You want your guests to be overwhelmed by, not extravagance, but luxury when they enter the wedding reception. This is an excellent example of using your money wisely to achieve results that are on the mark. The centerpiece, elevated by a glass trumpet-style vase is made of orchids, hydrangeas, amaranthus, and spray roses. The most expensive element, floral-wise, are the use of hydrangeas. They are notorious for hogging the floral budget and arriving limp and sometimes crushed. Why the hell use them, right? Well... Hydrangeas are revered for their beauty and also their size. Being quite large in scale, it allows floral designers to fill up a lot of visual space with one thing. So, while they are pricey, they can actually save you money by not needing tons of smaller flowers. Anytime you include amaranthus into your floral décor, especially the peridot variety, is a clear indication that you evoke superior style and have an appetite for authentic luxury. Use it in long drapes. Use it in clusters. Terrace it. Just make sure it's part of the tablescape for a truly breathtaking vision. It just galls me that brides insist on parading their 99% status to everyone by insisting on using gold and roses for everything. Cuz...that screams richy-rich like noneother. (Queue dramatic eyeroll...)
$20 Glass vases (rented)
$60 Flowers (per vase)
$10 Flowers (table florals)
$150 Chiavari (rented)
$50 Misc (20% of itemization)
= $300 (per table)
Considering you have 15 tables at $300 each, that's $4,500, which is less than $5000. Remember, your tablescape budget should account for 10 percent of your wedding budget. It's okay to go higher, but you must make adjustments elsewhere.
Last, but not least, my darlings, If you have a design dilemma or need help, feel free to ask. I am glad to help where I can.