16 Creative Non-Floral Centerpiece Ideas
Flowers and weddings tend to go hand in hand (who doesn't love bouquets, boutonnieres and flower girls?), but if you're not into petals, there's no rule saying you have to include them. While you also don't have to nix buds entirely, if you'd rather incorporate non-floral elements into your wedding décor, consider one of these alternatives for your centerpieces. We promise you won't miss the blooms one bit.
1. Love Stories
Stacks of vintage books make for great centerpieces, especially if you're going for an antique or eclectic feel. They're an easy way to add height to candles, and stacks of classics can effortlessly fill out the center of a table. Stencil an old book with a bold numeral for a centerpieces that double as table numbers.
2. Rustic Assortments
Fill various opaque vases, glass bottles and tin cans with wheat or branches for centerpieces, then set the table with handmade napkins, milk bottles and apples for an eclectic autumn fete with vintage flair.
3. Fruit Filling
When it comes to wedding details, playing with your food is definitely allowed. Vivid red pomegranates add an unexpected element to your table arrangements.
4. Giant Palms
Dramatic centerpieces make an impressive statement. Try out a combination of palms and banana leaves for lush, tropical tabletops that are bold, yet refined.
5. Under the Sea
Sourcing your décor from the sea will make your guests feel like they're right on the coast. Alternate shells with different colored coral and driftwood for diversity of color, shape and dimension.
6. Produce, Please
Highlight the organic shapes and vibrant colors of fresh fruits and veggies. Feature grapes, artichokes and cabbages for an abundant, rustic harvest theme.
7. Quiet Candlelight
There's nothing quite like candlelight to create a warm, intimate glow and put you, your guests and your reception space in a flattering light. Opt for unscented candles so the fragrance doesn't overwhelm the room.
8. Wine Lover
Save up all of those bottles from your Friday nights in and use them as table numbers. All you need is a bit of spray paint to make everything look polished.
9. Sail Away
Model sailboats make the perfect centerpiece for a nautical theme wedding with a navy color scheme.
10. Feathered Glam
Who doesn't love the 1920s? Plush feathers bring this era to life—and will put everyone in the party mood.
11. Mix and Match
Decorate each table a little differently, mixing up coffee cans, vases and colorful candlesticks. Have a blast scouring local antique shops and DIY-ing these fun accents.
12. Crystal Clear
If the glitz of the art deco aesthetic is your thing, you need gilded candelabras draped with crystals on your tabletops.
13. Table Themes
Name each table after a different fruit and work it into the centerpiece.
14. Edible Arrangements
Orange you glad you didn't use flowers? (Sorry, we had to.) Fill glasses, vases or bowls with citrus for naturally colorful focal points.
15. Fall Foliage
Use real leaves and dramatic branches in tall vases to create a cozy fall wonderland.
16. Feeling Peachy
Hit up your local farmers market for fresh produce. Use tins filled with moss and overflowing vines to add volume and a rustic farmhouse effect.