Your wedding centerpieces don't have to feature dramatic florals in order to be beautiful. Save money and get creative with these 29 unique centerpiece ideas for your wedding reception.
Everyday items can be transformed into a beautiful display with a little out of the box thinking. We’ve compiled a list of unique wedding centerpiece ideas for some of our favorite wedding styles.
Your wedding centerpiece doesn’t have to feature dramatic floral bouquets in order to be beautiful. You can save money and get creative with your wedding theme by opting for a more unique tablescape approach. If you are looking to save some cash, you can always opt for artificial wedding flowers, but if faux florals aren't your thing, keep reading for more wedding centerpiece ideas.
Freshen up your wedding reception with citrus style touches such as a fruit-filled wedding table centerpiece. Like flowers, fruits come in tons of beautiful colors, so it’s easy to find a fruit display that matches your wedding palette.
Citrus can also add a touch of seasonality to table decorations if you choose to feature fresh and local produce. This is one way to achieve an eco-friendly and cost-effective display that your guests will love. At the end of the night, you can even encourage guests to take any unsliced fruit with them to enjoy at home. You can also pair your fruit display with a fruity wedding cake recipe for a cohesive theme throughout the reception.
Here are some of our favorite citrus centerpiece trends:
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Free-spirited couples can embrace soft and earthy boho trends on their wedding day. The reception tablescape is a great place to showcase Moroccan-inspired decor, such as hanging lanterns, velvet table runners, unique glassware, and gold accents.
Here are some of our favorite bohemian wedding centerpiece ideas:
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Whether you’re having a summer wedding beachside or hosting a coastal-themed celebration far away from the sand, stay on theme by adding nautical touches to your wedding centerpieces. You’ll want to find the perfect balance of salt-inspired decor and natural elegance — think seashells,linens, dreamy ocean blues, and quirky beach treasures.
Get inspired with these elegant and beachy wedding table centerpiece ideas that are sure to make your guests salty with envy:
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If you enjoy the simple things in life, a rustic and earthy wedding day vibe might be for you! This theme is natural and chic, always in style, and works especially well at farmhouse venues and outdoor celebrations.
Consider a rustic and earthy wedding centerpiece display to capture your carefree essence. Anything you can pillage from the forest can be incorporated, such as moss, leaves, wildflowers, and vegetable harvest. You can also use materials like twine, tin cans, or glassware such as mason jars as quirky, upcycled additions to your display.
Check out these rustic and earthy centerpiece ideas:
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Take advantage of holiday cheer and seasonal touches during the fall and winter months. You’ll have plenty of romantic hues and ornamentation to choose from to dress up your wedding celebration. Whether it’s during the autumn harvest or Christmastime, you’ll find tons of options for your wedding centerpieces that don’t include fresh flowers!
Here are some of our favorite holiday tablescapes for inspiration:
You can take something old and make it new again by featuring antique pieces in your wedding centerpiece. Perfect for brides who like to spend time at vintage markets and thrift stores, this centerpiece idea lets you use inspiration from decades past.
Whether you choose to feature shabby chic items such as birdcages or gold opulence reminiscent of royalty, your vintage theme wedding display will be anything but boring!
Check out some unique and shabby chic wedding centerpiece inspiration:
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Couples on the lookout for affordable options will be thrilled with the countless DIY (do it yourself) table display ideas available to them. Not only are many self-made centerpieces easy to pull off, but plenty look just as presentable as professionally made ones. Added bonus: Going this route doesn't only benefit your budget, but allows for tons of personalization and coordination with wedding decor. Regardless of your big day's aesthetic, you can create something that fits you and your theme perfectly.
Floral centerpieces, though doable, aren't necessary. Open yourself up to the many materials and objects you can acquire. Just set a budget and keep it in mind as you begin to search and create.
These are a few of our favorite easy and eye-catching DIY wedding centerpieces:
With so many creative options out there, you don’t have to splurge on florals to achieve an amazing wedding centerpiece. By mixing in touches of your own style or wedding theme, your wedding will come to life. For more wedding decor inspiration, visit our expert advice decor and inspiration page.
You can also use these table centerpiece ideas at pre-wedding events, such as engagement parties and bridal showers. Find more tips on how to get started on wedding planning at Zola.