Tips on How to Decorate a Wedding Reception With Branches


Although her wedding is one of the biggest moments in a bride's life, it shouldn't break the bank. Using some creativity and a few craft items, you can create stunning table centerpieces for your reception. Take a walk through your backyard and find branches to use or head to the craft store. The type of branch you use is up to you. Depending on the time of your wedding, there are several ways to use branches to decorate reception tables.

Springtime Wedding Décor

  • If you are a spring bride, gather branches from trees around your yard of various lengths. Wipe down the branches and allow to dry. Brush glue on the branches and sprinkle glitter that complements your wedding color scheme. Or go for the natural look and use them as is. Stick the twigs into a clear square glass vase of medium height. Place river rocks into the vase. Tuck your favorite spring flowers into the vase. Use spring flowers such as crocuses, zinnias, tulips and dahlias. Set the vase in the center of the table for a lovely springtime centerpiece that has lots of color and interest.

Summer Wedding Décor

  • If you are a summer bride, opt for long birch branches. Birch branches can be painted to match your wedding color scheme. Place the birch branches into a very tall glass vase and fill it up with marbles, smooth stones, glass beads, or sand. Use birch branches that have as few or as many leaves as you like. Place the glass vase on a mirror in the center of the table and surround it with tea lights for an airy summer centerpiece.

Fall Wedding Décor

  • If you are a fall bride, curly willow or pussy willow branches are a good choice. These long branches give any centerpiece a touch of drama and their natural pale color works well for a fall wedding. Place branches into a vase. Fill the vase with fall-colored flowers such as orange-red roses, red berries and wild flowers. Tie a string of raffia around the vase for a rustic effect. Place the floral bouquet on the center of the table for a stunning fall centerpiece.

Winter Wedding Decor

  • If you are a winter bride, wipe branches off with a damp cloth to remove any dirt if you have gathered them from outside. Allow them to dry. Skip this step if you bought your branches at the craft store. Spray the branches with silver or white to mimic the look of ice on the branches. Sprinkle iridescent glitter on the wet spray paint. Or if you want the branches to have a Christmas look, spray the branches metallic red and green. Place a few branches in tall frosted glass vases for the best effect. Place this striking winter centerpiece in the center of the table.

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