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Want to know a secret about creating your centerpieces? This week, we’re talking about how to create wedding centerpieces that rock your style and on a budget!
These days, you can have whatever you fancy on top of your tables for your wedding guests. For our wedding, we had a block of wood, with a succulent, an engagement picture, and a mason jar with blue tulle filled with white and bridal roses. Simple but classy.
But you can have whatever your heart desires! My new favorite thing is to have family-style tables (long two sided tables) with either chairs or benches on both sides so everyone is at one table: family style. With these style of seating, you can have a long table runner with candles, flowers in mason jars, or simple tea light candles. I love the idea of a long table runner of some greenery.
The secret to centerpieces is simple: there are so many brides out there that spend a ton of money on centerpieces, but now, after their wedding, what do you do with them? One of the great things about planning your wedding is how many people actually step forward to help out! When we were planning our wedding, we had several family friends offer their old centerpieces and wedding decorations for us to use! Then when we were done with them, they would sell them off. We even thought of an idea while planning: wedding in a box! Where you can rent a wedding theme and have plenty of decorations for your style of wedding. But local newlyweds were so kind and sweet enough to offer us their wedding decorations that went with our theme perfectly. So check around! Post on social media to see who has what available and see if maybe they would be willing to sell them to you at a great price.
There are so many ways to save money on your centerpieces. Even though you might not keep them after your big day, it’s hard to want to spend a ton of money on them. So shop around, check out Pinterest, ask your friends, and definitely go to Hobby Lobby! That place saved our bacon with awesome discounts and DIY supplies.
Out of all the ideas out there, be sure your centerpieces reflect your style, your personality, and what YOU want; not what others want. You, as the bride, are in charge of what you’d like to see surrounding your big day!
Thanks for reading along with this week’s Sarah Jane’s Bridal Banter and tune in next week for another dose of wedding bantering!
Have a great Wednesday, friends!
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