(Closed) Question about DIY centerpieces…is it Really cheaper?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

For me it was. I was able to make all of my centerpieces (7) for less than $70. And we were able to keep the vases since we’d purchased them.

I think it depends on what you want to do and how complex it is. Remember, your time is valuable too.

Post # 4
1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It does really depend on the complexity.  When I was looking as silk flowers, I was looking at about 28-30 dollars a centerpiece for dahlias, cala lilies, hydrangea, roses & peonies… I decided to go with real flowers (hydrangea) & bought the vases & now I’m at about 20 a table.  They are much simpler arangements than before, but should look just as beautiful


Post # 5
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

agreed, this depends on what you want to do for your centerpieces.  mine will cost between 6-15 per table (we are doing two styles), and to get what we want via a florist would be $80 per table. sooooooooooooo….ya, worth it for us!

Post # 6
9 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

For me the centerpieces were way cheaper. We decided to go against the cut flowers or fake flower simply because it was a waste of resources in our opinion (we are trying to be as green as possible) so we are doing potted plants. We already has a mixture of pots for the table so all in all it cost about $40 for 15 tables. Not bad just have to take care of the plants before hand. Plus we are giving them away to the wedding guests so they can plant them.

Post # 7
5271 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

For me, it was way more afforable to DIY. I wanted big vases which would of cost 50% more then what I paid for them.

In my experience, fresh flowers bought in bulk may be less then silk flowers as well.

Post # 8
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yeah I think it depends on what you want to do.  Originally I intended to do it all myself, go buy flowers from the market etc, arrange all of the center pieces…but then I got a quote for hydrangeas, and it is working out to not much mroe than if I went and did it all myself.  So I figure paying $100 more to save my sanity is definitely worth it 🙂 As for vases, we’re doing mason jars, and I’ve been collecting used ones for the past year, so my floral “vases” cost me maybe $20 for 30 something…so providing our jars with ribbon to the florist also brought our cost down….but yeah, I’d definitely look into pricing out things before jumping into DIY. good luck 😀

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