How can I decorate my tables on a budget and have them look elegant

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
6194 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I glued my centerpieces together from vases from dollar tree and michaels, there’s a tutorial on here somewhere! It ended up being about $10 per set of three “vases”:

Post # 4
9652 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@foreverli14:  I’d like to show you hisnightowls tables….she is another bee on here. She did her tables for 11.00 per table! Do you have a dollar tree in your area? She got all her supplies there and this is what hers looked like!

See the link below to follow to her original post in the gallery! I think she did a fab job!


DIY dollar tree centerpiece's $11.00 per table ; ) i re-vamped them :  wedding blue navy reception Centerpiece11irmeklv








Post # 5
205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We cut ling branches from alder bushes (not sure if they’re in your area) and spray painted them dark brown. We put them in 10″ glass vases that I got at the dollar store and filled them with sand. You could use rocks as well.

Sand box sand is pretty inexpensive and you don’t need very much, just make sure the branches are stable.

What about votives in glasses or on mirrors with some diamond confetti or glitter.

Post # 6
2800 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We got out centerpiece vases from a second hand store.  Some of the interior pieces are coming from there as well.  I would suggest looking around a second hand store for vases ect that can go together.  A lot of brides in my area drop them off after they are done.  Also, fabric is expensive, but you can find nice dresses/shirts/pants ect in your color from a second hand store and turn those into pieces for your centerpieces as well.  Mix and match is a great way to save money, and will bring a lot of depth to your decor!

Post # 7
42166 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@foreverli14:  Use ivory tablecloths with a black runner. That leaves red for flowers or even non floral centerpieces. You can get cylinder vases from Dollar Tree for $1, red stones for $1, add some water and a floating candle.

Or just do red floating candles

You can check out all the usual suspects to buy linens and re-sell then after to recoup 1/2 your costs.

Remember to also check AdHuntr for used linens. You can save even more. For example, these ads -ivory cloths for $5 each.

You can filter the results by geographical area to save on shipping.


Post # 10
311 posts
Helper bee

Hi !  I’ve made a variety of budget conscious centerpieces, with or without lighting, for both my clients and for myself.  Here’s a few pics, sorry they aren’t the best quality.  The better photos are at home on my laptop:-) 

There are lots of materials at DollarTree that can take you where you want to be!!!  Smile



Post # 11
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Mauritius

I’m looking at getting some old jam jars, decorating with lace around the jars and putting a candle in some, flowers in another. Looking at something like…

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