Small Potted Plants:
Check out your local nursery to find attractive potted plants or flowers to match your wedding colors and decor. You can find potted plants for as little as $5.00 a piece.
If you’ve got the time and the space, you can buy the seeds and grow your own plants. Place the plants in attractive ceramic or terra-cotta pots. Tie with ribbon or tulle for an attractive table centerpiece.
Use the bridesmaids’ bouquets as the centerpiece for your tables. It gets the bouquets out of the way and they are so beautiful to look at!
Hottest Hollywood Trend! Add sparkle to your bridesmaid bouquets with bouquet jewelry. Great for the bride’s bouquet, bridesmaid’s bouquets and add to your floral centerpiece.
Candles make a very inexpensive table centerpiece and can add romance and elegance to any reception — and can double as a wedding favor. Try arranging several candles of varying heights. White candles are elegant and coordinate with any wedding decor, or use candles that match your wedding colors.
For a single candle use a hurricane lamp. They can be rented very inexpensively from your florist or other supply store.
Here are a few tips to decorate your hurricane lamps:
Add greenery around the base
Along with your greenery, add in some silk or fresh flowers to add color.
For a little more sparkle, spread some gold confetti on the table around the candle.
Balloons make a festive centerpiece for a more informal wedding. Talk to your florist, or better yet, a company that specializes in balloon decorations.
Fresh Cut Flowers:
Buy fresh cut flowers from a flower wholesaler or market. You don’t have to be an expert floral designer either; for instance, six fresh cut tulips or white roses look beautiful when simply placed in a small vase. This is a very simple, elegant and inexpensive way to have a floral centerpiece.
Favors that Double as Centerpieces:
You could also use your favors as your centerpiece. It is referred to as a “break away” centerpiece. Just arrange them nicely in the center of the table. Round, flat mirrors can be used as a base to place the favors on. The favors can be boxes of candy, votive candles, tiny potted plants, miniature bells, dried flowers, etc.
Decorate wicker baskets with ribbon and/or material and put homemade bread or muffins inside. You can also use a cheese board with cheese and crackers and garnish with fresh fruit or olives and peppers.
Take miniature candles and float them in a large bowl filled with water. You can also add a few flower or rose petals in the water.
Candles and Mirrors:
Place a clear candle holder with a candle (matching your color scheme) on top of a small round mirror. Decorate with ivy and flowers.