Well hello there! I decided to search for a how-to on something so inexpensive after looking at one of my dad’s empty Kirkland Chocolate Covered Raisin’s container. It’s a plastic container but I saw how it had a nice shape to it. If you walk up and down the juice aisle now-a-days you’ll see plastic containers are more like vases than plastic bottles sooooo If you wanted to do something that isn’t harsh on the earth or harsh on the wallet then go to Lowe’s or Home Depot, get the color desired for a center piece and spray paint it, fill it with flowers, add ribbon or anything else, and VOILA! You have the most inexpensive center pieces ever. Check out this link I found http://releasemecreate.blogspot.com/2011/08/diy-wednesday-upcycled-tropicana-bottle.html It’s a how-to upcycle tropicana juice containers!!! How cheap is that? Especially since almost everyone buys juice for breakfast anyways. Here they used a flat cream paint but you can go for a gold or silver for a more glamorous look. Now if you’re not too keen on the idea of plastic then here is another thought: Have a party. If you are anything like most girls the excuse to have a party could be anything ranging from a promotion at work to I’m going to have and Un-birthday, it’s from Alice in Wonderland. I had an engagement party with my family and closest friends and most of them brought gifts. Instead of asking for gifts tell someone to go out and get a bottle of wine. Any bottle of wine. It could be a five dollar one from Bev-mo to your thirteen dollar a pop at your local winery. After they’ve been emptied you can do the breaking the bottle technique which makes them look more like a vase, paint them as is, or leave them be. It’s up to you. When telling your family just let them know hey we would really appreciate it if you guys helped us make our wedding fabulous then buy us a bunch of stuff and most people prefer to help be a part of the wedding because its much more memorable anyways. Check out the how-to break the bottle at this link here 🙂 http://www.picklee.com/2012/05/16/breaking-bottle/ Happy planning!