Post # 1
I’m having trouble keeping it below $10 each. Any suggestions?
By The Way centerpieces are low man on the totem pole when it comes to our budget. i’m not venturing into the $200 range just for 14 centerpieces. That would be ridicky. And no mason jars!
Post # 3
I think ours are ~$9/table?
– recycled wine bottles, painted
– runners, $3/each
– votive holders, $2/table
– table number, $3/each
– milk glass, free
– fake candle, $0.60/each
Post # 4
I think ours are $17 each. They are tall candelabras with big Plumes of white feathers at the top, old Hollywood style.
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
$16 centerpieces plus $1 in tealight candles (4/each).
But I resold them after and made all but the money for our candles back 😀
Post # 6
We did half floral centerpieces, and for the other half, I scoured thrift stores for hurricane vases, ordered bulk acorns online, and bought a bunch of pillar candles on sale. I put the candles in the vases and filled them about 1/3 way with acorns, then clustered them in groups on tables.
I think most of the glassware was between 0.50 and 1.50 each, the candles were maybe $2 each, and the acorns were…cheap, I don’t remember how much. You could use any filler depending on your wedding theme and colors…pebbles, jewels, marbles, or just candles by themselves.
Post # 7
The vases are what’s driving me nuts. I have all the fillers, but i need something more than a 7″ ginger vase to put them in To make a nice centerpiece for a large round table. It’s the kind of thing where you see them on clearance all the time for $1-2 each but once you actually need to buy them all of a sudden they jump to $20+.
Post # 8
I wish I could help! Ours were included in our wedding package
Post # 9
As i am having tables at my ceremony and reception both have centerpeices.
1 x hand painted candle (I am handpainting these, 1 candle cost 20c, paint roughly 30c)
1 x candle holder 80c
1 x table runner (about $3 for material and sewing)
3 x fresh flower arrangments set in bamboo, guests can take these home if they like $9 each.
– 1 table ~ $13
Orchard submerged in water vase, scented candle on top, LED lights in bottom,
Frame for table number (Tolsby frames)
1 table – $32
Post # 10
I paid $40/each for floral centerpieces and I supplied the vases. They were 5″ square vases with hydrangeas and either lilies, roses, or peonies. The smaller arrangements for the cocktail space were a little bit cheaper.
I love love love flowers (we got married in a garden and had the reception in a greenhouse) so floral boquets and centerpieces were high on my priority list. 🙂 I spent $800 total on them.
Post # 11
Wow- You are all amazing at keeping costs down. Mine are a lot more than that! OP if you can even keep it under $20 you are doing really well
Post # 12
@Aquaria: ours ended up being a little more expensive than I wanted at $20 per table, but I was also very picky. I didn’t want real flowers and I couldn’t have real flames because our venue is an old wooden barn. I found metal wire, antique looking birdcages in different finishes and styles at $10 a piece (discounted 50%), along with LED pillar candles for $4-6 each, and a burlap square to sit beneath the cage. We also found some artificial flower heads on sale that we are going to use as filler in the bottom of the cages around the candles.
Post # 13
Commenting to see other ideas! I too, have centerpieces low on the totem pole… I also don’t have a creative bone in my body and don’t know if e.g. 1 medium sized hurricane vase is “enough” to fill the center of the table!
Post # 14
11 english pounds for led light deco beads vase and carnations to top
Post # 15
Im planning on spending about $40 per centerpiece but I’m a flower nut and do event flowers out of my house on the side!
ive done weddings for $200 (my cousins gift) And they’be come out beautifully. Look at stock, wax flower (hardy, pretty, and smell soooo good; beware of the woody stems you’ll need a good knife!). Any questions, feel free to ask!
if any MI or nearby brides are looking for advice or flowers for weddings or showers, graduations, rehearsals etc, feel free to message me too.
pic is my cousins bouquet. Sorry it’s huge cant resize on my phone 🙁
Post # 16
Mine were about $5 for round tables & about $10 for rectangular tables.
Do you have a Dollar Tree? I got stones, vases, mirrors, etc. there. Flowers were cut from big bunches at Michaels & candles were from Quick Candles (online bulk candles.)
My benefit were the free books – belong to my parents, me, and my grandmother.