Yesterday was my three month anniversary with my husband, and while these last three months have been one crazy blur, I have enjoyed every minute with him! Even though he had to work most of the day, we did go to the driving range (my first time ever) so he could scratch his itch to play golf.
Anyways, I just wanted to share some of our DIY wedding decorations with y’all. I spent FOREVER trying to decide on what type of centerpiece to have. My first attempt at a centerpiece was based around candles, and lets just say it was a total disaster. It looked like a bunch of harsh colors being forced into one strange arrangement.
I knew I didn’t want huge floral arrangements, and since our wedding was at an outdoor venue that resembled a backyard, we wanted something simple, clean and “outdoorsy.” Not to mention centerpieces can be outlandishly expensive. Our budget was around $10 a centerpiece, and what we liked was getting up in the $20s and $30s. I finally found a vendor at one of the bridal shows, High Fire Designs, and loved her centerpieces. Since you rent the decorations, her prices can match any budget and her designs are very unique.
She uses a combination of scrapbook paper under square glass plates (with paper that matches your wedding’s style and colors), candles, ribbon, decorative papers, etc. to create unique and simple centerpieces that are perfect for your event. Unfortunately, she was booked for two events the day of our wedding, so I was pretty bummed. I looked into creating some centerpieces that looked like hers, but the prices to buy the decor got expensive.
After a lot of collaborative effort with my family, friends and the “Breakfast Club” from church, I finally decided on centerpiece design. With the help of my wonderful mom, aunts, grandma, mother-in-law and sister-in-law, this is what we came up with.
Cupcake stands made from cardboard, spray paint and ribbon. Find the cupcake tree here and decorate how you want!
We love the simplicity of the single mason jar with sunflowers. We found the fake flowers at Afloral for only about $4 a bunch and the mason jars were $1 each at the local hardware store. We had to find a way to weigh down the jars so they didn’t fall over, and decided to use sand, which we think turned out great! My grandma and aunt are really creative with bows so they tied all the bows with the tulle which really helped bring all our colors together. Overall, I love how everything turned out and we even made it under budget for the decorations. What do you think? It is possible to get wedding centerpieces on a budget, you just have to bring out your creative juices!