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Wedding Centerpiece Ideas on a Budget

Are you looking for great wedding centerpieces that are inexpensive? We will provide wedding centerpiece ideas on a budget that is sure to wow everybody.
Wedessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2018
Wedding Flowers In Bottles
A wedding is the most important day in a person's life which he/she is going to cherish forever. After the wedding dress, the most important aspect of a wedding is the decor for the wedding reception. You want everything to be perfect and wedding centerpieces is one such thing that is non-negotiable.
Wedding Floral Centerpiece
Just because you are on a budget does not mean that you cannot have a stunning centerpiece for your wedding that will become the cynosure of all eyes. So here we are going to present some awesome wedding centerpiece ideas on a budget that you are simply going to love.
Ideas for Wedding Reception Centerpieces on a Budget
Centerpiece At Wedding Reception
A wedding reception table will look incomplete without some stunning wedding centerpieces. Traditionally, flowers are used but they can add up to a lot of expenses. So for some great wedding centerpiece ideas on a budget, you can skip the costly flowers and opt for more cost-effective centerpieces instead.
Wedding Floral Centerpieces
Cost-effective does not mean that your wedding centerpiece is going to be shoddy. You can still have classy and creative wedding centerpieces on a budget. Here are some ideas for creating wedding centerpiece on a budget.
Candles and Roses Wedding Centerpiece
Candles are a great idea for wedding centerpieces. Just arrange some decorative candles in varying height and differnt colours. Group them in clusters on a small tray, decorate the tray with satin ribbons around its edge and fill it up with glass pebbles or polished stones.
Looking for homemade wedding centerpiece ideas? You can use floating candles and place it inside a goldfish bowl filled with colored water. Then you can add a few glass beads, seashells or flower petals inside the goldfish bowl for a sensational look.
Floating Candles with Flowers Wedding Centerpiece
Another good inexpensive wedding centerpiece idea is to place floating candles or tea light candles inside a wine glass and tie a colorful satin ribbon on its stem. Avoid using scented candles during a wedding reception as this could not go with the food and wine served.
Purple and White Flowers Wedding Centerpiece
Just because flowers are expensive doesn't mean that you cannot use them as centerpieces. While looking for wedding centerpieces on a budget, you need to choose inexpensive and garden variety flowers like fresh Gerbera daisies, rosea and chrysanthemums.
Casual Decorative Table Centerpiece
They can be clustered together in old pickle jars or biscuit and tea tins that has been washed and dried. For a more homely but pretty look just place some mauve and pink rose blooms inside a sugar bowl for a very stunning effect.
White Calla Lilies Wedding Centerpieces
If you like simple wedding centerpieces and are a fan of minimalism then just purchase some hardy but exotic blooms like calla lilies, birds of paradise and anthuriums and place just two or three blooms in a long antique vase.
Table Decoration Of Colorful Flower
Another trick to make inexpensive blooms look classy is to purchase some square long glass tumblers, fill it with water and submerge a single bloom in each tumblers. When such bloom filled tumblers are placed strategically in the reception hall, it can look more beautiful than any huge centerpiece.
Fruits with Red Candles Wedding Centerpiece
Who said that you can only stick to flowers for making a wedding centerpiece on a budget. Take full advantage of fresh fruits and vegetables to make unique wedding table centerpieces for less.
The trick here is to find the perfect fruit or vegetable that is not only aesthetically appealing but also suits the color of the fruits and vegetables. Another excellent idea is to purchase a couple of limes and pears and place them in a glass bowl or a terracotta bowl, along with white roses. You can also use vegetables like artichokes and asparagus.
Unique and Inexpensive Wedding Centerpiece Ideas
You do not need to bust a bank to create stunning wedding centerpieces. With some unique ideas, you can create centerpieces that will wow you guests.
● Now if you absolutely adore fresh flower centerpieces, but your budget won't allow you such indulgences, then the best solution is to invest in silk flowers. There are many varieties of silk flowers available and they look as good if not better than the real thing and they are an elegant wedding centerpieces.
Elegant Banquet table
The best part is that they won't wither and you can keep your wedding centerpiece as a memento. Choose from calla lilies, cattleya orchids, tuberose, begonias and roses and place them in a big black urn for maximum impact.
● If you are a true blue environmentalist who loves floral centerpieces but hate to see the blooms going to waste after the wedding, purchase potted plants instead. You can buy delicate blooms from grocery stores or greenhouses and re-pot them in attractive containers.
Small Jug Of Flowers
These simple wedding centerpieces can be made more appealing by coloring old teapots and teacups with acrylic paint and planting the blooms in them. Use a bit of glitter around the edges or ask your arty friend to sponge paint them.
● Another great idea is to use luscious tomatoes with red and yellow bell peppers arranged in a glass bowl. You can use any number of fruits and vegetables as inexpensive wedding centerpieces to liven up your table.
● If you are looking for some really wacky centerpiece ideas on a budget, then you can't go wrong with a floating centerpiece. Purchase some rice paper star lanterns and spruce them up by decorating them with glitter and tying them with a fishing wire. Make sure that the height of each star is not the same and then hang it in clusters over the tables.
● Want another great wedding centerpiece ideas that you won't have to bust the bank for? Make an unusual but totally funky vase by cutting open the top of a pumpkin. Scoop out the seeds and flesh with a spoon and then arrange roses, daffodils, ranunculuses, calla lilies, tulips, and hypericum berries in shades of yellow, peach and orange.
With a bit of creativity and ingenuity you can make very beautiful centerpieces for your wedding without spending a ton of money. Do not hesitate to take the help of your friends for making wedding centerpieces. With a little effort you can have a truly unique wedding centerpiece.