your centerpieces are great launching points for the rest of your wedding decorations.

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Easy-to-Make Wedding Favors

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Wedding Color Trends: Be Bold with Orange

Orange is one of the hottest wedding colors this year. From flowers to drinks, a burst of orange will set your wedding apart from the others.


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    • Embellish a Setting

      Adorn a large gate with bands of roses to create a beautiful backdrop for the bride and groom. Add more color with an orange silk runner and copper troughs filled with miniature and standard cymbidium orchids.

    • Use Fruit as an Accessory

      Add lemons, limes, and oranges to clear vases for an extra pop of color to an arrangement. Cut the fruit in slices or wedges, or leave it whole. Top off this cheerful arrangement with a mix of roses, gerbera daisies, chrysanthemums, and tulips.

    • Dress Up Your Bouquet

      Add a rhinestone butterfly to a golden yellow and peach rose bouquet. Bold bouquet jewels, like this butterfly, or subtle accents, like petite pearls, are simple ways to dress up an arrangement.

    • Boost a Boutonniere

      Amplify the color of the boutonniere with a wrap in a rich color. Use a wrap of orange ribbon and copper wire to highlight the orange tones in the flowers. Combine an orchid -- a classic boutonniere flower -- with a rose to make a colorful statement.

    • Make a Poppy Arrangement

      Gather orange, yellow, and red poppy stems tightly in a tall slender vase, allowing the blooms to burst above. While poppies cannot handle the rigors of a bridal bouquet, they will make a stunning arrangement at your reception.

    • Spice Up Your Place Settings

      Add a personal touch to your place settings by slipping a menu card into an orange napkin. Menu cards aren't necessary but are a simple way to add more color to the place settings.

    • Inspired Autumn Bouquet

      Generous blossoms of orange and yellow dahlias and fresh green gladiolus make a bouquet cheerfully bright. The grouping is balanced with the deeper tones in orange montbretia, cockscomb, clover, and copper echinacea. Top off this seasonal bouquet with a plaid ribbon in your color scheme.

    • Drink Up a Signature Cocktail

      Incorporate your color scheme into your cocktail hour with a signature drink. Sugar-coat the glass rims to complement the taste of pomegranate martinis, or try versions flavored with orange and apple juice.

    • Do-It-Yourself Accessory

      Japanese lanterns are a great way to add color without much cost. Buy plain lanterns in bulk and then paint them according to your color scheme.

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      Be Bold with Flowers

      Create a bright centerpiece using ranunculus. Its exquisite blooms are available in a wide spectrum -- white, yellow, orange, scarlet, and emerald. Moderately priced and exceptionally sturdy, ranunculus is a justifiably popular flower.

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      Make a Statement with Linens

      Use a bright orange tablecloth to add a dramatic look to your reception. Incorporate color by coordinating stemware, place settings, and chargers to create your bold theme.

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      Indulge in a Unique Centerpiece

      Large garden roses paired with berries are placed in an old jug create an elegant and personalized look.

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      Renew a Spring Bouquet

      Spring is in the bride's hand with this bouquet of fragrant beauties. Orange ranunculus, white daffodils, and yellow-and-orange parrot tulips are combined with blush-pink hypericum berries.

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      Create a Rare Boutonniere

      Gather crested-type celosia, hypericum berries, seeded eucalyptus and eucalyptus leaves, miniature protea, montbretia, and broom corn to build an exotic boutonniere.

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      Beautify a Large Bouquet

      Make a dramatic entrance with this dome-shape orange bouquet with green berzillia berries.

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      Adorn the Details

      Anchor a place card by threading it with bold ribbon and tying it to the back of a guest's chair.

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      Add Color Harmony

      Add interest to a centerpiece by using low, medium, and high elements. These clear vases are filled with icy-looking gel beads that hold water and make flower arranging easy.

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      18 Perfect Wedding Color Combos

      A smart color scheme is the place to start for much of your wedding planning. Whether you'd like a subdued, elegant wedding or the bold party of the century, colors can help tell your story. Click through our favorite wedding color combinations to inspire the rest of your celebration.
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