Are you currently working on a budget and attempting to pull off a memorable wedding? If this is the case, you will want to consider relying on awesome and affordable wedding centerpieces. Remember that it is your wedding and you do not have to spend lavishly, in order to please everyone else. As long as you and your significant other are happy, your wedding will be wonderful. Within this guide, I will provide you with some ideas for an assortment of affordable wedding centerpieces.
Form a Budget
First, you shouldn’t worry about the centerpieces right away. Instead, it is vital to begin formulating a budget! Your budget is absolutely vital and will provide you with a good foundation. Your budget will allow you to remain realistic, without overspending. In the same sense, the budget can help to quickly eliminate items that are out of your range! Although it can be a little time consuming, it is definitely worth it to set a budget and stick with!
Speak With The Venue
Wedding centerpiece can be expensive, especially if you are going to be having a lot of people at the wedding. Did you know that some wedding venues have centerpieces that they can offer you? Before you go out and spend tons of money on centerpieces, be sure to speak with the venue manager where you are hosting your wedding and see what kinds of centerpieces they have to offer. Keep in mind that there may be a fee associated with the use of these centerpieces. You should also look at these centerpieces ahead of time, because there may not be enough of them, and they may not be what you are looking for. However, if they are what you are looking for, then this is going to save you some money that you can spend elsewhere.
Cotton Candy Centerpiece
Who doesn’t love the delicious taste of cotton candy? Cotton candy taste good, looks great, and can bring back tons of memories, which is why it makes the perfect centerpiece. All you need to do is get a few clear glass vases, and insert some small cotton candy sticks inside the vase. Don’t forget that you can even have the cotton candy customized to match the theme colors of your wedding. The best thing about this little centerpiece is that you can offer it to your guests at the end of the event. The kids will really love this.
Create your Own Beautiful Bottles
When attempting to put together affordable centerpieces, you shouldn’t rush out to the store. Instead, you should take the time to look around your home. By looking in your cabinets, trash and storage, you might be able to find some items that can be used! You’re probably thinking that I am crazy, but this is entirely real! All you need to find is some cool bottles. As long as the exterior design and shape of the bottles are cool and stylish, you’re well on your way to a beautiful centerpiece!
After this, you might need to run down to the store, but you might be lucky enough to have what you need in your tool shed. You’re going to need some type of spray paint. It is possible to use any color, but I recommend silver! Of course, if your wedding scheme has purples or some other colors, you can choose a spray paint color that matches. After this you will need to take the bottles and paint to an outdoors area and paint the bottles.
Once the bottles have been painted, you can put them into your centerpiece and decorate them a little further. Using flowers or pinwheels are excellent options. Either way, the bottles will be very beautiful and nobody will know about your creative tactics.
Flowers That Are In Season
Just about every bride will have her heart set on using flowers in her wedding centerpieces. This can be expensive depending on the types of flowers that you want to use. One thing to keep in mind is that by taking advantage of the flowers that are in season, when you are having your wedding, you will save yourself a bit of money.
Also, don’t be afraid to use cheaper blooms like Calla Lilies, or Baby’s Breath. These are 2 amazing blooms of flowers that will look great in wedding centerpieces. Another great thing is that you can find these types of flowers around just about anytime of year. If you’re able to head outside and grab flowers for your centerpieces, you will be able to save a great deal of money! Be sure to take this into account, when designing your centerpieces with flowers.
The French Bouquet Centerpiece
If you want to impress your guests with your artistic skills, you should do it by creating your own wedding centerpieces. This robust wedding centerpiece will leave your guests in awe and leave you with a smile on your face. Of course, you will need to collect your supplies first, but after that you will be ready to start assembling this fabulous centerpiece.
• 36” Flute vase
• 2 ¼” round cage floral foam
• Twisted vine twigs
• Pink and white roses
• Variety of orchid breeds
• Clear tape
The first step is to place about 3-4 twigs and pink rose petals into the vase, but avoid stuffing them in just make sure that they look natural. Take the floral cage and start filling the outer edges with the pink and white roses, but make them look uniform in color and design. Leave the center of the cage open for the orchids.
You want the orchids to stick out above the roses about 4-5 inches. Go ahead and cut them to about 6” in length, this should leave you enough length to stick into the foam. Fill the center of the foam with the orchids and then add 2 twigs to the orchid center, but leave it sticking out about 4” higher than the orchids. Place the foam down into the vase and secure it with clear tape, while trying to keep it hidden from view.
When purchasing the cage floral foam, be sure that it will fit into the top of the vase, but you may have to take your vases into the party supply store with you so you are able to get the accurate size. If the floral foam can be seen, you can also add more flower buds into the vase. Just secure the vase to your reception table for your guests to enjoy.
Over the years, I have attended a large number of weddings. Although expensive wedding centerpieces are absolutely beautiful, there are some affordable wedding centerpieces that are just as special! With this in mind, I have provided you with a bunch of different examples and ideas above. Hopefully, you already have an idea of what you want at this point! Be sure to look and experiment, until all of your desires have been fulfilled.