Our wedding had a strict budget. And we blew it out of the water. Even with all of the stuff we did ourselves and the items we omitted. Honestly, it was our own fault because we didn’t know what we were in for --- it is VERY hard to plan a budget for something you have never planned and when most people you will be referencing had budgets that span tens of thousands of dollars with varying results. That being said, we knew we needed to pinch pennies where we wouldn’t miss them. And that included flowers for our centerpieces. I went all out for our bridal party florals with the amazing Earth Blossoms and still kept my floral budget under $1000. My centerpieces cost me between about $25 each. And for the tables that my bridesmaids said at, their bouquets became the centerpiece.
My centerpieces were simple – I want guests to be able to talk across their tables. But I also wanted some interest and to keep with our garden and rustic themes. Lanterns with faux candles, cardboard letters, and ball jars filled with moss, eucalyptus and grape vine sprigs. The lanterns I found at various craft stores and Homegoods, all $15-$20 and all different. I collected them over our two year engagement. The letters I found at Hobby Lobby and spray painted gold. The Ball jars took the most time to get just right, but even still, we very simple. My Maid of Honor and I spray painted some of the grape vine sprigs gold, combined them with the natural sprigs and some eucalyptus and dried moss at the base of the jar. I used quart Ball jars. All of the supplies for the Ball jars were easily found at crafts stores.
I love how they came out and I didn’t miss the flowers at all!
I hope these Wedding DIY posts have inspired you to do some of your own wedding personalization. It made our day so much more special knowing we had put our hand into making the day a reflection of us. We enjoyed the process of creating the vision we had of our wedding – thanks for joining me along the way!