6 Ways to Add Your Personality to Your Wedding Centerpieces

Personal touches will make your wedding feel like it belongs to you and your fiancé

Updated 06/07/16

Carla Ten Eyck Photography

Wedding centerpieces can be a great chance to create the tablescape (and thus, reception) of your dreams. When you find yourself picking and choosing all the details of your wedding, be sure to remember all of the different ways you can make it personal too. Having special touches here and there will make your wedding feel like it belongs to you and your fiancé, and not just a generic ceremony and reception that your guests feel like they've seen over and over again. The best place to start is where your guests will spend the most time—the tables.

Here are six easy ways to add your personality into the reception centerpieces.

1. Skip the Flowers and the Candles

Wave goodbye to having pre-designed centerpieces that include flowers and candles and start from scratch. It's easier to get personal when you don't already have booming and beaming centerpieces that have towering flower arrangements or flaming candles as part of the plan.

2. Incorporate Hobbies

If you both have an affinity for sports, a type of food, or even a charity organization you support, you can make that your centerpiece theme and build on it for each table.

3. Go with Something Edible

Why not make your wedding centerpieces feel like they are from Willy Wonka's Chocolate factory? Trust me, your guests won't mind having something delicious to snack on in between their courses.

4. Make Every Table Different

You don't have to settle on just one theme—you can make every table different and meaningful to you, whether it's a collection of memories from your relationship or even the top 10 places you went to on your best dates.

5. Say Hello to Photos

Using photos—either of yourselves or your guests at that table—is a fun and very easy way to add personality to the centerpieces.

6. Don't Be Afraid of Getting Silly

Channel your inner child and create wedding decorations and centerpieces that are playful, unique, and even a little uncanny.

Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.

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