Trying to find the perfect wedding centerpieces on a budget can be a tricky task to accomplish. This is especially true, if you are going to be hosting a lot of guests. With that being said, this doesn’t mean that you can’t have beautiful centerpieces for your precious day. Below, you will learn some helpful information about creating beautiful cheap wedding centerpieces.
Use What You Have
Before you go out and buy a bunch of materials for your wedding centerpieces, you need to look through your home and see if you already have things that you can utilize. For instance, perhaps you have some old mirrors just lying around that would look nice lying on each table. You can even use old canisters, bottles, or jars. All you have to do is get creative.
Another simple and cheap centerpiece idea is to just simply print out some sheet music and spread it out on your tables. You could also even cover the sheet music with a sheet of glass to make it look more elegant. Don’t forget to choose a piece of sheet music that is romantic to give your tables a more all around romantic feeling.
Use Old Photos
You can even take advantage of all of those old photos that you have in your home. You could make copies of black and white photos and place them on each table. This would certainly be a fun idea that will have your guests recalling the good old days. You even have the option of placing these photos in a cheap picture frame, if you choose to do so.
Almost all brides want to use flowers in her wedding centerpieces, but keep in mind that you are on a budget. You do not necessarily have to use flowers. A bowl of fruit can look just as good. If your wedding is going to be hosted, during the spring you might want to use peaches. If you are going to be hosting a summer event, then try to use limes. Green apples go great for fall time weddings. If you want to host a winter wedding, then take advantage of dark grapes.
Never doubt what a Mason jar can bring to the table. Mason jars may be cheap, but they can make the perfect wedding centerpiece because there are so many things that you can do with them. Mason jars can be bought in bulk for a very cost effective price. You can place flowers inside them, or you can place candles inside them. Heck, you can even place them on the tables by themselves and they will do just fine. Just remember if you plan on using candles make sure you have a grill lighter so that you will be able to light the candles without getting burned.
DIY Wedding Centerpiece
There is no better way to save money on centerpieces than by making them. This also gives you a chance to get creative and throw in your own ideas. Although this might be a more cost effective way to create wedding centerpieces, it can sometimes take a bit more time. So if you are pressed for time, you might want to enlist the help of your bridesmaids. They will be more than glad to lend a helping hand. Below, you are going to learn about an elegant DIY wedding centerpiece. While this centerpiece looks very elegant, it will not cost you that much money to create. Here is a list of things that you are going to need.
• Square mirror
• Globe Vase
• Artificial flowers
• Water Beads
• Food Coloring (You can choose any color you want. It might be best to choose a color that is going to match your wedding theme.)
• Floating candle
The first thing you need is tulle. You can find this at any craft store for a fairly inexpensive price. You are going to cut it into a square. Once you have your tulle cut, you are going to place a square mirror on top of the tulle. You will now place your globe vase on top of the mirror.
It is now time to shift your focus to the artificial flowers. You do not want the flowers floating to the top of the vase once you add water, so you are going to have to weigh them down. You want to cut another square piece of tulle. Place your package of water beads in the center of the tulle and wrap them up. When you are done you should have an item that looks like a homemade candy bag. You want to place the stems of the artificial flowers inside the center of the homemade candy bag. You will now tie this whole arrangement together with the yarn. Once you have created this, you will stick it inside the vase.
Once you have everything assembled and inside the vase you want to fill the vase with water. Be very gentle while you are performing this task. You want to fill the vase almost completely to the top. It is now time to pour in your food coloring. One drop should be enough to complete this task. You will want to stir the water slightly with your finger to mix up the food coloring. Now place your floating candle on top of the water. You have created a truly elegant centerpiece that was fairly inexpensive to make. Remember you can utilize different color tulles, or different food coloring. When it comes down to it, the choice is really yours, and there is an endless amount of choices for you to choose from. You can even use a round mirror instead of a square mirror, if you choose to do so.
Flowers are always a popular choice at weddings, but they can sometime be expensive. This is especially true, if you are going to need to a lot of them. One great way to save on the cost of your flowers is by using flowers that are in season. Just do a little bit of research and find out what flowers are in season when you are planning your wedding. By doing this you will be able to use the flowers you want, and you will be saving money in the process.
Take Advantage Of The Venue
You should know that many venues that host weddings often provide their own centerpieces. This is an excellent way to get wedding centerpieces on a budget. However, there are some venues that will charge you a fee for using their centerpieces. If you choose to go this route you need to check the centerpieces ahead of time, because you may find that some of them might be damaged or they may just not be what you are looking for. Don’t forget that you may be able to add some of your own creative ideas to these already made wedding centerpieces. There really are so many things that you can do. Your only limit is your creativity.