Saturday, May 21, 2011

5 Budget Friendly Centerpieces

Article by Rachel Sandall from Spokane's wedding resource,

Recessionista brides don't want to spend oodles of money, BUT they also don't want to skimp on style. The good news is that it's never been easier for the budget conscious bride to get everything she wants for very little, thanks to the DIY and vintage trends taking over the international wedding scene.
Here are a couple centerpiece options that will make a big impact on your wedding style, but not your wedding budget!

Easy, local and incredibly cheap, lavender is a great option for the bride who wants to make a big impact on a budget. Dressed up or dressed down, lavender doesn't need much embellishment to make a strong statement. There are several lavender farms in Eastern Washington who will sell it to you by the bunches, then it's over to you to make it fabulous!

This one takes a little planning, but for brides with a green thumb it's the perfect way to make your tables unique and beautiful. All you need are a couple terracotta pots, your flower of choice and some time to watch them grow!

(Image from Once Wed)

Fruit Centerpieces
Apples, oranges, grapes, berries or lemons, the choice is yours! Once you decide the fruit you want for your centerpiece, all you need is something to hold them. Easy! Whether you want a rustic planter box, a shabby chic cake stand or clear vases, the options are endless. To really embrace the fruit centerpiece trend, go for fruits (or vegetables!) that are in season, they will not only be easier to find but also cheaper.

(Image from the Pepper Design Blog)

Vintage Bottles and Vases
For this option, you will need to be ready to continually hit the vintage shops with a vengeance! Looking for unique vases, bottles and bowls which will be the canvas for your centerpiece. The great thing is that they don't need to match, in fact, the more different the better! You want different heights, sizes and shapes to give your table a dynamic look. If you have long tables, you can spread them out, if you have round tables then bunch them together for a strong impact.

(Image from Ruffled Bride Blog)

Do you have access to a tree? Any tree? Then this centerpiece will work for you! Cut some branches, stick them in your vase or jar of choice, and for next to nothing you have not only a cheap display, but also one which is perfectly stylish.

(Image from Wedding Bee)

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