Wedding Centerpiece Ideas That Are Instagram-Worthy

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by Maddy Sims
Wedding Centerpieces
PHOTO BY JULIETA;TARA BIELECKI PHOTOGRAPHY;Julie Mikos - Photographer

You've likely thought through what you're serving to your guests for your wedding menu. But you'll also need to consider the wedding décor. Your guests will be enjoying the food, but they'll also be looking at your wedding centerpieces throughout the night. If you're stumped on what to do for the tablescape, we rounded up 57 wedding centerpiece ideas to help you get inspired. Whether you want a floral centerpiece or a collection of vintage books, we have ideas for every kind of couple (and every kind of wedding). 

Whatever style you end up choosing, keep in mind you'll want your guests to be able to see and speak to each other. Work with a professional florist or your expert wedding planner to come up with a plan that looks amazing and allows for conversation. See 57 wedding centerpieces that are totally Instagram-worthy, below.

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Simple Wedding Centerpieces

Among your place settings, food, table numbers and escort cards, your tablescapes are rife with dinnerware. Keep your centerpiece simple instead, opting for a minimalist setup. Here are several simple wedding flower centerpieces or greenery wedding centerpieces, below.

Wedding Centerpieces White and Green Roses
SABINE SCHERER PHOTOGRAPHY

White roses and green go together like you and your boo—they're a perfect match. Plus they work with any color palette or style.

Wedding Centerpieces hydrangea
BINARYFLIPS PHOTOGRAPHY

We love hydrangea wedding centerpieces because they're stunning and they smell amazing. The combination of white and blue is fresh and fun—particularly perfect for an outdoor celebration.

Wedding Centerpieces White and Green
PUREWHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

Mix small white blooms with your favorite greenery for a simple and pretty wedding centerpiece. Intersperse candles in between for a sophisticated touch.

Wedding Centerpieces Moss
EMILIA JANE PHOTOGRAPHY

This wedding centerpiece only requires a few flowers. Pair hydrangeas with peonies and add in greenery of your choice (we love the idea of moss here). It's a simple wedding centerpiece that looks intricate.

Wedding Centerpieces Driftwood
KATELYN PRISCO PHOTOGRAPHY

An easy way to amp up your wedding flower centerpiece? Add a driftwood accent to the bottom.

Wedding Centerpieces Dahlia
EMILY DELAMATER PHOTOGRAPHY

Let your dahlias (or flower of choice) shine by pairing them with delicate, tiny blossoms. We love the idea of incorporating darker hues to make the centerpiece a little more edgy.

Wedding Centerpieces chrysanthemums and eucalyptus
HYATT CENTRIC SANTA BARBARA

Keep your wedding centerpieces simple but interesting by playing with textures. Mix something soft (like chrysanthemums) with something edgy (like proteas) and something simple (like eucalyptus).

Wedding Centerpieces White and Red
SAWYER BAIRD

You can make a simple wedding centerpiece look complex by incorporating a bold color. We love the idea of mixing white and red together.

Wedding Centerpieces Wildflowers and Peonies
COLETTE KULIG PHOTOGRAPHY

For a simple, bohemian wedding centerpiece, sprinkle in wildflowers alongside bigger blooms (like peonies).

Wedding Centerpieces Greens and Baby's Breath
SARAH CANNING PHOTOGRAPHY

You don't have to have a ton of florals in your wedding centerpiece. Check out this design, which consists of greenery and baby's breath.

Wedding Centerpieces eucalyptus
ALLIE SIARTO & CO. PHOTOGRAPHY

Calling all minimalists. Place eucalyptus in glass jars for an effortlessly gorgeous centerpiece.

Wedding Centerpieces Ginger Jars
KATE HEADLEY

An easy way to achieve a simple, show-stopping wedding centerpiece is by using decorative vases. Pair with your favorite bold color for a Insta-worthy effect.

Wedding Centerpieces Single Stem
ART HAUS FOTO

Your wedding centerpiece doesn't have to be a full-on bouquet. Place one or two flowers in glass vases for understated and gorgeous table decor.

Wedding Centerpieces Rose Gold Vase
EMILY STEFFEN

Create a mini bouquet by using just one or two stems of each flower. Place in a colorful vase (like this rose gold one) for a perfectly petite wedding centerpiece.

Wedding Centerpieces Fruit
AWAKE PHOTOGRAPHY

Here's a creative wedding centerpiece idea: use fresh fruit. If your wedding location is known for its apples, pears or grapes, it's a cute way to pay homage to the place you exchanged vows.

