DIY Wedding Ideas – Summer Inspired Decor
All you need are a few glass vases, some summer blooms (in any color you like), and some fresh fruit with a fragrance that you enjoy. The great thing about this wedding project is that you can put your own personal spin on it.
First choose your vases. If you’re planning on using this idea for your centerpieces, try to stick to something small and inexpensive since you’ll want one on every table. If you’re planning on using them as more of a decoration, you can be a little more extravagant. Also, make sure that the vase isn’t too narrow as you’ll want to be able to fit the fruit, flowers, and a little bit of water without all of it spilling out.
Next, choose your fruit. If you want to stick with a summer theme try using lemons. The smell of fresh lemon slices will get your guests thinking of warm afternoons and fresh lemonade. You could also use oranges, limes, or my personal choice, grapefruit. The number and size of your vases will dictate how much fruit you’ll need. As a general rule, each fruit will make 4-6 good sized slices that you can use.
The next step is to choose your flowers. To help save as much money as possible, stick with flowers that bloom naturally in the summertime. If you’re making centerpieces, try to pick flowers that are less expensive since you’ll be needing more of them. The flowers that you use are up to you, but as a rule of thumb you may want to stick with flowers with long stems so that they’ll stick out of the vase. Also, don’t stress about filling each vase completely with flowers. This DIY wedding project is great because you can use the flowers in a sparse way that creates a delicate yet put-together look. For this project, less can be more.
After you’ve made all your choices, assemble your project. Fill your vases with a little bit of water to keep your flowers fresh. Also, cut your fruit slices the night before your reception and refrigerate them to keep them from drying out. The result should be a beautiful summer décor that both looks and smells wonderful.