Big Wedding, Small Budget

Book Centerpieces

As I’ve been doing the research for our centerpieces, I’ve come across some really cool ideas. I’m going to indulge my inner nerd with this one, and show you some book centerpieces. This isn’t something we would ever do, mostly because Steve isn’t a huge reader, like I am. But oh my god, these are amazing!

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Fruit Centerpieces

I’m continuing my exploration of flower alternatives by looking at centerpieces made of fruit. I’m not sure these would really be any cheaper than flowers, but they seem more economical, since I guess you could eat the fruit (right?). I also love their simplicity, and I love how they still feel natural and organic, especially for outdoor wedding. Fruit is pretty, and smells nice, and tastes good. It makes me happy. So, let’s see what’s out there!

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Succulent Centerpieces

I love succulents. Something about the muted, neutral colors and the interesting, modern shapes really appeals to me, even though with flowers I generally like strong colors better. I’m not sure that succulent centerpieces would really work for our wedding, but in a different venue, I think they would be absolutely beautiful. And they’re definitely reusable, whether you keep them for your own house or give them away at the end of the reception. Here are some examples:

I’ve also been seeing some beautiful pictures of succulent bouquets. Stay tuned!

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