It's June and that means weddings... A LOT of weddings.
I was in charge of decorations and catering recently for a family member's wedding. In the beginning we had originally planned on 100 people attending so we made a handful of centerpieces for each table. We placed white lilies tucked in white square boxes with a black ribbon tied around the middle. Inside we tucked small red flowers and attached one red butterfly. They were beautiful!
On the night of the rehearsal the bride calculated a final tally for the guest list. Our total headcount almost doubled and that required a lot more tables. A LOT!
I live in a small community and the nearest craft store or Wal-mart is almost an hour away. We were in a bind and the only stores open were the local Dollar General and Bomgaars. While the wedding party practiced at the Church, I dashed to the Dollar General to see what I could find to make more centerpieces.
I did have a few leftover ribbons and flowers, but nothing substantial. What was a girl to do? Luckily, God was smiling down on me and I was able to scrounge up about 10 more centerpieces.
Here is a list of what I found:
- $1.00 wine goblets
- $1.50 bags of red and black potpourri
- $1.00 small white pillar candles
- I overturned the wine glass and hot glued the pillar candle to the base. This added height and made the candles more secure.
- Next, I tied a black ribbon around the candle about 3/4 of the way up. This allowed the new centerpieces to be cohesive with the existing ones we already had made.
- Finally, we added interesting pieces from the potpurri bag around the goblet. A few candles had roses placed inside the goblet.
For more frugal wedding ideas, be sure to check out Cents and Sensibilities: A Frugal Companion For Planning A Wedding.