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Set the scene for a gorgeous wedding reception with our ideas for fresh, flower-filled centerpieces. The materials and flowers used in your centerpieces are great launching points for the rest of your wedding decorations.
Create a glamorous reception table with a cluster of small flower arrangements and chic antique gold bowls. To accent the flowers, choose soft greenery like sage leaves.
This stunning arrangement is sure to steal the scene. To get the look, cluster coordinate groups of flowers together and stack. Here we used pink peonies, sea hollies, purple poppies, mums, and bluebells.
Hydrangeas bloom profusely in summer, making them a good, inexpensive flower for warm-weather weddings. This centerpiece was created in an interesting urn, showcasing only vibrant purple hydrangeas.
Enlist a friend to help assemble your wedding centerpieces with loose flowers from the florist. It's a fabulous way to save money, and with our tips, it's so easy to do.
This simple DIY centerpiece starts with an outdoor planter made from cement. To finish the look, we simply planted coordinating succulents and added a mercury-glass votive.
Alternating tall and tiny flower arrangements adds interest to long tables at your wedding reception. Here, simple and colorful blooms and wildflowers pick up the unfussy air of the place settings.
Planning a summer wedding? Celebrate the jewel-tone beauty of the season by including a few fresh berry branches in your floral arrangements.
Trust us -- sparkling candlelight is all you need to make an unforgettable wedding centerpiece. They're easy to arrange, and the glow will last all night. Here, we wrapped the glass in paper to match the autumn wedding colors.
Make the most of fall's stunning foliage with this simple centerpiece. Simply mix cuttings from your prettiest fall trees with yellow flowers and candles.
Add drama and height to tables with a tall floral arrangement. To get the look, accent big blooms like roses with tall stalks of sea hollies, dill flowers, and foliage.
At this wedding reception, there was nary a leaf in sight. Big, round bouquets flush with peonies and daisies, set off by baby PeeGee hydrangeas, were placed in metal containers wrapped in brown dupioni-silk ribbon.
Stylish succulents are a simple way to top your reception tables. The individual plants can also double as party favors!
If your wedding look is soft romance, try an tulip bouquet. Cut the tulips short and arrange them tightly so they stay upright. We used a gradient of romantic colors, including soft pink and lavender.
Stretch purchased flowers further with this easy-to-assemble centerpiece. To create the look, gather blue vases in all shapes and sizes. We like to stick to one or two stems per vase.
Mixed flowers arranged in clusters form this unique centerpiece. Peach roses, hydrangea, zinnias, and yellow orchids have a bright, abundant look that is perfect for a summer wedding.
This stunning fall centerpiece starts with succulents and is finished with a variety of grasses. A burlap ribbon completed the look and adds a touch of earthiness.
A cement planter allows whimsical white and green flowers to shine in this organic arrangement. To create this look, keep your flower arrangement loose and romantic.
Berry-laden viburnum branches, harvested from a backyard garden, form a beautifully unstudied backdrop for a dozen yellow roses. This is a lovely centerpiece for a casual rehearsal dinner or a bridal shower.
All it takes to create this stunning sphere is grocery-store green button mums and a floral foam ball. To assemble, simply push the cut stems into the shape and arrange on a vase or candlestick.
Silver julep cups, like this one, are a popular way to arrange small wedding centerpieces. You might place three to five around a tall candelabra, or space several down the length of a rectangular table. Cut some of the blooms short enough so they sit on the lip of the vase and insert a few stems of frothy filler flowers for interest.
Sometimes bigger is better. Make a bold statement with oversize blooms, such as peonies, in a striking color like deep ruby.
Artichokes, broccoli, and kale enhance an arrangement of roses in this elegant wedding centerpiece. Using veggies among your flowers is a great way to cut costs and add unexpected colors and textures.
This romantic arrangement couldn't be easier thanks to long-stemmed tulips, daffodils, and carnations. When placed in a tall vase, they give the centerpiece a loose, effortless look.