Wedding Centerpieces Moss and dark leaves
EMILY KIRKE PHOTOGRAPHY

Searching for a simple rustic wedding centerpiece? Consider this combination of moss, greenery and leaves.

Wedding Centerpieces Box of Tulips
AMBER GRESS PHOTOGRAPHY

Keep things simple by using one kind of flower. We love this adorably chic trough of tulips!

Wedding Centerpieces Simple Tropical
RUTH EILEEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Exchanging vows somewhere tropical? Consider using palm leaves for a beach wedding centerpiece. It's a creative way to personalize your wedding, and they'll capture the seaside vibe you're after.

Wedding Centerpieces Glass Terranium
ABBY JIU PHOTOGRAPHY

Amp up simple greens by placing them inside pretty terrariums.

Elegant Wedding Centerpieces

If you want to amp up your tablescape, consider one of these elegant wedding centerpieces. They'll bring the drama and glamour you're searching for—without blocking your guests' view.

Romantic pedestalled centerpiece idea
Aaron & Jillian Photography

Put your centerpieces on display with pedestal vases. They're perfect for arrangements with low-hanging elements like jasmine vine or seeded eucalyptus. If you're hosting a black-tie affair, opt for pedestals in silver or gold to elevate the blooms.

Wedding Centerpieces Tall Topical
KEN TAN PHOTO

Nothing says elegance like orchids. Combine them with tropical greens for the ultimate beach wedding centerpiece.

Wedding Centerpieces Gradient Colors
JENELLE KAPPE PHOTOGRAPHY

Combine different shades of roses for a pretty gradient effect. Complement with greens of your choice.

Wedding Centerpieces Blush Candles
PHOTO BY JULIETA

Elegant, but never boring. Match your candles to the colors of your flowers for a sophisticated-yet-chic effect.

Wedding Centerpieces Elegant Boho
MATTHEW MOORE PHOTOGRAPHY

Create a unique wedding centerpiece by combining roses with anthuriums and ferns.

Wedding Centerpieces Box of Roses
JODI DANIEL #FUNCANDIDWEDDINGS

Capture rustic elegance by placing pastel-colored blooms in a wooden box.

Wedding Centerpieces Glass Bottles
JESSICA BORDNER PHOTOGRAPHY

Aiming for a vintage vibe? Use colored glass bottles for a unique and elegant wedding centerpiece.

Wedding Centerpieces Leaves and Flowers
MOLLIE C. PHOTOGRAPHY

Mix wildflowers, leaves and greenery together in a pretty vase for an elegant, bohemian wedding centerpiece.

Wedding Centerpieces Lantern and Greens
ALCHEMY CREATIVE

If you're aiming for a super-rustic vibe but don't want to lose sophistication, accent lanterns with pretty greenery.

Wedding Centerpieces Dark and Moody
GIANNIDINATALE PHOTOGRAPHY

Let your dark and moody color palette shine by incorporating lots of greenery and a few bright blooms.

Wedding Centerpieces Bright Colors
CRAIG PAULSON STUDIO

Bright colors can still be elegant. Group similar colored-flowers together and accent them with a sheer runner and votive candles.

Wedding Centerpieces Vivid Colors
MEEWMEEW STUDIOS

For jewel-toned flowers, the key is to make one flower the focus and surround it with smaller blooms. We love the idea of using a metallic vase for extra elegance.

Wedding Centerpieces Monochrome
APOLLO FOTOGRAFIE {PHOTO + VIDEO}

Make a whimsical floral arrangement look elegant by using monochromatic blooms.

Wedding Centerpieces Sunflowers and Dahlias
KATHERINE SALVATORI PHOTOGRAPHY

Sunflowers and daisies can become elegant with the help of hydrangeas and pretty greenery.

Wedding Centerpieces Orange Candles
REBECCA YALE PHOTOGRAPHY

Pair dahlias and peonies together for an undeniably elegant wedding centerpiece.

Wedding Centerpieces Yellow and Orange Flowers
BEAUMONDE ORIGINALS

Sunny, bright hues like yellow and orange can appear elegant when mixed with gorgeous greens.

Tall candlesticks with low white hydrangea centerpieces
SMS Photography

There's something so timeless about an all-white reception with natural greenery. Add some ambience to a formal table with long, elegant taper candles. Pair the candlesticks with lush, but low, centerpieces to create a real wow factor.

Tall Wedding Centerpieces

Want to do something unexpected for your wedding centerpieces? Consider tall wedding centerpieces. While they're normally associated with glamorous ballroom settings, they work for a variety of venues and styles. We rounded up tall boho wedding centerpieces, romantic wedding centerpieces and greenery wedding centerpieces.

