Making a budget tablescape is all about finding low-cost materials that are still pretty and charming. One of my favorite low-cost materials that work well in decor are fruits and vegetables. Citrus fruits are the perfect thing for a summer day and they can provide a cheerful centerpiece for very little cash.
You really only need two things to do this tablescape — large hurricane vases (which you can most likely rent from your rental company at a very low price) and boxes of lemons and limes. Talk to your local grocer about getting a discount by buying fruit in bulk quantities and you’ll save even more. On the big day (or the day before), enlist some friends to help you peel off those pesky little stickers and fill each hurricane vase with enough lemons and limes. After the wedding? Fresh-squeezed lemonade for everyone!