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River Queen DIY: Affordable 30 Minute Centerpieces for Any Event

When it comes to hosting a memorable wedding or event aboard the River Queen, every detail matters. From the scenic views to the ambiance, creating an unforgettable experience for many involves some careful consideration of the finer points. One sometimes overlooked aspect that can significantly enhance the overall aesthetic is the centerpiece. Fortunately, do-it-yourself (DIY) centerpieces offer a perfect solution – easy, affordable, and capable of elevating any event to new heights.


Artificial Blooms in Uniquely Shaped Jars


Easily Craft Beauty and Elegance:

One of the main advantages of DIY centerpieces is their simplicity. With a touch of creativity and a few basic supplies, you can craft beautiful and unique centerpieces that perfectly complement the River Queen's stunning surroundings in little to no time at all. Consider incorporating elements like floating candles in glass vases filled with water, or creating elegant flower arrangements using locally sourced blooms or elegant classics such as baby's breath. Think it's only possible to accomplish this in the warmer months? Try evergreen and holly branches in the winter!


Baby's Breath


Mason Jar, Pine Cones and Evergreen Branches


Save Time and Money:

Planning an event involves numerous expenses, but DIY centerpieces provide a cost-effective solution. By using readily available materials and incorporating elements inspired by the River Queen's surroundings, you can keep your budget in check without compromising on style. Consider repurposing items like mason jars, driftwood, or river stones to add a personalized touch to your centerpieces.


Mason Jar and Stones


Elevate the Atmosphere:

DIY centerpieces are not only budget-friendly but also have the power to transform the atmosphere of your event. Whether you're hosting a wedding, a corporate function, or a private celebration, carefully crafted centerpieces can set the tone and create a memorable experience for your guests. Take inspiration from the river's natural beauty to design centerpieces that seamlessly integrate with the surroundings.


Baby's Breath and Vines Photography by Adam Okimatsu


Our Inclusions:

When hosting an event aboard the River Queen, it's essential to make the most of the venue's offerings. The River Queen provides napkins and neutral-colored plates, forks, and knives, allowing you to focus on the creative aspects of your event. Coordinate your DIY centerpieces with these provided elements to ensure a cohesive and visually appealing overall aesthetic. (River Boat style events that involve butler served hors d'oeuvres do not include nor necessitate place settings, so the coordination becomes even easier!)


Stones and Artificial Flower Garland



Polyester Chiffon, Artificial Blooms


Incorporating DIY centerpieces into your event aboard the River Queen is a surefire way to enhance the ambiance, stay within budget, and leave a lasting impression on your guests. With a touch of creativity and the stunning backdrop of the river, your centerpieces will contribute to a truly unforgettable experience. Embrace the simplicity and affordability of DIY centerpieces, and watch as they elevate your event to new heights aboard the River Queen.






The River Queen

732-528-6620 | info@weddingsnj.com

800 Ashley Avenue, Brielle, NJ 08730 One of the Jersey Shore's most unique wedding venues! Sailing the calm inland waterways connecting Manasquan, Point Pleasant and Brielle.

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