Cheap Wedding Table Centerpiece Ideas: Tips for Saving Money on Expensive Wedding Reception Centerpieces | Suite101.com: "Wedding table centerpieces often cost far more than the bride’s bouquet, especially when brides try to outshine friends by choosing ever more extravagant displays.
Florists love using centerpieces to show off their design talents, making use of the latest accessories, display methods and, of course, the most desirable flowers, all of which come at a hefty price.
Alternative Ideas for Stunning Table Centerpieces
Use feathers or candles in place of expensive fresh flowers which also have a second use after the wedding.
Fresh herbs make a wonderful alternative to flowers and smell just as good if not better. Simply mix different colored herbs and leaf shapes and pile into a vase or glass.
Colorful lanterns with a simple tea-light inside make a wonderful display for a romantic evening reception.
Use reflective glass with pine cones surrounded by rosemary sprigs or rose petals for a simple, low cost table decoration.
Consider using personalized wedding favors as an alternative to a central display. There will be more room for glasses and bottles of wine and guests will be so busy admiring their favors they won’t even realize there is no flower arrangement!
Still want flowers? Why not buy artificial flowers which are not only cheaper but can be used around the home afterwards."