Anyone who’s ever been involved in a wedding knows one thing for sure…they aren’t cheap. The key to staying on a tight budget is to prioritize, meaning what to splurge on (wedding photographer and venue come to mind) and what to cut back and save on.
One easy way to save a little moola on your wedding day is to create your own centerpieces. Often the materials for centerpieces can be found at dollar stores, thrift stores and even in your own backyard. Believe it or not, you can create stunning centerpieces without spending much at all.
We’ve found some beautiful DIY wedding centerpiece ideas that looking anything but cheap.
These are great pieces if you’re looking to DIY your own flowers, or if you want a more industrial feel to your tablescapes. Plus, you can keep them after for your own place!
Long Wooden Flower Boxes
Do you have a handy man or woman in your family? This may be the perfect project for them to help out with the wedding. These DIY wood boxes that are made to hold your beautiful flowers will be a showstopper at your wedding.
Floral Bowl Centerpiece
Here’s a very pretty and easy DIY centerpiece that’s perfect for a dinner party, wedding or just sprucing up your dining room table with a punch of happy color.
Kitchen canisters make PERFECT centerpieces for a shabby-chic wedding. The varying sizes makes for a fabulous visual display and the uniformity of each set helps give the arrangement a clean look. With so many design, style, and color options finding the perfect sets to match your wedding theme is easy.
Here’s a beautiful centerpiece that’s perfect for romantic outdoor weddings.
For a beautiful peach themed table setting, arrange fresh peaches in a glass bubble bowl vase with bunches of white hydrangeas filled with water. This floral arrangement is so simple to do yet makes stunning centrepieces for your wedding tables.
Via Love Wed Bliss
Birch Bark Centerpiece
DIY centerpiece, perfect for a rustic wedding and it’s as simple as using sheets of birch bark tied together.
Via Belle & Chic
Beautiful Budget Centerpieces
Tin cans and a sprinkling of confetti is all you need for these fun and festive centerpieces.
Via At Home in Love
Learn how to make these homemade hurricane vases and fill them with something that matches your theme, fruit, dried beans or lentils or even flower petals. An inexpensive yet eye catching centerpiece.
Via Two Twenty One
Whimsical Wood Block Centerpieces
Here’s a simple and unique centerpiece that’s easy to make. Simply drill some holes into the center of some wooden blocks and then dip them into some food colored water to get this fun and festive look.
Via Ruffled Blog
Gold Gilded Bottle Centerpieces
A fun and cost effective way to spruce up your wedding tables. Better start saving up your bottles!
Via Wedding Chicks
Colorful Bohemian Centerpiece
Constructed from simple pieces found at any craft store, these flower filled fishbowl centerpiece are sure to surprise your guests. Especially when they notice the live goldfish flitting around inside of them! And they work as great wedding favors!
Via Wedding Stitches
If you have a succulent garden at home, here’s a great way to incorporate them in your wedding.
Sand Art Terrarium
Eco-friendly brides can cultivate their green thumb with this adorable centerpiece. With the right amount of sunlight, water and a little TLC, watch this DIY terrarium grow before your eyes.
Via Honestly WTF
Cinder Block Centerpiece
Here’s a fun and frugal idea for a centerpiece – the cinder block vase centerpiece. Not only does it look great, it’s great at holding down the table clothes at outdoor weddings.
Mix Paper Flowers with Fresh Leaves & Lavender
Create this fragrant and gorgeous bouquet with paper flowers and fresh lavender and mint. These are great for wedding centerpieces that you can (mostly) make up ahead of your big day.
Via Lia Griffith
Paint Chip Centerpiece
Simply use leftover paint chips to create the fun and visually pleasing monochromatic centerpiece.
Via Country Living
Tall Wedding Centerpieces With Rhinestone Trim
these centerpieces are great statement pieces. You can also add some tea light candles around the centerpiece to create a beautiful ambiance.
Via Vicky B. TV
Flower and Sand Centerpieces
This is a wonderful idea for a beach-chic event of any kind whether it’s your bridal shower or your wedding.
Air Plants and Beer Bottle Centerpieces
When you’re planning a wedding, the last thing you need to worry about is if your floral centerpieces are going to bite the dust before you say I do. And if you’re getting married in a particularly hot, cold, or dry location (okay, even if you’re just looking for a unique wedding arrangement), the air plant may be the perfect flower for you.
Via My Wedding
Elegant Rustic Centerpieces
Here’s an easy way to create an elegant centerpiece that will have all the guests gawking in admiration. Add a few candle lanterns to the centerpiece and you have the perfect intimate setting.
Via The Knotty Bride
Twine Bottle Centerpiece
Don’t throw out those empty glass bottles! “Upcycle” them into chic vases and candleholders by adding yarn or twine. We love the look of different size bottles grouped together. Mix and match colors and textures with candles, flowers, or a collection of both for a stylish centerpiece.
Via Wed Pics
Mix and Match Doily Centerpiece
This is a simple ways to incorporate doilies into your wedding decor. They are CHEAP and photogenic!
Via Katelyn James
Here’s a whimsical and playful centerpiece that doubles as wedding favors that the guests can take home with them at the end of the night.
Via Wedding Chicks
Grassy Knoll Centerpiece
Fresh green and bright pink decor- moss, grass, roses and candles give a Spring flair to this fun centerpiece.
What do you think? Did you get some ideas for creating your own gorgeous centerpieces? You can adapt any of these ideas to your wedding by simply adding a touch of your own style.
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