When you are decorating for your wedding you will want to create beautiful centrepieces that look great, but you don’t want them to cost a fortune. After all, the wedding will be expensive enough without spending too much on a decoration to liven up the tables. So, how can you save money on your wedding centrepieces without making them look too cheap and tacky? Here are some tips that you can keep in mind when you are planning your wedding at one of the beautiful hotels in Chester.
Use Filler Flowers
Ask your florist to suggest very cheap filler plants and flowers to bulk out a floral centrepiece without adding a lot of cost. For example, you could use bear grass or baby’s breath in order to add more greenery to a centrepiece bouquet at a much lower price than other flowers.
Don’t Use Flowers
You might think of flowers as an essential addition to your centrepieces, but they don’t have to be a must! When you cut flowers out of the wedding centrepiece you will reduce the cost already, as flowers can be one of the very expensive parts of your wedding. With a few creative ideas you can make centrepieces that are just as stylish without using flowers.
Reuse the Bridesmaids Bouquets
If you can’t imagine having a reception without floral centrepieces, why not reuse the bouquets that the bridesmaids carried down the aisle. You can simply add them to a beautiful vase or a mason jar and they will make a beautiful centrepiece. Otherwise they would just be sitting around after the ceremony is over, so it makes a lot of sense to reuse them rather than paying extra for more flowers.
Check Out a Thrift Store
Take a look in your local thrift store to find some treasures that you could craft into unique wedding table centrepieces. For example, you could find old fashioned ornate lamps, vintage vases, antique books, sculptures and much more. These items will have a cool and funky retro charm and they will be much cheaper than buying new. You can also find some great items by looking around at local car boot sales.
Go for a Classic Look
A simple cylinder glass vase looks timeless and elegant and will often be much more affordable than more decorative glass vases such as pedestal vases, bowls and other shapes. Sometimes simple really is best and will be beautiful and pleasing to the eye. Plus, the simple vases can be used in a lot of different settings so you could even use them to decorate the ceremony and then move them into the other room for the reception.
Use Found Materials
You could also construct a wedding centrepiece that is made with beautiful natural elements that you have gathered for free in the great outdoors. For example, if you live near the ocean you could gather some seashells, driftwood and stones from the shore and arrange them into a unique and beautiful centrepiece. Or, you could gather wildflowers and pinecones and other natural elements. Sometimes these wild and natural centrepieces can be more beautiful than anything you could buy – especially if you have a laid back and natural theme to your wedding.
When it comes to finding items for your centrepiece, another idea is to look online. Sometimes you can find cheap deals on décor that are much more affordable than anything you can find on the shops. Also, check out online auction sites such as Ebay because you can often get lucky and be one of the only bidders on a great item and get it at a very affordable price. Plus, shopping online is very convenient as you will be able to do it in the comfort of your own home and get the items delivered right to your door.
These are just a few ideas that you can keep in mind when it comes to lowering the cost of your centrepieces. Take your time to find the best deal on all aspects of your wedding, from catering to entertainment to your Cheshire wedding venues so that you can plan the best possible wedding while staying within your budget.