Cheap Wedding Centerpiece Ideas And Guide

Planning a wedding can be an expensive ordeal and a lot of work. If you are planning a wedding on a budget, you should stick with some cheap wedding centerpiece ideas. Remember that weddings are expensive, but it is possible to slim down the overall expenses dramatically. With that being said, this does not mean that you can’t host a gorgeous wedding. Below, you are going to learn how to cut your centerpiece cost in half.

Old Bottles

Instead of throwing out all of those old wine bottles or soda bottles, you could incorporate them into your centerpieces. Just grab some silver spray paint and give those old bottles a new makeover. Always remember, if it will hold flowers, you can use it.

Coffee Cans

If you are the type of person that enjoys a cup of coffee in the morning, chances are you have a bunch of coffee cans lying around the house. You can turn an ordinary coffee can into a beautiful cheap wedding centerpiece. Below you are going to learn just how. Here is a list of things that you are going to need.

• Empty coffee cans
• Metallic spray paint (Silver, bronze, or gold)
• Newspaper
• Flowers

First off you are going to choose a good clean work area. Once you have all of your supplies and a work area picked out, you are going to line the area with newspaper. You will now just simply spray the canisters with your spray-paint, let them dry, and you will be ready to insert the flowers. Always remember you can use real flowers or artificial flowers. The choice is really up to you. Do not be afraid to get creative, because you might come up with something groundbreaking.

Mini Balloons

Floating balloons always looks so festive, but what if they lost their helium? By filling clear vases with different colored mini balloons, you will be creating a cheap and effective centerpiece for your wedding. Always remember that you can arrange a different number of vases on each table. It is a good idea to use odd numbers of vases on each table.

Rubber Bands And Vases

You would really be surprised what effects rubber bands can have on ordinary vases. This little DIY project will take your ordinary vases to the next level. Below you will learn just how to complete this project. Here is a list of things that you are going to need.
• Vases in variety of sizes
• Rubber bands
• Flowers

Keep in mind that this project is all about the placement of the rubber bands. However, there is really no right or wrong way to do this. You will just simply place the rubber bands on the outside of the vases. You can mix colors, or even overlap the rubber bands. Do not get frustrated with this project and just keep going at it, until you have gotten the look that you were going for. After you have the arrangement of rubber bands on the vases, you will just simply fill the vases with water and pop in the flowers. This is definitely one of the best cheap wedding centerpiece ideas.

Hydrangea Flowers

Hydrangeas are inexpensive, but beautiful looking flowers that can be purchased at your local grocery store. These flowers make a great addition to any decoration, but they work very well with wedding centerpieces. Below, you find a list of things that you are going to need to get started.
• Vases
• Hydrangeas (3 flowers for each vase)
• Scissors
• Rubber band

Once you have all of your supplies, you are ready to begin. Hydrangeas are long stemmed flowers so the first thing you are going to have to do is measure them to fit in your vase. You can just simply take you scissors and cut the stems off, so they fit perfectly inside the vase. Remember you are going to be using 3 flowers per vase, so you will need to do this step with each flower.
After you flowers are cut and put inside the vase you want to secure them together with a rubber band. It is always more secure if you push the rubber band as far as you can further up the stems. This means that rubber band will be underneath the buds of the flowers. Also keep in mind in you are using clear vases you can use the leaves of the hydrangeas to hide the stems. You will just simply insert the flower vertically in the vase until you cannot see inside the vase. Of course, you always have the option of leaving the stems exposed for a more rustic look. It really just depends on what look you are going for.
This is a fun little project that does not cost that much money, and will not take you that long to complete.

Fruit Centerpieces

Fruit is tasty and inexpensive. Fruit can also be used a good centerpiece. You are just simply going to take white bowls or platters and fill them with naval oranges, clementine, or kumquats. It also helps if you decorate the arrangement with lemon leaves, white gardenias, or orchids.

Rainbow Rice Bowls

Rainbow rice bowls can add lots of color to your tables, and it can do this by utilizing the least expensive ingredient. This is white rice, and you can dye it any color you want. Here is a list of thing you are going to need to complete this fun little project.
• White rice
• Clear plastic containers
• Vinegar
• Food coloring
• Paper plates
• Stir stick
• Bowls or votive

The first thing you are going to do is pour 1 cup of rice into your clear plastic container. Now, add 1 teaspoon of vinegar and a couple drops of dye. After all of the rice has been dyed, you want to pour it out on your paper plate to dry.
You will just repeat this process for each bowl of rice that you want to create. Always remember to rinse out the plastic container in between each dyeing session. Once the rice is dry, you are just going to pour it into your bowl or votive. You can also even add a tea light candle for a more elegant look.

Upside Down Wine Glasses

Chances are that you have a bunch of wine glasses sitting in your kitchen cabinets. You can utilize them to create a simple, but beautiful centerpiece. You will just simply place the wine glasses upside down on each table. You can even put flowers, marbles, or other decorations underneath the cup part of the wine glass. You also have the option of placing a candle on the butt of the wine glass. You now have a unique candle holder.


As you can see even though you are on a budget you can still have the wedding of your dreams. There are many basic and cheap household items that you can turn into beautiful centerpieces. All it takes it just a little creativity. Be sure to consider the cheap wedding centerpiece ideas above for your upcoming wedding.

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