You might be beginning to think I'm against flowers because I post so many alternative centerpiece ideas. I love flowers, they can just get so expensive! Especially since we all want peonies and they're only available for a blink of an eye right?
Plus I'm obsessed with Trader Joe's, I can't help it. If you're able to cater your own or can work a deal out with your caterer. Pick up some good cheeses and a meats, some olives and cornichons. Serve them up on thrifted bread boards and you have yourself a functional centerpiece. Forget passed appetizers!