Looking for super affordable DIY rehearsal dinner centerpiece ideas? This is such an easy centerpiece you can put together in minutes.
When my son, Zack, was little he loved dinosaurs more than anything else in the world.
He had light-up T-Rexs on his shirt and Brontosauruses on his tiny tennis shoes.
He loved them all—each and every one.
Just between us? I never thought he’d love anything more than dinosaurs.
One day the sweetest, kindest, funniest, most beautiful girl in the world showed up….
….and all those dinosaurs had to take a back seat.
Yesterday they started their new lives together.
I’m sharing all about the wedding this week, but before the wedding comes the rehearsal dinner.
And DIY rehearsal centerpieces that looked like this.
I made these DIY centerpieces myself with these vintage sugar molds.
The rehearsal dinner took place in a post office that was turned into a restaurant in the Texas Hill country. Rustic and easy and fun and family was the theme of the party. We had appetizers and drinks on the outdoor patio and then we hosted a dinner inside for 70 people (and that was just family and the wedding party). 🙂
The restaurant was so beautiful that I really didn’t need to decorate much with the exception of centerpieces. Originally I was going to order them from a local florist, but have you priced centerpieces at the florist recently?
And I had 11 tables.
So I put my rehearsal dinner decorating cap on and came up with these centerpieces for under $20.
DIY Rehearsal Dinner Centerpiece
set of three mini dessert glasses from Dollar Tree
1. Choose the flowers
One of the best resources for flowers is Trader Joe’s.
Quick tip: if you want the best selection go early in the morning. They stock them first thing every day.
We drove to Trader Joe’s the morning of the rehearsal dinner and bought buckets of hydrangea and eucalyptus. You can use any kind of greenery for this centerpiece, but I like the silver dollar eucalyptus the best.
If you don’t have enough time or you want your centerpieces to last longer, these white faux hydrangeas have over 6,000 reviews and they look super realistic.
These faux eucalyptus stems would work perfectly for this centerpiece idea, too.
2. Collect sugar molds
I had a couple of these sugar molds at my house (remember I used them to organize my make-up brushes) and I found tons more downtown at a local vintage shop.
You can find them so many different places including Amazon.
I found this affordable option here.
3. Collect glasses for vases for sugar molds
Now that I found the sugar molds, I needed a solution for the vases.
They sell metal inserts, but I was worried that they would leak and if you just add water to the sugar mold, the water seeps into the sugar mold.
So I shopped around and found the BEST SOLUTION.
This set of three mini dessert glasses was only $1.25. They used to be $1.00, but in case you hadn’t shopped there lately, everything is now $1.25. They fit perfectly inside the sugar molds.
Fill with water and add to the sugar mold.
Now all that’s left is to add the flowers.
4. Add the flowers
I cut each of the hydrangea bundles into smaller flowers.
Then I removed all the hydrangea leaves and the flower stems were cut about 4 inches long.
I put the hydrangea flowers into the vases and tucked the silver dollar eucalyptus in and among the flowers.
Then just fluff until you get the exact look you like.
Your centerpieces are ready for primetime.
The best part is you have the vases and sugar molds for future parties now. Here are a couple of other variations on the same theme:
- you can purchase faux flowers instead like these faux hydrangeas and these faux eucalyptus stems
- you can add these candle inserts to the sugar molds instead that come in tons of different scents here
- you could add different color hydrangea (like pink or blue) instead of white
- you could save even more money using flowers or greenery from your yard
I can’t WAIT to tell you all about the wedding and the sweetest story.
Stay tuned later this week for pictures and all the details.
I’m taking a nap.
It’s been kind of a busy weekend. 🙂
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