Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

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.

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    Cluster Mini Arrangements

    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.

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    Bold Floral Centerpiece

    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.

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    Coral and Mint Centerpiece

    The secret to this stunning tabletop? Coordinating colors like coral and mint. For an extra-special touch, add a mini-flower arrangement at each place setting.

    Styling Tip: We used a mix of vintage glassware to create this look.

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    Pink Peonies and Chocolate Brown Centerpiece

    Narrow Tuscan-style tables set the stage for this elegant wedding color combination -- chocolate brown table runner, pink peonies, and chartreuse menus.

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    Succulent Container

    These succulent arrangements add just enough color. Make a creative statement by planting the succulents in a rustic ceramic vase.

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    Easy Hydrangea Centerpiece

    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.

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    Arrange Your Own Wedding Flowers

    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.

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    Green and Gray Centerpiece

    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.

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    Mixed Vases Centerpiece

    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.

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    Spring Wedding Centerpiece

    Earthy clay vessels filled with soft blooms make ideal centerpieces for a wedding with a springy English-garden theme. Let moss wander down the table between each centerpiece for color and texture.

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    Berry Tones

    Planning a summer wedding? Celebrate the jewel-tone beauty of the season by including a few fresh berry branches in your floral arrangements.

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    Candle Centerpiece

    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.

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    Fresh Fall Centerpiece

    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. 

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    Pine Centerpiece

    Throwing a winter wedding? Use jewel tones to bring in warmth and color. Here, we filled wooden boxes with vibrant pine branches, Sicilian eggplants, and sparkling baubles for a luxe wedding look.

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    Tall Arrangement

    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.

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    Peonies and Daisies Centerpiece

    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.

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    Sweet Succulents

    Stylish succulents are a simple way to top your reception tables. The individual plants can also double as party favors!

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    All-Tulip Centerpiece

    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.

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    Breezy Blue Centerpiece

    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.

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    Mixed Bouquet Centerpiece

    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.

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    Green Floral Centerpieces

    Add interest to your reception space with centerpieces made with different blooms of the same color. The similar colors and vases give the look cohesion, but using many types of flowers lets you mix inexpensive and pricier blossoms.

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    Prairie Succulent Arrangement

    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.

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    Striking Cement Arrangement

    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.

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    Garden-Cut Wedding Centerpiece

    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.

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    Button Mum Topiary

    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.

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    Tiny Rose Centerpieces

    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.

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    Vibrant Orange Centerpieces

    Use low, medium, and high vases to add interest to your reception space. These clear vases are filled with icy-looking gel beads that hold water and make flower arranging easy.

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    Big Blooms Centerpiece

    Sometimes bigger is better. Make a bold statement with oversize blooms, such as peonies, in a striking color like deep ruby.

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    Vegetable-Filled Centerpiece

    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.

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    Arrange It Yourself

    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.

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    Fall Wedding Centerpiece

    For fall wedding decorations, look no further than your local market. Colorful leaves and fresh pumpkins and pears can run the length of each table. Make a runner out of ribbon and kraft paper to pull together the arrangement.

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    Cabbage Centerpiece

    Vibrant red cabbage is at it's best during fall and winter -- when flowers are hardest to find. Topped with a few deep red zinnias and placed in a rustic wood stand, cabbage makes a surprisingly elegant wedding centerpiece.

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