Yesterday I made a quick trip to Home Depot and Michael's. I'm down to 103 days until the wedding. I've been trying (among dozens of other things) to think of ideas for centerpieces. I have a dozen terra cotta pots in my chicken coop from last spring, so I painted one white, added a stripe of aqua ribbon around it, and put in a little plant.

I'm not sure if I will use this as part of a centerpiece, but I like the idea of an actual plant instead of cut stems because you can keep it around afterward or pass them on to others. Obviously I could use any flower that's affordable in July. These are just what Home Depot had for cheap right now.

I love spring. I'm not sure I love planning a wedding.
Have any great ideas for centerpieces on a budget? Leave a comment!


  1. I LOVE it! Great idea, and I like how you can use them even after the wedding.

    I'm using mason jars with flowers...you can definitely use them if you want. Actually, you can use anything you want after our wedding. I also have some little lanterns that you could put tealights in and a ribbon on top..?

    Know that I'm right there with you! Just remember: no matter what, at the end of the day you will be married :)

    Caitlin Jones

  2. Thanks, Caitlin! I never thought about using some of your stuff but I really like that idea. :)

  3. I'm getting peonies from a local farm that are $1.00 a flower, which is actually pretty good b/c they are big flowers. If you can find a local flower farm sometimes they are cheaper.

    Sorry to bombard you with things, but...

    stylemepretty.com and weddingchicks.com are helpful for getting ideas. I'm a little addicted.


  4. I used growersbox.com. I was scared, because I wasn't sure if they would look good coming in the mail, and if they would fill out in time, but they were absolutely perfect. I just got a bunch of different bud vases from thrift stores/garage sales and put two roses in each with some long pieces of grass (decorative grass). I think they looked really pretty. I highly recommend Grower's Box! (Also, if you get roses from there, the ones with the shortest stems are the cheapest, but the stems are still really long...plenty long.) I like your plant centerpieces--I thought about doing something similar, too!


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