One of the best things you can do to have a budget-friendly wedding is to not obsess about matching. Face it, if you’re thrifting or bargain-hunting, you’re simply not going to find 18 matching pieces for your tables (that is, if you’re DIY-ing it). I say embrace it! Different is beautiful!
As long as you stick with the same theme, I think different heights, textures and ideas make for a really rich and robust ambiance.
My personal favorite (and the reason I put this post together) is the first picture… it’s BRILLIANT! I can’t remember where I found the image, but I’ve been hanging on to it for a while. We already buy tomatoes in these enormous cans (I make a lot of spaghetti sauce from scratch, don’t judge me), why not save them and have them double as table numbers AND centerpieces?
I think it’d be a great idea to do the hole-poking method (shown in the first image) on a smaller can for the table number, then maybe a design on the larger can to hold some flowers. Love it. Love it. Adore it. Am likely going to do it.
And for even more: here’s a piece from eHow on how to make some cheap and super adorable centerpieces… which leads me to my conclusion: mason jars may become your best friend… but that’s a whole ‘nother post. Stay tuned.
What do you think? Do you have other creative, thrifty ideas to add?
*instructions for jersey flowers (brilliant!) flowers found here!