Your tablecentres needn't break the bank - there are plenty of ways to create stunning centrepieces that are easy on the budget. A good tablecentre provides an interesting focal point and will get guests talking - so make sure they don't obscure their views!

Some of the prettiest tablecentres I've seen were large martini glasses filled with beads and topped with roses. For something just as effective - but far cheaper - fill glass vases (Ikea does some great ones for under £10; with fruit, sweets ( or floating candles ( For a contemporary touch, use large ostrich feathers ( - white looks classically beautiful, while bold brights have real "wow" factor.

Birdcages ( is your best bet - it won't matter if they're not all the same) filled with pearls and fairy lights ( are pretty and romantic, while painted flowerpots (, mini buckets and jugs (try and are great for a more earthy, natural look. For a sweet treat, I love cupcake towers. Buy cake stands from (card stands from £4.99, wire versions from £12.99), add cute, beautifully decorated cupcakes (get your girlfriends round for a decorating session), arrange them on the stands and drape ivy or other green foliage around them. I've done this myself - it's heaps of fun and it looks magical.

As for decorating the rest of the table, make your own favours (see my previous post - The Budget Bride's Guide To Wedding DIY), place cards and menus, and jazz up the tables with metallic confetti, crystals, feathers, petals, party poppers, sparklers, flower petals or tea lights - Confetti is great for these kinds of decorations (

I'd love to hear your tablecentre ideas so do get in touch using the comment box below!