A major chunk of any wedding budget often goes to the florist. One cost-cutting measure is to simply order less flowers and go with a simple, elegant, and unique centerpiece. A fish centerpiece is a simple DIY project that will make both your wallet and your creative side happy.
- A clear container: ex. a fish bowl or a large vase
- Colored marbles or pebbles
1. COLORS: Choose your materials in accordance with your wedding colors and your wedding theme in mind. For example, pick clear marbles if you have an elegant theme or river rocks for a more casual theme. A blue betta fish with a single orange Gerbera daisy accents a blue and orange wedding color scheme.
2. Assembly: - scatter marbles at the bottom of the container - fill with water - slip fish into the water - float flower at the top of the water
1. When choosing your fish, consider both their aesthetic appeal (color) and the care required. Bettas are a great choice because they are generally a very hardy fish--however, if you go with betta fish, make sure not to put two males in the same tank as they will fight and result in one dying!
2. What to do with the fish after the wedding? Don't flush them down the toilet! If you do not want to keep all the fish, consider giving them away as gifts to the guests. You could place a sticker at one place setting at each table to determine a "winner" of a fish. Another idea is to have a miniature scavenger hunt--make cards or use fish cut-outs and place them around the reception area. Anyone who finds a card wins a fish!
*A special thanks to Jackie at Eleganza Intima who implemented our ideas for our wedding. We couldn't have done it without her!