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Also something that will work as two is using a centerpiece that is filled with food. You can serve your guest rolls and have meats, cheese and condiments in the center of each table. My personal favorite is to put out little deseret trays for your guests to snack on. This will give them something sweet to snack on so they don't want much cake if any at all, this way you save on the cake since you will only need a small 2 tiered one. If you're having a summer wedding then put a fruit bowl in the center that can act as either a side dish to sliders or as a deseret that you serve whip cream with.
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If you have a wedding in the fall then look outside and find things like leaves, twigs and flowers to create a different masterpiece for each table.
Flowers are usually seen as expensive but if you choose flowers that cost less and use more greenery then you can have a floral centerpiece. You could even choose to use a single rose and surround it with ribbons and candles. Or do an arrangement that is short and uses large headed flowers, where you will only need 4-5 flowers at each table.
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You can also use tapers inside of wine glasses that you have filled with flower petals, rocks, glass beads or anything you want. You can do floating candles in a bowl with or without other decorations.
I've also seen people use mason jars in various ways to cut back expenses. You can use them as vases for flowers or placing a candle in them. I've also seen people use the pint size to hold one floating candle, then they put glass beads at the bottom and place 3-4 on each table.
I hope these ideas have helped you on your quest to save some money on during your wedding.