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Pastel Wine Bottle Centerpieces
Looking for an inexpensive centerpieces? Paint clear wine bottles or jars for a great way to add that pop of color while staying within your wedding budget.

Since you’re painting the bottles, the sky is the limit for colors! We brought in an emerald swatch and asked our local paint store to match it. We really like the modern look of painting all the bottles one color, but painting them different shades of the same color is also beautiful. Try multiple colors for a really vibrant look!

Think about how you plan to use these wedding centerpieces. If you plan to fill them with water for flowers, you would probably want to spray-paint the outside of your bottles. If not, you can pour paint inside the bottle to coat the glass. Search online for some “how-to” tips and decide which painting technique will work best for your purposes.

If you don’t have any restrictions, we suggest trying out both techniques to see what you like best. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time before the wedding to experiment and finish the bottles.

Wine Bottle Fall Centerpiece

Wine Bottle Centerpiece

Pastel Wine Bottle Centerpieces

White Painted Wine Bottles

Painted Wine Bottle Centerpiece - Teal

Wine Bottle Centerpiece - WinterPhoto Credits (top – bottom):
Candy Corn Bottle Centerpiece: Ashbee Design Blog | Burlap Grouped Bottle Centerpiece: Pieces Of Anna Blog | Pastel Painted Centerpiece: Poppytalk Blog and Angus McRitchie (L’express Bistro) for Canadian House and Home | White Wine Bottle Centerpiece: Thom Haus Handmade Blog | Paint Swirl Wine Bottle Centerpiece: Indulgy.com | Winter White Wine Bottle Centerpiece: Cleverly Inspired Blog

 

Wedding Reception Place Card
Help guests take the guesswork out of seating themselves! DIY place cards can be designed to fit your wedding reception style. See the super cute ideas below…

Wedding Reception Place Card

Wedding Reception Place Card

Wedding Reception Place Card

Wedding Reception Place Card

Wedding Reception Place Card

DIY place cards can be as simple as adding stick-on rhinestones or pearl embellishments, or even self-adhesive bows. Go that extra mile to add some color with unique fabrics, scrapbook paper, buttons and silk flowers — there is no limit to creativity.

Place cards aren’t the only things you can DIY! Embellish your escort cards, which direct your guests to their exact seat. Escort cards are placed at the reception entrance for guests to grab as they come in. If you’re using place cards and/or escort cards, you’ll also need table number cards. Feel free to get creative with those as well so you have a uniquely coordinated look from the moment guests walk in to when they sit down. Show everyone that you’ve thought of ALL the details!

You’ll want to decide exactly how you’re planning to seat people before making place cards, escort cards or table number cards. Check out our post from Monday, “10 Steps to Creating a Wedding Reception Seating Plan.”

TIP: Not ready to DIY all of your wedding guests place cards? Have place cards professionally printed and add special touches like the rhinestone and pearls we’ve shown above, or just DIY place cards for the head table and special family members.

Wedding Ribbon Rolls
Invites a little pale? Décor a little dull? All you need is satin ribbon from Ann’s! Our bulk satin ribbon is available in lots of different colors for a great price. Add it to any number of things throughout your wedding for a soft, romantic touch.

Wedding Ribbon Rolls

Here are a few ideas to get you started!

Accent your wedding invitations with ribbon. Choose an inexpensive wedding invitation, like our All in White invitation, and spice it up with colorful ribbon.

Tie ribbon around your wedding favors. Satin ribbon adds the perfect finishing touch to any wedding favor.

Add ribbon to bridal party gifts. A beautifully wrapped gift with all the trimmings means you took the time to make it truly special.

Incorporate ribbon into table centerpieces. If your centerpieces are looking a little dull, colorful ribbon is sure to add a little pizzazz!

Wrap ribbon around stems of bouquets. Satin ribbon complements flowers beautifully. Consider adding it to all of your floral arrangements.