34 Beautiful (and Budget-Friendly) Bridal Shower Centerpieces

Looking for some bridal shower centerpiece inspiration? We've rounded up our favorite chic and affordable ideas.
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The Knot
Updated Sep 10, 2020
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Bridal shower centerpieces are a great opportunity to get your celebration's theme across. And when it comes to picking them out, hosts have a few different options. Hiring a professional floral designer to create tablescapes can yield gorgeous results, but it isn't always in the budget. In that case, you might want to get crafty and DIY your own decor instead. (It's not hard, we promise.) Or, consider buying table decorations that double as favors or prizes.

If you're searching for ways to elevate your space without breaking the bank, we've got you covered. Check out these amazingly creative ideas for affordable bridal shower centerpieces and table decorations.

Bud Vases

acrylic bud vase bridal shower centerpiece

A grouping of bud vases with small florals can fill the same amount of space as a larger arrangement—but it requires fewer blooms. The acrylic finish of this set is a sleek touch, and the vessels can be reused as napkin rings.

Deco-Mate acrylic vase and bud vase set, from $30, Etsy.com

Faux Moss Planters

faux moss planter centerpiece

For a pretty garden party vibe at your bridal shower, fill these faux moss planters with fresh (or faux) flowers.

The Knot Shop faux moss and wicker mini favor planter with liner, $2, TheKnotShop.com

Candle Centerpieces

wooden lantern bridal shower centerpiece

This rustic lantern comes in loads of different colors to match the party's theme, from versatile neutrals to an eye-catching aqua shade. Decorate it with greenery and flowers for a romantic bridal shower centerpiece idea.

GFT Woodcraft reclaimed wood candle lantern, from $25, Etsy.com

Wicker Baskets

wicker flower basket bridal shower centerpiece

Baskets add natural texture to your table decor and offer a lovely roughed-up contrast to delicate bridal shower flowers.

The Knot Shop tapered wicker basket with white wash and liner, from $9, TheKnotShop.com

Photo Cubes

Photo Cubes

Celebrate the bride by collecting photos of her through the years (include lots of pics of her with her future spouse, of course), and have them printed on photo cubes you can use to decorate tables. Bonus: These make great keepsake gifts for the guest of honor!

Shindigz 4x4 photo cube centerpiece, $10, Shindigz.com

Candy Jars

Candy jar bridal shower centerpiece

Fill a few jars of different heights with some sweet treats. Voilà—you've got a colorful bridal shower centerpiece and dessert.

The Knot Shop large glass apothecary candy jar, from $30, TheKnotShop.com

Fall Accents

velvet pumpkin bridal shower centerpiece ideas

If the bride loves all things autumnal and pumpkin spice, then these velvet centerpieces should be right up her alley.

Your Heart's Content small velvet pumpkins, $25 for a set of 3, Etsy.com

Modern Planters

geometric terrarium bridal shower centerpiece

A geometric shape makes this planter feel ultramodern. Fill it with rocks and a plant, a candle, fairy lights or whatever else you dream up.

Vallari Decor glass geometric terrarium, from $5, Etsy.com

Sparkly Branches

glittery branches centerpiece

Planning a winter bridal shower? Decorate tables with tall vases filled with these sparkly faux birch branches.

Christmas House artificial glitter iced berry branches, $36 for a set of 36, DollarTree.com

Mason Jars

mason jar vases

Searching for rustic bridal shower centerpieces? Mason jars are an excellent choice. Pretty them up with some loose bouquets of flowers with different textures and shapes.

The Knot Shop vintage inspired mason jar set in wire holder, from $19 for a set of 3, TheKnotShop.com

Birdcage Centerpieces

Bird Cage

A birdcage makes an elegant bridal shower centerpiece. For pops of color, add fresh flowers, moss balls or another vase filler inside. Or, use it to store cards.

Oriental Trading medium white bird cage, $36, OrientalTrading.com

Table Numbers

wooden table numbers

Seating a larger guest list? Wooden table numbers will keep everybody organized, all while adding a bit of rustic charm to your bridal shower.

My Wedding Favors Beautiful Botanics wooden table numbers, $24 for a set of 12, MyWeddingFavors.com

Faux Succulents

mini faux succulents

These little faux succulents will brighten up any space. Place them alongside your table settings and let guests take them home as bridal shower favors.

The Knot Shop small faux succulent plants, $24 for a set of 6, TheKnotShop.com

Tin Pails

galvanized tin flower bucket with handle

Galvanized buckets are instantly dressed up with the addition of fresh blooms. These are an elegant way to create tall bridal shower flower arrangements.

David's Bridal galvanized tin flower bucket with handle, from $6, DavidsBridal.com

Standing Frames

standing frame shower centerpiece

Choose a frame that displays photos on both sides for bridal shower table decorations. That way, all guests can get a glimpse of the menu, engagement photos, table numbers, artwork or whatever else you decide.

