Rehearsal Dinner Centerpieces

Rehearsal dinner centerpieces are necessary to ensure your wedding rehearsal dinner is a success. The best rehearsal dinner atmosphere is a fun and relaxed one, so it is important to have the correct eye catching centerpieces in place on the tables for a successful evening.


Normally, the rehearsal dinner is held the night before, or a few nights in advance, of the wedding day. It’s is a great time for family and friends to get acquainted with one another to help reduce the nervousness on the day of the wedding. It is also the time where the bride and groom acknowledge and thank their attendants, and all others that have contributed to the planning of the wedding. Rehearsal dinner centerpieces contribute to the atmosphere of appreciation.

Weddings are very expensive and can take a huge chunk out of the budget; however, there are ways to save money. One way is by focusing on customizing the rehearsal dinner centerpieces and decorations. Instead of spending a lot of money on fancy centerpieces, its better to bring out the artist in you and make your own custom centerpieces for the event. There are many different ways to accomplish creating customized centerpieces by using balloons, candles, fabrics, jars, flower petals, feathers, rocks, sand, and shells.

Creating your own centerpiece is very easy to do.

  • Balloons – A very simple method is to use balloons, which is known to bring happiness and helps brighten up the evening. All you have to do is inflate about five balloons to a small size, tie a string on the base of each balloon, tie all the strings together at the bottom with a rock as a weight, and place the attached rock at the center of the table. The rock can be wrapped with paper or fabric to give the base a better look. To prevent the balloons from swaying in a windy atmosphere, the rock base can be placed in a tall vase to hold the strings.
  • Candles – Candles are also very simple to do, and is the most common centerpiece seen a rehearsal dinners. There is a reason for this. Candles bring a very sensual and aromatic feel to the evening, and subtly lights up the place in a relaxing manner. Candles can be placed in glass jars or placed on mirror plates to bring a nice glow to the evening.
  • Many customized rehearsal dinner centerpieces can reflect or fit the entire theme of the wedding. For example, filling jars with a combination of sand, rocks, and shells in consecutive layers can be used to bring in a beach or ocean theme to the party.
  • Another great way to fill jars as centerpieces for the tables is to use fabrics, feathers, or flower petals. Just bunch them up in the glass jars and it will surprise you on how great it looks.

    It’s up to you to create beautiful rehearsal dinner centerpieces that will enchant your guests and reflect your personal tastes. If you want some feedback before jumping in and creating a bunch of centerpieces, create a sample piece. The show your mother, the bride or your best friend, and get their opinions before making the decision to mass produce the same centerpiece for all of the tables.

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    by Admin on December 4, 2010