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Cheap Purple Wedding Centerpieces

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Purple is a really popular wedding color and it is easy to see why.

First, there are so many gorgeous shades of purple to use – from soft lavenders to deep, rich, almost Egg Plant purple. Plus it adds a really modern twist to your wedding reception.

Cheap Purple Flower Centerpieces

purple heather wedding centerpiece

Flowers transform a wedding table into something special, but they can be expensive if you go with an elaborate flower arrangement.  Here are my ways to save money on purple flowers:

Instead of cut flowers use small pots of flowering purple flowers, your choice will depend on the time of year you are having your wedding, some ideas are;

  • Lavender,
  • Crocus,
  • Aster,
  • African Violets,
  • Dahlias,
  • Pansies
  • Tulips
  • Hyacinths

Buy your plants a few days before your wedding so they are looking their best and keep them watered and if possible in a cool room. You can decorate your plant pots by tying a purple ribbon around the pot or try and find an inexpensive purple flower pot.

purple calla lily wedding centerpiece

Photo by Dave Pymont

If you would prefer to have cut flowers then there are still lots of relatively inexpensive options;

  • Hydrangeas, you could buy a big flowering plant and then cut the flowers for your centerpieces
  • Lilac, if you have a Lilac bush already in your garden then this is a really cheap option and they are quite bulky so you won’t need as many.
  • Iris,
  • Delphiniums
  • Sweet Peas,
  • Tulips
  • Calla Lily - I know that these are not the cheapest flowers, but as they are stunning you don't need as many in your arrangement, as you can see in the photo above.
  • Also think about using purple petals to add extra color to your tables.

Purple Wedding Centerpieces Without Flowers

You don’t just have to have flowers for your centerpieces, one really cheap way to add a big splash of color to your tables is to use purple tulle as table runners.

Also, utilize the table linens that your venue has available. Having worked in many venues I know that they can hire purple table linens at very little extra cost. Make sure you get to see a sample of the color so you know it is the right shade for you.

Photo by Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism 

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