Monday, July 25, 2011

5 Cheap Wedding Centerpieces (That Look Rich)

Though the desire to get married hasn’t changed, the way in which people go about it has. Individuals are more interested than ever in cutting costs when and wherever they can.

Centerpieces don’t have to bust ones’ budget, although if a couple is not careful, they can. It is possible to create or buy gorgeous centerpieces that won’t cost a fortune. Rather than solely depending on expensive floral arrangements to decorate tables, individuals looking to cut costs should consider the use of other materials.

It is possible to create low-cost centerpieces that still look very attractive, expensive even. Below, we have listed 5 ideas for cheap centerpieces that actually look quite rich.

1. Paper Flower Centerpieces: I know, at first though, the idea of paper flower centerpieces must sound quite odd and frugal to the extreme. It’s fine for something to be cheap as long as it doesn’t look it. Don’t worry. Quality, paper flowers will look very elegant when done correctly. You can create die cut flowers from paper for a wonderful, crafty effect. A person can purchase the pattern and assemble the flowers themselves or purchase them already assembled.

2. Use The Wedding Favors as Centerpieces: Beautifully arranged wedding favors can do double duty as centerpieces. Adding a few candles with the favors is an easy way for the happy couple to decorate their tables and show their appreciation to their guests for coming at the same time. No additional expense required.

3. Orchid plants: Orchids are quite beautiful and the plants make for great centerpieces. Aside from looking great, they are also inexpensive. It is possible to purchase a very lovely looking orchid plant for less than $20.

4. Pillar Candles: Pillar candles in different sizes, grouped in the center of the table, tied together with ribbon, work great as centerpieces. They look good and are a perfect option for those on a budget. Candles can be purchased for very little money and are available in a variety of colors, sizes and scents. Check out local crafts store, and online auctions.

It’s a good idea to determine the burn time of whatever candles a person decides to purchase, to avoid the candles melting during the reception. Consider adding greenery or pinecones to give the centerpieces an even richer, fuller look.

5. Use Food: This is becoming more popular and when done correctly, makes for an elegant centerpiece. Create a cluster of fruits and/or vegetables and use as centerpieces. Apples, pineapples, star fruit, lemons and pears, make terrific looking centerpieces. Food centerpieces are much cheaper than floral arrangements.

Using ones imagination and thinking outside the box are great ways to come up with centerpieces that are not only inexpensive but attractive.

Remember, it’s okay for things to BE cheap just as long as they don’t LOOK cheap.

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