(Closed) Want to see your $20 centerpieces!!!

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011





check out this website, its where I got my centerpiece decor and their prices are unbeatable! My centerpieces were for a vintage garden themed wedding, I got a variety of antique looking glass medicine bottles in 15 different colors/styles for $2.50 each (bulk discount) and used them as bud vases, the guests also took them home as souveniers. I was on a serious budget and my centerpieces only cost $15 per table.

Post # 4
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Here is what we used for our 16 centerpieces (we had tiny tables for two lined up, so needed to optimize space for plates and glasses):

Vases: $2 each at Dollarama
River rocks: 6 bags at $1 each at Dollarama
4 vendella roses from a wholesaler: $1.29 per stem including tax
= not even $10 each

Everybody thought they were lovely and fit the space perfectly.


Post # 5
1392 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hydrangeas- $5 stem, two of them

Mason jar- free

Mirrors- Paid $2 a piece and then resold them the same week.

Tealights- Had 70 of them for $40 and resold them the same week for the same price.

This picture didn’t really capture their beauty.  They were big and full, I couldn’t get my hand around them.   Everyone loved them so much. 

Post # 7
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

my whole table cost 10.50

Post # 8
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011


We went with a French influence as well! Ours was more “French country” as we used the toile pattern you see in French china and whatnot! =D 

The material was super cheap. I cannot remember the website off the top of my head…We bought it in one giant piece and bunched it rather than dealing with hemming it! 

We found the vases at anything from Ross to garage sales and all the flowers are wholesale. 

Post # 9
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would highly recommend potted flower centerpieces!!|
We are doing five 4inch pots and some votive candles on each table, with flowers grown by friends who own a local farm stand.  I went to a local garden store and met with a manager who helped me order pots in bulk (and gave me a bulk discount!).  No one at a big box store (like home depot) was able to help me with this, and I needed too many to be able to just find them at stores in my area.

These are my pots:


Then, I met with my friend (I’m sure the owner of a local farm stand could help you similarly) and chose three varieties of flowers that are in colors I wanted and would be well suited in these small pots.  They grew them in their green house for me, and I am paying for them. 

At the end of the night, each couple/family will bring a potted flower home as their favor! 

Here is some inspiration that I used: 

Overall, this was significantly cheaper than what most florists/venues charge for even 1 vase of flowers on each table (we were originally quoted $30-50 per table!).  We paid about $2.50 per pot and very little for the flowers themselves.  I’d say we spent about $15 per table, and don’t need to purchase additional favors. 

Hope this helps!



Post # 10
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Eiffel Tower vase = $4.99

Pomander ball – $1.25

Assorted Flowers – $5.00 (appx – prob less)

Candle Holders – $1.00 each

Candle Sticks – $0.25 each

Scrapbook paper as mat under centerpiece – $1.99

Light for vase – $0.85

Total for centerpieces I made – $15.33

(Note: I also bought 3 bottles of turquoise glass paint and painted all the vases/candle holders but that was just cents each since I had to do 18 tables like this).


Post # 11
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I love the potted flowers idea. I also had this pic in my flowers folder on my computer:

Cute mugs!

Post # 12
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Here is my centerpieces , worked on them today and this is the almost final look.

They go a bit more than 20 but in the 20 somthing dollars range.




Post # 13
7 posts
  • Wedding: January 2012

I have made 2 mock ups for my January wedding. The blue potted Centerpiece:

Ikea pot -$0.99

Flowers from Costco- [email protected] $0.75 =11.25

Hypericum berries from Costco= $2.00

Floral foam (1/3 of brick) =$0.33

Total= $14.57

Post # 14
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Vases: $1.00 at the Dollar Tree

Curly Ting: $4.99 a pack at Joann’s

Ribbon: $1.00ish at Micheals

Beads on Curl: $3.99 (I think) at Micheals.

Everything else on the table was provided by the hall.

Post # 15
465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Would a lantern on the charger work?

Post # 16
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@AlleyWinterbride I love the first one! Did you spray paint the pot? I am planning on using Costco flowers for my bouquets 🙂

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