The Look for Less: Shared Centerpieces

Daisy Pagan | Perfect Settings: Everyone (or most, I would think) knows that you can re-purpose the flowers from the Ceremony for some blank spots at the reception.  But what about re-purposing the centerpiece?

What do I mean?  Well, what about taking a minute and calling all of those near and dear to you…ask if they have a special cake plate, cake plateau, compote or riser.

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Ask those very women to make their most special and favorite cookie recipe and fill those cake plates with 2-3 dozen of cookies.  Use these as your centerpieces… they will be the hit… trust me!

Not interested in having cookie centers but would like something edible?  How about cakes or cup cakes?

Photos courtesy of Clara French

If that doesn’t stir any excitement, not to worry, you could also use the cake plates as flower or candle bases.  You could also mix and match with some tables having cookies, some having cakes, some having candles and the others having flowers.   Just be sure that you are tying the wedding colors into the centerpiece.

Photos courtesy of: Martha Stewart, Country Living, Ilovelolliblog

Lots of family and friends want to help with the daunting tasks of wedding planning but don’t know how to ask or where they can be of help.  This is a perfect fit from all perspectives.

The Look For Less is a regular feature on our blog.  We’ve reached out to leading wedding planners to get their expert advice on how to get a great look at your wedding, without breaking the bank.

Daisy Pagan is an event and wedding planning professional with more than 14 years experience in the coordinating industry.  She has planned weddings as small as 12 guests to the grandest of 500 guests. Find her at Perfect Settings in Columbia, PA.