From elegant and grand to understated and delicate, centrepieces can really set the tone at a wedding reception.
Floral arrangements are an easy tie-in to the bridal party and wedding colours, but they can get a bit pricey—and feel a bit forgettable. If you’re looking for something other than flowers, here are a few alternative centrepiece ideas for your wedding.
- Pinwheels – a vase full of pinwheels in mix-and-match prints adds a whimsical touch
- Games – Give your guests something to do with different games and puzzles as centrepieces
- Terrariums – a fun DIY project for the particularly creative, terrariums can be filled with moss, ferns, flowers and even tiny figurines that complement your wedding theme
- Books – a stack of classic hardcover books with a framed favourite quote on top is simple and personal
- Tea set – a vintage tea set with just a few blooms inside the pot has an old-fashioned feeling
- Photos – vases full of branches with hanging photos or framed photos that double as table numbers works well
Seasonal fruits and vegetables
- Pomegranates and pinecones bring warm tones for a winter wedding
- Vibrant fruit, such as lemons, look stunning in pillar vases
- Autumn-hued or painted gourds are lovely for a fall wedding
- Bring dessert to your guests with a tier of cupcakes as the centrepiece
- Fill a fishbowl with candies that match your wedding colour
- Small bouquets of lollipops or cake pops can do double-duty as wedding favours