Wedding decor can get very costly, very fast. Unfortunately, a lot of those expenses are spent on services or items that are gone when your wedding day ends, such as food and decorations.
We love the idea of spending as much of your budget as possible on things you can keep or repurpose. Instead of paying for cut flowers, the option of potted flowers is less expensive and less wasteful.
While “potted flowers” brings to mind terra cotta pots filled with daisies, there are a lot of different, more chic ideas. Check out a few of them here:
Try forcing bulbs for your wedding reception, any time of year. Use a special pot for each table and a chic ribbon or tie to keep the stems together, and you have an inexpensive and beautiful centerpiece.
Another gorgeous idea for forced bulbs—put them all in one large, special pot:
Orchids are a wonderful idea—they can be found at many stores, including Costco, for around $15.
Using pots or dishes you already have, find annuals at a garden store and pot them temporarily. Perfect for a vintage-inspired wedding!
When the party is over, you can use the centerpieces yourself, donate them to a retirement home, or let guests take them!
For more unique reception ideas, check out our Pinterest “Wedding Reception” board. For more eco-chic flowers, check out our “Wedding Day Florals” board.