Wedding Centerpieces That Don’t Break The Bank

June 3, 2011

Fruit and Flower Centerpieces

The centerpieces at your wedding reception may seem like a minor detail to some people but trust me, to most brides, they are a BIG deal. They can also be one of the biggest bank busters. Fortunately, there are some ways to have beautiful centerpieces without having to compromise your wedding budget.

Candles. Candles are a beautiful and inexpensive way to dress-up a centerpiece. Choose candles of differing heights and make sure that any candle you choose doesn’t have a strong scent- you don’t want anyone to have an allergic reaction. Some people like to place the candles on mirrors for added effect, but I think the romantic light they cast is enough. One word of warning- don’t put lit candles at a kids table.

Submerged flowers. I have seen this idea more and more at wedding at it has a lovely effect. Get glass vases, any shape you want, of differing heights fill them with water and submerge tulips or calla lilies. You don’t need as many flowers as you would a typical arrangement and the effect of the submerged flowers is very whimsical and serene. This is a great DIY idea.

Small vases and personal touches. Fill a small vase with flowers such as daisies, tulips, or roses and don’t use any filler. These make for very sweet arrangements. To off-set the small size of the flowers arrange pictures of you and your groom around the flowers. This creates a very sweet and sentimental wedding centerpiece that everyone will love.

Think alternative. If you are a non-traditional bride, you can really have fun with your centerpieces. If you have a green theme, you can put potted bamboo in the center of your tables, this ¬†looks very zen and elegant. If you are getting married in the fall, pumpkins make a really seasonal and cute centerpiece- cut out the center, clean out the pumpkin guts, and add red and orange gerbera daisies, then add candles around the base of the pumpkin. Fruit centerpieces are also very sweet and shabby chic. Get different sizes of mason jars and fill them with lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits, or any type of fruit that matches your color theme. Add water and a brightly colored ribbon around the outside and you’ve got yourself a pretty and funky centerpiece.


There are plenty other ways to save on centerpieces but these are some of my favorites. Floral centerpieces don’t have to break your wedding bank- you just need to think creatively. How would you save on centerpieces?



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