Creating mismatched, vintage/antique DIY wedding centerpieces is a popular option for modern-day budget weddings. You often see beautiful mixes of blue glass, amber glass, medicine bottles, and hobnail vases with lush greenery and flowers in romantic styled weddings. Both traditional antiquing and internet antiquing coupled together will help you hunt down best prices and offerings! Pair these your vintage/ antique vases with wholesale flowers will help you come in your budget! Photo by Linda Chaja Photography featured on Style Me Pretty.

Antiquing for DIY Wedding Centerpieces

Vintage/ Antique Blue Hobnail Vase

There are a couple of different reasons that antiquing could be attractive to you:

1. Grab aunts, grandmothers, and future in-laws to do some vase hunting. This is a great way to start the integration of your two families. Bringing a mother-in-law/future relatives with your family can help begin the bonding process. Antiquing can promote nostalgic memories from childhood that remind people of the importance of family relationships. The nostalgic atmosphere is the perfect place to create new memories and family connections.

Internet Antiquing for Weddings

Blue Hobnail Vase on Ebay – Internet Antiquing

2. You can supplement your antiquing trip with some internet antiquing. After you have found a number of pieces in your family and friend trip, you can search the internet. This way their won’t be as much pressure for your family outing, and you can always find more when you get home.

Amber Glass from

Amber Glass from

3. Mix and match vases create a textured look that fits into a romantic wedding theme. The ability to mix different vase types will also save your wallet. You will gain flexibility that allows you select vases at a good price rather than something that matches perfectly with the other vases! Small sets of vases like the amber glass above will provide some consistency with a couple other “sets”.

Some other favorite resources for vintage and antique DIY flower containers include,,,, and or course all your local antique stores! Please comment and let us know where you are finding your vintage vases!


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