I've been making and decorating things myself to try to save some money on this wedding. We are going to have 25 tables at the reception and alternate between two centerpieces. The first we will make with flowers from Costco. (Did I already show you guys this? I don't remember...) The center candle will be a white pillar though, not taper.
The second centerpiece will be clusters of candles that I have decorated. I used ribbons, so that qualifies this as crafty, right? :) This was actually pretty fun to do. I got the candles at IKEA, and my roommate and I decorated them during our days off due to Tropical Storm Fay. I plan to get silver charger plates to set them on.
We learned rather quickly that tape doesn't work very well with candles and ribbon, so we ended up using small pins to hold them in place. Effective, and a bit decorative too!
Next I have for you my first draft at making the invitations. I'm making them all myself. I've ordered a whole bunch of linen textured cardstock, and I'm going to print, cut, and assemble them. This is what I made with the paper samples I ordered a few weeks ago. I've edited out last names, because well, this is the internet. I'm still tweaking some of the wording, but this will be the basic look. I love them!