Visual proof that candles and nary a floral in sight can give you the high-impact and glamour you desire for your wedding. But you have to do it in a way that works deliciously with everything else at the table.
I am in love with the white ruched linen that drapes effortlessly on the ground. Sturdy acrylic chiavari are a must for this, which keeps the romantic silhouette in a modern clear way. The ivory unscented candles make for a dramatic and warm tablescape centerpiece! What have I harped on and on about regarding mirrors? Is that a mirror I see on the table? Is that acceptable?
YES AND AMEN!
Mirrors never belong on the table for decorative purposes, unless it is a full mirror table top. That is the only exception. Look at all the designer tablescapes out there. You can google a million of them. You will notice that the David Tuteras and the Matthew Davids and the Colin Cowies use mirror-finish vases and similar items. However, they DO NOT throw random mirrors on tables--EVER!
For a design like this, you're looking to pay approximately:
$100 - Chiavari
$30 - Mirror table top
$55 - Candle hurricanes
$30 - Candles
$35 - China
$13 - Linen
$53 - (20% misc.)
Considering, you have 15 tables of 10 people, each table would cost $316, (or $4,740 total). A budget of 5,000 (which is 10% of $50k) means that a design of this nature is well beneath your threshold--totally feasable.