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Being that many of my clients like their events to be outside the box they regularly ask me for suggestions on something to replace the traditional flower centerpiece. A few years back, when I was brainstorming ideas for one of them I looked around the house to see what I could put together and here are a few things:


Pebbles & Water -  So simple and with endless possibilities. Add some pebbles to your vase to stabilize your flowers or add different colored pebbles into a hurricane candle holder. Let an orchid float on or in water. Use a fun vase with a single stem orchid.


Succulent.jpgSucculent Terrariums - Since I don't have a green thumb, succulents are my plants of choice. Make a terrarium and it's like a little mini-landscape inside an awesomly cool container of choice. An added bonus is that you can create these centerpieces well ahead of your event, not having to worry about them wilting. If you don't want to search for all the pieces yourself search on Etsy for DIY kits. I found this really awesome one from SucculentlyUrban that includes the container, plants, sand, gravel and instructions for only $25.00. I want one!

Bonsai Tree - Having the pleasure of working with amazingly creative clients they often come up with fun ideas of their own! Here's one from last year from a couple who are very green conscious and loves everything trees. They hosted their wedding weekend surrounded by redwood trees, their ceremony was held in the redwood amphitheatre and included a tree planting, their favor was a tree seedling and as a centerpiece they had a bonsai tree. I was given one to care for, and I would use a picture of it for this post, if it wasn't for the previously mentioned lack of green thumb resulting in a sad looking bonsai tree on my desk.

You're not the type to want to plan a traditional wedding, but can't come up with ideas to make it unique. Don't fret! Here are a few creative options designed to fit a tight budget!

park.jpgHost your wedding at a park instead of renting an expensive private venue! Local, state and federal parks are extraordinary wedding locations, providing your event with a setting worthy of a fairytale. Depending on the  park and size of your group, you will most likely need to secure a permit. That sounds a lot scarier than what it is. It's usually not more than filling out a form and paying a fee. The specifics based on your location can often be found by a simple online search, or by calling your local parks & recreation office. The cost is seemingly  low ($50 to a few hundred dollars) and in return, nature will provide you with and amazing backdrop for your special day!

Food trucks are so in right now! food truck.jpgHopefully, you've had the chance to enjoy some of the delectable creations coming out of a kitchen on wheels. Now, don't stop there! Did you know must food trucks can also cater your event, giving you the opportunity to host your guests a meal fit for a king without having to pay with your kingdom. To top it off, they can pretty much setup anywhere (say in a park) since food trucks are self contained. Cool huh!

smitten.jpgIce Cream vs. Cake I'm just not that into cake, and I know I'm not the only one. I don't know why, but I've been like that since I was a little kid. Ice cream on the other hand is a completely different story. Add some caramel or chocolate sauce, sprinkles or a cookie to it and I'm in heaven.  Set it up as a self serve buffet with different toppings or hire an ice cream caterer like Smitten Ice Cream  and your guests will go home telling everyone that your event was the best ever!

This should get the creative juices flowing. Stay tuned for more to come!