Vintage & Thrifty Wedding Centrepieces

It’s easy to spend hundreds on extravagant centrepieces and floral décor for your wedding. But you can be clever and put together some equally beautiful displays without breaking the bank.

Cans or Jars wrapped in Pretty Scrapbooking Paper

Cans wrapped in Pretty Scrapbooking Paper

The above example uses old cans simply wrapped in beautiful scrapbook paper. This creates a mismatched, rustic feel to the centrepieces, and I love the use of the simple, delicate flowers. Image sourced here. You can purchase pretty paper from various shops but I like this example for just £14.99 from The Range.

Beautiful Floral Paper from The Range

Beautiful Floral Paper from The Range

The next example is really cute and vintage inspired, and is taken from a wedding featured on The Ebury Collection. Shabby Chic Crockery is almost a staple component of most vintage themed weddings nowadays but it can really prettify your tables. If you’re organised, make sure you visit your local charity shops and source the crockery for as little as possible. A bride to be of mine has tasked her lovely Mum to source crockery for everyone attending to take Afternoon Tea on, she’s already found some quirky sets for next to nothing.

Classic Vintage Crockery - Floral Centrepieces

Classic Vintage Crockery – Floral Centrepieces

In an ideal world, sourcing your own crockery is probably the most thrifty, money-saving option but if you don’t have the time or the patience, there are of course many companies who rent out vintage crockery too. I can personally recommend Devon Vintage China if you’re based in the South West; Jan hires out crockery, bunting and vintage inspired accessories. Image sourced here.

Vintage Crockery from Devon Vintage China

Vintage Crockery from Devon Vintage China

I love spending hours rummaging through charity shops, they’re one of my favourite places to be. Why not go for a look in your local shops and see if you can source some tatty vintage books? Stacked up, tied with twine, they add a bit of intrigue and heritage to any table. You might not even have to look beyond your own attic – do you still have some of your books from when you were little hiding away somewhere? Image sourced here.

Vintage Book Centrepieces for your Wedding Tables

Vintage Book Centrepieces for your Wedding Tables

If you’re lucky enough to live near the sea, or fancy a trip to the seaside before your wedding, you might able to find some driftwood. A perfect way of incorporating nature onto the table, just add some flowers and tea lights, and the wood speaks for itself. Image soured here, courtesy of Joseph Matthew Photography.

Driftwood Centrepiece

Driftwood Centrepiece

I love the combination of trinkets and treasures in the example below. This is more of a ‘collection style’ centrepiece – lots of little bits grouped together to create a lovely display. Think doilies, lace, little flowers (silk or real), tea lights and nic nacs. Image sourced here.

Beautiful Victorian Case for your Wedding Centrepiece

Beautiful Victorian Case for your Wedding Centrepiece

What centrepieces are you having at your wedding? I’d love to see images if you’ve already tied the knot – please email to laura@dottyvintageweddings.co.uk to be featured on the blog!

L x

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2 comments

  1. We love the spruced up old can vases – gorgeous! We think the bride could get her hens involved with making some of these at a Crafty Hen Party? x

  2. Definitely, sounds like a brilliant idea to me 🙂

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