Ideas For Wedding Centerpieces That Will Save You Tons Of Money

While it is vital to save money, when you are planning your wedding, it is just as vital that your venue is decorated beautifully. Of course, there are many ways that you can cut those centerpiece price tags in half and below you are going to discover exactly how to do it.

Opt out of Flowers

If you want to break the tradition of using flowers in centerpieces there are many ways for you to accomplish this task. One great way to do this is by taking advantage of fruit. Fruit can be arranged in a variety of ways. For instance, you can arrange fruit in a clear glass bowl or if you are going for a more rustic look, then you can place the fruit in a wooden box. The best thing about fruit is it is very cheap and you can even offer it to your guests, after the celebrations are over. Just remember to choose a fruit that is in season with the time of year that you are hosting your wedding.

DIY Paper Pinwheel Centerpiece

This is a great fun and simple DIY project that you can create all on your own, in no time at all. Below you will find a list of things that you are going to need for this project.

• Small glass vases
• Paper pinwheels (3 or 4 to each vase will do)
• Sand

To start this project you will just fill your vases with sand. It is best to fill the vase halfway up and stick the pinwheels down inside the vase. The sand will hold the pinwheels and keep them from blowing away.

This is a fun and simple little centerpiece that works, especially well for summertime weddings and the children are really going to love them.

Goldfish in a Fish Bowl

There are so many centerpieces that involve the use of a fish bowl. Have you ever considered the fact that you can use a fish bowl filled with goldfish, as your wedding theme? This will be a really fun and exciting centerpiece and you can offer to the children at the end of the event. They will be truly grateful, but do not forget to fill the fish bowl with aquarium gravel and maybe throw in a little castle or two, so the fish will have a happy environment.

Tasseled Balloons

If you are having problems making a decision on your wedding centerpieces, be sure to never forget about the balloon. While this is a cheap and simple decoration, it can really create a fun environment at any table and there are lots of different ways that you can use it, in your centerpiece arrangement. One great idea is to fill the balloon with helium, add tassels, and tie it to your guests’ chairs. You could even take a magic marker and write the names of the guests, who are to be seated at that table. You will enjoy this little project and so will everyone else.

Lemonade Centerpiece Display

Is your wedding venue outdoors? Is so, you should definitely take advantage of the lemonade centerpiece display. Not only will this centerpiece liven up your reception tables, but it will also transform into a self-service beverage display. There are several items that you will need for this centerpiece project including:

• Red or green apples
• 18” round glass table topper
• 2-3 gallon glass beverage dispenser
• Clear plastic beverage cups
• Lemons
• Ice
• Glass flat bowl

The first thing that you will want to do is decorate your reception table accordingly. Make sure that you assemble this display at the end of the table, so that everyone will have easy access to it. Wash all of the apples and remove the core sticks, so they do not get in the way. Start by arranging 20-26 apples, with the top facing upwards, but make sure that all of the apples are facing in the same direction. Make the circle large enough for the glass topper to fit onto top of it securely, without risks of tilting. Place the glass table topper on top of the apples and if it feels like it is wobbly just add a few more apples.

Fill the beverage dispenser with lemonade, ice, and a couple of sliced lemons. Cut the other lemons into 1/4” slices and then cut the slices in half. Place them into the glass bowl with a set of small tongs. Set the dispenser on top of the glass topper and your centerpiece will be complete.

Place the cups, where your guests will have easy access to them. You can also replicate this display and provide your guest with an optional tea beverage.

Water Pitcher and Branches

Something as simple, as a water pitcher and tress branches can be turned into a beautiful wedding centerpiece. To complete this project, here is a list of things that you are going to need.

• Water pitcher
• Small tree branches
• Paper heats
• Twine
• Needle
• Colored paper
• Heart shaped hole puncher

To begin this project, you will place your water pitcher on a suitable working area. Keep in mind that you can spray paint the water pitcher to match the color of your wedding theme. Once you have the water pitcher in place, you will put in as many tree branches as you would like and you can arrange them in any order you would like.

Once you have completed the above steps, you will place this arrangement to the side and shift your focus towards the paper hearts. You will just simply take you heart shaped hole puncher and punch out hearts in the different colored paper. Once again you can punch out as many hearts as you want.

After you have the desired number of hearts punched out, you are ready to hang them from your branches. You will do this by pushing the needle through the top of the paper hearts and threading your twine through the hole. If the hole is not big enough for your twine just simply swivel the needle around to make it larger, until the twine will fit.

Now all you have to do is tie a knot into the twine and you will be ready to hang it from the branches. You can even write cute little messages on the hearts, if you would like to do so. There are many different ways that you can customize this project to fit your wedding theme.


There are many ideas for wedding centerpieces that you can take advantage of. Just make sure that you use your creative talents, so you can add your own charm to your special wedding centerpieces. Nothing will show your guests how much you care about them than with a DIY table display.

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