Wedding centerpieces do not have to cost a fortune, nor do they have to look tacky or a bit sparse on the decorations.
This is one of those times where you will need to be clever with where you spend your money.
1. Start by planning the centerpiece and think about the theme for your wedding. Even if it is just the colors or the style of your wedding, use these original ideas for your wedding centerpieces as well.
2. Next, go with the colors and write a list of everything that you can think about that is that color, however random it is and don't just stick with wedding stuff like flowers and candles, they will of course be on that list but think of everything that you can think about.
Photo by Gwacie
For example if your wedding colors were orange and chocolate brown your color list may be; oranges, carrots, pumpkins, roses, gerberas, orange glass, candy, orange sneakers, 1970's wallpaper and material, lentils, orange crayons, orange macaroons and then chocolate, cinnamon sticks, pottery, chocolate cake, branches, and fall leaves.
3. From that list and keeping an eye on your wedding budget you may want to source a lot of orange glass vases cheaply and have floating candles in the top, or you could have a cake-stand as a centerpiece and then arrange homemade or bulk bought chocolate truffles or orange macaroons as your centerpiece.
Photo by Fire Fly
Of course if you are both into a particular sport or hobby you could also use that for the base of your centerpiece.
A step back in time is also a great wedding theme, if you have a favorite era for music and fashion then this could be for you here are some more unusual ideas:
When I am looking for cheap supplies I look first to see if I can get the items I need free, or if I have them already. And by free I mean is there a regular day to day item that I can upcycle like a jar for a vase, or a plate as a cakestand.
Also have a look to nature and see what is growing around you that you can use. It could be as simple as leaves to scatter on the tables as in the photo above or larger branches for you to turn into trees in pots and decorated with Christmas lights.
If you still need to buy items, work out your budget and know how much you can spend on each table's centerpiece. Keeping it under $10 will be tricky when you get the store selling all of those pretty wedding things that you would love to have!
Take a look at your local dollar store, thrift stores, and garage sales. Plus have a look at these wholesalers as the prices are very good.
Beau Coup - Lots of great discounts on their centerpieces
Koyal Wholesale - wholesale wedding supplies
Luna Bazaar - Wedding Centerpieces
Amazon - Centerpiece supplies
Ebay - Centerpiece Sellers
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