Weddings can be a costly event, especially for those footing the bill. These high expenses add up across items such as the bride’s dress, the venue, the cake and the wedding favors. But when it comes to certain items you do not need to spend a fortune in order for them to look good – one example is cheap wedding centerpieces where you can save money by creating them yourself. By choosing your materials carefully and by concentrating on the presentation, you can create rich, elaborate looking centerpieces that will have your guests thinking they are expensive when really they are not.
If you think about the term “smoke and mirrors”, here is where the beauty of creating comes in to play. For example, you can make a simple centerpiece from wood branches entwined with satin ribbons and set it on top of a mirror. If you spray-paint the branches either with gold, platinum or any other metallic color that fits in with your wedding’s color theme, you will create a very rich-looking effect to a natural, otherwise plain looking material. The reflection on the mirror, along with the addition of the satin ribbon, can look like something out of a modern art gallery. In other words, you have transformed natural, no-cost material (wood) into a work of art, by adding other inexpensive materials (mirror, ribbon and spray-paint).
Other materials to consider, when thinking about creating cheap wedding centerpieces, can be obtained by visiting a crafts materials website online. There are literally thousands of ideas for creating whatever your heart desires. If you base the wedding’s theme on the centerpiece’s design, you will be overjoyed at how many items will be so relevant. All you need to know is:
- Your budget for your centerpieces,
- The colors of your wedding,
- The number you need to make.
That is it – then just price the various items and compare between different shops to decide on what will work best.