Wedding Centerpieces Tall and Tropical
KEN TAN PHOTO

Orchids look best when they're hanging down, which is why a tall wedding centerpiece is perfect for them. Lift them up and combine them with tropical greens and colorful blooms for a picturesque wedding table.

Wedding Centerpieces Tall Branches
MIKI & SONJA PHOTOGRAPHY

Tall, thin branches are perfect for cold-weather nuptials in particular. It's a unique and pretty tall wedding centerpiece idea.

Wedding Centerpieces Tall White and Green
RACHEL HAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

Elevated white and green florals are the perfect mix of simple and glam.

Wedding Centerpieces Tall Greens
VALORIE DARLING PHOTOGRAPHY

You can still create a rustic wedding centerpiece and go tall. Consider draping greenery atop wooden structures for a chic vibe.

LIFELONG PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

Another great beach wedding centerpiece idea? Tall palm leafs. It creates the effect of mini palm trees—how cute is that?

ORANGE PHOTOGRAPHIE

Make your tall wedding centerpieces rustic by incorporating wooden details.

Wedding Centerpieces Tall Boho
KATHERINE SALVATORI PHOTOGRAPHY

Here's a boho wedding centerpiece your guests won't forget. The curly branches, draped flowers and hanging candles create a piece that's chic and unique.

Wedding Centerpieces Tall Cherry Blossom
AUDRA WRISLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

If blush is one of your wedding colors, consider a tall wedding centerpiece filled with cherry blossoms.

Wedding Centerpieces Tall Pampas Grass
TARA BIELECKI PHOTOGRAPHY

This arrangement, with greenery and pampas grass, makes for the ultimate boho wedding centerpiece.

Hanging white hydrangea centerpieces
Bamber Photography

How can hanging flowers not wow you? Draw your guests eyes' upward with floral installations. Suspended hydrangeas mimic the table arrangements, while hanging candles add a romantic ambience.

Unique Wedding Centerpieces

Maybe flowers aren't for you. Good news: the options are endless when it comes to wedding centerpieces. With everything from books to kale to lollipops, we've got unique wedding centerpiece ideas that are just as creative and quirky as you and your S.O.

Wedding Centerpieces Gold Antlers
DIVINE LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

If you and your boo love the outdoors, pay homage to that with your wedding centerpieces. We love these cute gold antlers.

Wedding Centerpieces Wooden Stump
M2 PHOTOGRAPHY

Calling all camping couples. Show your love of nature with a wooden stump. It's a quirky and cute wedding centerpiece idea.

Wedding Centerpieces Seasonal Fruit
KATHERINE O'BRIEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Here's a unique fall wedding centerpiece. Use seasonal fruit—pomegranates, grapes and figs—and greenery.

Wedding Centerpieces Spiky Flowers
ELVIRA KALVISTE PHOTOGRAPHY

Go bold. Use spiky-looking flowers for an edgy-yet-pretty wedding centerpiece.

Wedding Centerpieces Seasonal Vegetables
DAN STEWART PHOTOGRAPHY

If you're incorporating seasonal or local produce, let it have the spotlight. Accent it with simple and sparse arrangement in a glass bottle.

Boxed succulent centerpiece
Jocelyn Filley Photography

Succulents add texture to an all-flower arrangement. Pair them with classic blooms, like roses, dahlias and seeded eucalyptus, to keep the arrangement from veering too desert chic. Low, boxed centerpieces allow for easy conversation among guests.

Antique book centerpiece with low purple flowers
Julie Mikos - Photographer

Add an antique touch to your florals by stacking some old books in the center of your tables. Pair with brass candleholders and simple tapers for a classic style. Bonus: When you add accessories to the table, you can pare down on your blooms—instant savings.

Grass gerbera daisy centerpieces
Hudson River Photographers

Give your arrangement a just-picked look by adding florals to a base of wheatgrass. You can use fewer stems while still creating a lush centerpiece. We love this style for a garden wedding or even a backyard bridal shower.

Organic kale centerpieces
Daphne and Dean

Edible arrangements are having a moment. We love the addition of ornamental kale and berries to this rustic centerpiece. Play with in-season vegetables and fruits or even give a nod to your dinner menu with your edible additions.

Nautical-themed rose centerpieces
Shannon Moffit Photography

Hosting a beachside affair? Keep the flowers simple and opt for statement lanterns. Thanks to glass panes, your candles will stay lit—even with a stiff ocean breeze. Soften the look with a few flowers or other nautical accessories.

Wedding Centerpieces Lollipops
B HULL PHOTOGRAPHY

How sweet it is. If you're not into flowers, consider using lollipops instead.

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