Perhaps it's just because I'm frugal, but I think the idea of using a cupcake stand full of beautiful cupcakes for a centerpiece is brilliant! Your dessert doubles as the centerpiece, saving you money. Here is a picture from a wedding luncheon I recently did the cupcakes for.
Cupcakes can be costomized to fit your colors and/or your theme. Contact me for more information on using cupcake stands for your next event.