IKEA REVSUND frame, $6, IKEA.com

Custom Lanterns

customized lantern centerpiece

A grouping of lanterns creates a stylish bridal shower tablescape, and it's extra perfect for an outdoor event. Add candles to create an ambient glow. The customized detail on this centerpiece is especially sweet.

Ocean Avenue Creations customized lantern, $20, Etsy.com

Faux Botanicals

eucalyptus spray centerpiece

This trendy faux spray looks realistic and is reusable for other events—or for decorating your home! Talk about a multipurpose bridal shower centerpiece.

World Market faux eucalyptus spray, $8, WorldMarket.com

Rustic Vases

mason jar vases

Bridal shower centerpieces that involve mason jars are effortlessly romantic. You can order these table decorations with flowers already added, or fill them yourself.

Bellaphant Designs painted mason jar vase, from $9, Etsy.com

Wine Bottle Table Numbers

wine bottle table numbers

If you're having a lot of tables and plan on numbering them, use wine bottles as markers for a fun bridal shower table idea. These wine labels can be customized with numbers and event info. You can even use the vino as prizes for game winners.

The Knot Shop classic table number wine label, $10 for a set of 12, TheKnotShop.com

Umbrella Decor

umbrella bridal shower centerpiece

Place these parasols on your tables and fill them with flowers. Or, for a unique approach, hang them from the ceiling! Now those are bridal shower centerpieces that'll really wow.

The Knot Shop antiqued Battenburg lace parasol, $18, TheKnotShop.com

Tiered Servers

tiered cupcake stand

Want to go simple? An elegant tiered server filled with canapes, macarons or cupcakes can make an eye-catching bridal shower centerpiece. Plus, it encourages guests to dig in.

Sweese 3-tier porcelain cupcake stand, $29, Amazon.com

Tea Party Centerpieces

tea party vases

Planning a tea party bridal shower? We love this unique bud vase that looks like a teapot and teacups.

Kate Aspen Tea Time Whimsy ceramic bud vase, from $8, KateAspen.com

Tropical Signs

tropical centerpiece sticks

Pre-printed bridal shower signs are an easy way to gussy up tables without a lot of fuss. Place them in mason jars or vases, or attach them to small stands to create instant bridal shower centerpieces on a budget.

Oriental Trading gold pineapple bridal shower centerpiece sticks, $7 for a set of 3, OrientalTrading.com

Pretty Candleholders

gold votives

Votive holders with vintage flair add character to bridal shower tables. Fill them with glowing candles or use them as bud vases for an understated idea for bridal shower centerpieces.

World Market square white Capiz tealight holders, $6 for a set of 2, WorldMarket.com

Romantic Greenery

heart succulents

These little guys are an easy way to add greenery to your table decorations. Plus, they double as adorable gifts for the winners of your bridal shower games!

World Market faux succulents in heart planters, $30 for a set of 2, WorldMarket.com

Colorful Lighting

rainbow lighting

Add a pop of color to your table decor with these fairy light-filled bottles. They're sure to set the mood for an enchanting bridal shower.

Star Lights in a Bottle rainbow lighted bottles, from $12 each, Etsy.com

Ornamental Trays

ornamental tray

A detailed tray can be topped with pretty votives to create an antique-style bridal shower table decoration.

The Knot Shop rustic wood decorative tray with ornamental handles, $15, TheKnotShop.com

Honey Favors

honey bridal shower centerpiece

Lovely favors—such as honey jars with stylish personalized labels—can be grouped together on a cake stand or tiered server and used as a unique bridal shower centerpiece.

ModParty honey bridal shower favors, $44 for a set of 12, Etsy.com

Log Votives

log votives centerpieces

These unique birch tea light holders add warmth to wedding shower centerpieces. They'd be ideal for any sort of outdoors-themed event.

Sean Raine Designs birch bark log tea light holders set, from $23 for a set of 3, Etsy.com

Letters to the Bride

letters to the bride

Place this thoughtful book at the center of one long table for guests to pass around during the festivities.

Portside Paper letters to the bride book, from $45, Etsy.com

Chalkboard Stakes

chalkboard place cards

Add personalization to floral bridal shower centerpieces with these chalkboard stakes. Write table numbers, sweet sayings or congratulatory wishes to the bride.

Vintage Blooming small chalkboard table stands, $20 for a set of 5, Etsy.com

Enamel Pitchers

enamel pitcher centerpiece

Add French country flair to your space with pretty Provençal pitchers. May we recommend some fluffy hydrangeas or pretty lavender to place inside? (FYI: If you buy them in bulk, you can score a discount!)

The Knot Shop French Provençal style enamel pitcher, from $14, TheKnotShop.com

Mini Lanterns

miniature lanterns

These miniature lanterns add a touch of whimsy to your bridal shower centerpieces, and can even double as favors for your bridal shower if you want.

Kate Aspen white hexagon mini lantern, from $25 for a set of 6, KateAspen.com

Neutral Runners

rustic table runner for bridal shower

Something as simple as a runner could add the extra charm your tables need. We love the country feel of this rustic burlap option.

The Ruffled Daisy burlap table runner, from $30, Etsy.com

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