Friday, August 25, 2017

DIY Wedding Centerpieces on a Budget

Hi y'all! I'm excited to show you some MORE photos of the wedding I helped decorate back in June.  Did you know that you can DIY your OWN wedding decor, make it look gorgeous and still stay on or below your budget? Well, you can!

**Though I was compensated for this post in product and/or monetarily, all opinions, ideas and comments are 100% my own. Please note: this post may also contain affiliate links.**

I saw this cute copper mini lantern on Oriental Trading and I knew it had to be a part of our decor. The best part, each one only cost around $6, so truly speaking, even if you have a larger wedding reception, it can still be a cost effective choice. Here's the stock image.

Mini Copper Lantern
Here's what I did with it.

Photo by Hector Rivera Photography
I used these pots, which I milk painted in a soft pink, and potted some succulents into, inside the lantern.
Mini Terra Cotta Pots
Here's a close-up:

Photo by Hector Rivera Photography
I also used these Basswood rounds since the theme of the wedding was a rustic one and some mason jars, burlap and faux flowers:
Basswood Rounds- Oriental Trading
They also served as decoration for the cake table at the reception:

Photo by Hector Rivera Photography
My incredible friend made these amazing cookies to mimic carved wood and to match the rustic decor.  Aren't they wonderful!? They taste even better than they look, if it's possible!

Photo by Hector Rivera Photography and Cookies by Dawn of Pop-a-Razzi
I bought the gorgeous sequined runner on Amazon. You can find it here for less than $10. The burlap was super cheap, too. My tip would be to get it by the yard or to scour FB Buy/Sell/Trade groups for it, since many people buy too much and end up wanting to get rid of the rest for very little money.

Photo by Hector Rivera Photography

A little burlap and lace and you have yourself a rustic wedding! Seriously, how gorgeous are these cookies by my friend Dawn?! She mimicked the burlap, wood, lace and flowers and even 'carved' the initials of the couple in the icing! Nothing beats a hand decorated cookie! :)

Photo by Hector Rivera Photography
Photo by Hector Rivera Photography
Photo by Hector Rivera Photography
If you recall, I made these cute bags to hold the cookies. It's all about the details.

Embossed Favor Bag Tutorial

Here's a preview at what the full church looked like! I'm very excited to share the rest of the wedding decorations with y'all!

Photo by Hector Rivera Photography
Are you getting married soon? If so, are you planning on going full on 'DIY'? I'd love to hear some of your ideas in the comments!

A huge thank you to Oriental Trading for partnering up with me for this post! Also, make sure you check out their awesomely well-organized site: Marry Me, where one can find everything one might need to plan a wedding!

Stay tuned to see the rest of the projects for this wedding!

Photo by Hector Rivera Photography
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