There are many ways to deck out your wedding to suit your own personal taste and style, including incorporating camo wedding centerpieces in your reception decorations. Here are a few ideas for do-it-yourself centerpieces and tips on how to incorporate your personality into your wedding reception.
The term camo is short for camouflage, a pattern created by dyeing fabric with splotches of green, brown, beige, and black. The idea behind camo is that these fabrics will help the wearer blend into his or her surrounding when outdoors. Typically this fabric is worn by hunters, soldiers, and others who would have a need to be camouflaged. However, the pattern has caught on as a unique fashion statement for men, women, and even children.
Camoflage Wedding Centerpieces
If you or your spouse-to-be enjoy hunting, fishing, or any of the other activities typically associated with outdoors hobbies, or are a member of the military, you may decide to go with a camo theme for your wedding. This unique choice can add a touch of personality to your wedding, but you may feel it difficult to find to find appropriate decorations and camo wedding centerpieces.
Consider these tips and wedding centerpiece ideas that will make your wedding day even more beautiful and memorable.
Camo Wrapped Vases
Purchase camo fabric at a craft supply store. Place a glass vase in the center of the fabric, folding the fabric around the vase. Using hot glue, attach the fabric to the glass, being careful to make neat folds as you work your way around the vase. If you would prefer a more subtle look, consider hot gluing only a small piece of camo fabric to the vase. Place fresh or artificial flowers in the vase to complete the look.
Basket with Camo Accents
For something different, consider purchasing chocolate brown or black wicker baskets. Weave camo ribbon or fabric through the wicker at the top of the baskets. If you're really handy, sew camo fabric inserts for the interior of the baskets, folding the top of the fabric over the sides. Use these baskets to hold one-time-use cameras. Your guests can take pictures of each other and aspects of your wedding reception that you might never have experienced otherwise.
How to Use Camo Fabric
If you want to make a truly big statement, consider purchasing camo fabric to make tablecloths or table runners to sit beneath your camo wedding centerpieces.
Table runners are long, rectangular pieces of fabric that taper at each end and sometimes include a tassel. Use a black or green tassel to dress it up. Gold or beige is also a nice choice. Layer a runner over a white or beige tablecloth, placing a vase of fresh seasonal wedding flowers tied with a camo themed ribbon.
Making tablecloths to use in place of or over plain white or beige tablecloths is a simple and inexpensive way to show off your unique personality. By purchasing fabric in bulk, you can save money. Commission someone to sew and hem tablecloths for your reception table, or, if you're handy with a needle and thread, sew your own. Just to be sure to start a few months before the wedding and to make a few more than you think you'll need to avoid last-minute disasters.Make your wedding extra special by showing off you and your future spouse's personalities with these distinctive reception centerpiece ideas, as well as camo inspired programs, invitations, wedding cake, and even a camouflage wedding dress.