Save your money for the honeymoon with these tasteful, DIY wedding centerpieces.
Between the caterers, the band, and the flowers — not to mention the dream wedding dress — it’s no surprise that costs add up quickly when you’re planning a wedding. As any savvy wedding planner knows, however, there are plenty of ways to manage costs without skimping on style.
If you’re wondering how you can keep expenses low, consider creating your own DIY centerpieces. With quality craft products and a little bit of elbow grease, there’s no reason your homemade decor can’t look professional. To give you some ideas, we’re breaking down five of our favorite centerpiece concepts — along with the Paper Mart products that’ll help you get the job done.
1. Stacked Boxes
This elegant stacked boxes centerpiece makes for fabulous decor at any classic wedding. Achieve this timeless look by wrapping printed cube boxes with the wrapping paper of your choice and finish the look off with a textured ribbon. For a more eclectic look, consider using a variety of wrapping paper and ribbon styles to create a mismatched stack.
2. Rustic Elegance
FYI: the rustic-chic wedding trend is here to stay. Create your own rustically elegant centerpiece by filling a simple wooden box with flowers — real or artificial. Use natural burlap bags to accent your tables and bring your country wedding to life.
3. Harvest Baskets
A springtime wedding calls for flowers, flowers…and more flowers. If your botanical budget is limited, however, you can imitate the real thing with this harvest basket centerpiece. Fill a basket with floral foam or fill, then build out your centerpiece with flowers, pinecones, and other greenery.
4. Beach-Inspired Mason Jars
If Pinterest has taught us anything, it’s that mason jars are for way more than just canning. For a seaside wedding, you can use broken seashells or colored rocks to create your own beach-inspired mason jar centerpiece. Drop in a tea light, add a natural, beachy burlap or jute ribbon, and you’re done!
5. Treat Bowls
If flowers and candles aren’t your style, consider a simple centerpiece that all of your guests can enjoy: treat bowls! Simply fill the container of your choosing with some tasty treats — whether they’re in a bowl or glass jar — and let guests dig in.
There’s a lot of pressure on couples to go overboard on their big day, but with resourceful wedding planners and some fun craft ideas, lovebirds can stay within their budgets by getting creative where it counts. With DIY centerpieces, you can go big on style — even if you’re keeping your budget small.