Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Friday, January 30, 2009

Wedding Centerpieces that Make the World Better

Photo courtesy Offbeat Bride

Yes! I've been toying around with the idea of using books as centerpieces for a while. A huge thanks to Arial over at Offbeat Bride for showcasing a "nerdtastic" wedding with book centerpieces.

Two thoughts come to mind:
  1. You could go the super-budget, super eco-friendly route by using your own books. This would give your guests more of a glimpse into your personalities and lives.
  2. You could go the good-for-the-world route by picking up used books at garage or library sales and then donating them to Books for Africa. You could include a little tag on the centerpiece to explain what the organization is and what you're doing with the books.
And while I'm on the topic of centerpieces (I'm not sure why I keep talking about them if my own wedding didn't have them): here's another budget- and eco-friendly option: organic clementines in a garage sale vase (courtesy mi casa). Both options are low enough so that they don't hinder conversation.




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8 comments:

Christy said...

That Bride http://thatbride.blogspot.com/
used books in her centerpieces!

Future Mrs. Garcia said...

Hi Sara!! well... im organizing my master´s prom (still waiting for the ring, wedding next year), menatime mi best friend and I are excited cause we finish two years of the master degree on finances and we are ready to have a big-eco frendly-frendly budget party!! so the first things we are working on are the centerpieces, taking boxes of cookies and cereal, raped on paper simuling are finances books, adding pens, pencil and rules, and in cristal bottles of sodas we're putting long candles and feathers to simulated pens, so far looks good...

Ten Thousand Only said...

...we DO have a lot of books...

elizabeth said...

I have a fall wedding coming up.... I'm thinking bowls of persimmons and pomegranites as center pieces - along the lines of your mandarins in the glass vase. Fruit is so pretty!

Jenny said...

I've never thought/seen books as centerpieces, but love it! I'll have to try to incorporate that idea into my wedding somehow!

Kate Farley said...

We're doing a fall wedding and will be using apple baskets full of apples as our centerpieces. Similar to your fruit example, but a little more rustic.

Ruthie said...

I LOVE this idea, though FH doesn't. I'll have to work on convincing him

Claire said...

So creative and eco-friendly idea. I'll be marrying this coming Summer and I don't know really what to do about my wedding. Hope to got some ideas on some sites and from this blog. Thanks a lot!

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