Homemade Wedding Centerpieces?

by DIY wedding planner on August 31, 2012

My fiance and I are getting married May of 2013, as everyone is well aware weddings are extremely expensive. We are already spent $25,000.00 and we are not even close to being finished planning. To try to save money in some areas I was wondering if anyone had any center piece ideas i can make rather than spending more money and buying it. I would prefer a lot of pictures and step by step if possible so I can make these for my tables. I tried googling DIY and images but I didn’t see any that caught my eye.

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Mrs. Boombastic ? August 31, 2012 at 5:17 am

$25,000.00?! My sister is spending about £3,000 on her Wedding in 2013. I know a Wedding is a special day but why blow your money like that?!


Perse August 31, 2012 at 5:59 am

Weddings are expensive? Really? Mine wasn’t even $1000.

Anyhow, if you;re stretched to the limit, time to start making things simple and affordable. For centrepieces, you could use something you find in nature (free!…rocks, branches), single candles (cheap!) or potted plants from Wal-mart (cheap!).


Liz August 31, 2012 at 6:16 am

My wedding was also in may and I was on a tight budget. My sister had attended Vocational and Technical High School and suggested I call the Horticulture Shop and ask if they would be interested in making my centerpieces. The teacher was actually thrilled and assigned the centerpieces as a “final exam”. I paid a small price to the school but got great centerpieces.


HIS! August 31, 2012 at 6:56 am

You have plenty of time to dry flowers for use with centerpieces. You also have 2 years of after-Christmas-sales to find tiny white lights at a great bargain. And there is usually plenty of white ribbon on clearance after Christmas.

Cut narrow branches. Leave natural or spray white (or another color) to make stunning centerpieces for the tables.

Watch Walgreen’s and CVS photo sales. Often you can get prints free. Keep a folder of prints you want to use. When the sale hits, get the prints made. Frame them with Dollar Tree frames spray painted and use on the tables. (Pictures of the bride and groom) Black and white photos are stunning.

I’ve seen brides look for linen sales in January to find huge discounts on table clothes. If they can’t be found, don’t forget that table clothes can be made from flat king size bed sheets that are cut and hemmed.

Shop Dollar Stores for vases.

Shop garage sales for creative finds.


Arpita B August 31, 2012 at 7:31 am

You can easily make centerpieces for your wedding. Homemade centerpieces range from floating candles in water in a decorative bowl to a smartly arranged basket of seasonal fruit and flowers to a more complex floral arrangement. What you make depends on the amount of time you have, the quality of your supplies and the level of your crafting or flower arranging skills.

At the following site you will find more many ideas for making homemade centerpieces:



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