I was in awe when shopping around for wedding decor. From the stationary to flowers to favors, the costs just kept adding up. But because its every girls dream to have a princess wedding, me certainly not being immune to the fairy tale, I had to deal with the expense. However, one has to get a little creative in order to have the fairy tale wedding on a paupers budget. One way of doing so was to scew some of the details (i.e. find cheap ways of doing expensive things).
The flowers were a huge expense, but for me that was the best part. I mean, how cheerful are flowers. By mixing up some DIY with some beautiful flowers you are able to get the best of both worlds. Here I put a simple lampshade on top of a 3 foot tall clear glass vase. Then add a candle and you have yourself a pretty classy looking (both contemporary and inexpensive) centerpeice. Perfect. Some tables had flowers and others had these lovely vases.