I plan to keep it simple with candles and greenery. I found IKEA pillar candles to be the best price and you can get the hurricane vases from Dollartree for $1.25 each. Floating candles are also a good option but they obviously don't last as long and might need changing out at some point during the night. Italian ruscus (pictures below) is very affordable and you don't need a lot of it to make a table look nice.
We had long tables so we did birch holders inside votives with tea lights and loose ruscus down the table. The ruscus was a cheap greenery to acquire, the tea lights we got in a multipack, ordered the votives in bulk and sourced the birch locally from trees that had already fallen but hadn’t started rotting. The most expensive thing was the navy runners which I ordered from a wholesaler.
We are building these wood frames and adding a vase from dollar tree with a floating candle. I am dying sola wood flowers and will use them around the bottom of the vase. The wood/vase/candle cost about 5 dollars per center piece. The flowers I got about 500 hundred of them last year for a little over 100 dollars. But will be using them for bouquets and other decor.
I am doing something similar to this. I have asked friends/family to save their wine bottles for me then I will spray paint them! Having a smaller opening to the bottle/vase will mean you need less flowers to make it look full, which will reduce cost.
We are doing something like this! The flowers will be fresh but having a bunch of small vases really reduces the amount of flowers without it looking like we tried to be as cheap as possible.
This is super popular to do right now! I still need to find these pretty mirrorsThe decorator also plans to put tea lights all over the place! Since it’s covid we really don’t have many kids who will be there besides our flower girl and ring bearers so we aren’t super concerned about the flames