An easy way to elevate your wedding reception décor? Decorate tables with beautiful centerpieces. Whether floral or nonfloral, wedding centerpieces are one of the biggest opportunities for an impactful décor moment. Think about it: Yes, your bouquet and your groom's boutonniere are important, but all of your guests will get up close and personal with the centerpiece at their table. Thankfully, we have hundreds of ideas and inspiration for table centerpieces, and the arrangements don't have to be complicated to make a statement. Our simple wedding centerpieces—some as basic as single flowers in various jars and vases—provide an understated focal point without getting in the way of guests' conversations and food. Plus, for the crafty bride, or the bride on a budget, we have countless DIY centerpiece ideas. Another great option? Overhead decorations, which are essentially wedding centerpiece alternatives that are suspended from the ceiling. If you're enamored with floral centerpieces, check out our ideas curated by color palette and theme. From feminine pinks and romantic purples to cheery yellows and traditional whites, we have all the wedding colors and styles covered. Flowers not your thing? Don't worry! We have showstopping minimalist centerpiece ideas with nary a petal in sight. Try decorating your table with simple votive candles, lanterns, stones, or seashells for nonfloral centerpieces that still provide ambience and tie in your wedding theme and colors. No matter if you are having a fall wedding or a summer wedding, looking for tall arrangements or low arrangements, we'll help you find the right wedding centerpieces to set your tables in style.
29 Simple Wedding Centerpieces
Easy enough to create on your own, pretty enough to look like you didn't.AdvertisementAdvertisementGallery
23 Totally Chic Vintage Centerpieces
Add a little old-world charm to your wedding centerpieces with vintage-inspired and antique accents.
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68 Candle CenterpiecesLight up your wedding reception with these candle centerpiece ideas.
26 DIY Wedding Centerpieces We LoveCelebration décor can be as inventive as you like—and simple to tackle on your own.
75 Great Wedding CenterpiecesDecorate your reception tables with one of these gorgeous flower ideas.
18 Non-Floral Centerpiece Ideas for a WeddingGet inspired by these unexpected ways to decorate you reception.
65 White Wedding CenterpiecesSee how real couples placed their own spin on the classic white wedding.
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25 Wedding Centerpieces Bursting with Fruits and VegetablesThink outside the blossom with these inspired ideas for bountiful arrangements.Gallery
Find the Best Flower for Your Wedding Color Palette
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15 Protea Wedding Bouquets and Arrangements
Bouquet inspiration from your favorite exotic flower.Post
How to Plan a Wedding with Absolutely No Flowers
Yes, you read that right! Brides are embracing completely flowerless weddings.Post
A Seriously Stunning (and New!) Way to Use Wedding Flowers
Brittany Asch of Brrch, a floral studio in New York City, showed us how to create a gorgeous floral table, and it's easier than you might think! Using peonies, roses, magnolias, and poppies, you can create a stunning illusion of eating on a bed of flowers. Pro tip: Have someone strong helping you out, as you're going to need to lift a sizable piece of acrylic to get this one done.Post
How To: DIY Plaster-Dipped Vessel Centerpieces
One lush, overflowing centerpiece creates an unforgettable tablescape and lets you keep everything else spare and simple. This arrangement of hellebores, andromeda, garden roses, dahlias, clematis, delphiniums, and porcelain vines is displayed in a custom compote that's actually just a footed bowl dipped in plaster.Gallery
11 Ways to Tie the Knot at Your Wedding (Literally)!
They've become a classic symbol of marriage, so why not use them to decorate your wedding?Post
Statement Making FloralsSearching for an easy way to make a big impact at your wedding? Use flowers in creative ways! From flower walls to runners, here are a few my favorite floral ideas.Post
Milk Bottle Flower Vase Centerpieces
Reception centerpieces don’t have to cost a fortune. Easily turn inexpensive milk bottles into stylish focal points with Vintage Décor Paint from Martha Stewart Crafts, and add seasonal flowers to make them extra special.Post
Hand-Painted Fabric Vases
For a truly one-of-a-kind touch at your wedding, consider adding flower arrangements to these DIY vessels. New York-based event producer, designer, author, and Martha Stewart Weddings contributor David Stark shows you how.Post
Geometric Wooden Candleholders
Remember playing with wooden blocks as a kid—or learning to draw with them in art class? Those same educational toys can be transformed into modernist candleholders and centerpieces with a quick trip to the hardware store and a coat of paint.Post
Wrapped Branch Centerpiece
An arrangement of branches wrapped in seam binding and bedecked with fabric blooms makes for a minimalist look that holds maximum appeal.Post
Lengths of paper and ribbon coiled into airy circles and raindrops in yellow and white call to mind the spring’s mix of sun and showers.Post
Crepe Paper Flower Bulbs
These handmade blooms by David Stark Design are as unexpected as they are elegant—and they’re a cinch to make using basic tools and materials. “Planted” in a pot or vintage vessel, these works of art make a chic centerpiece or a fabulous gift for your bridal party that can be displayed long after your big day is over.Gallery
17 Overhead Wedding Decoration Ideas We Love
Elevate your tablescape—and rethink the chandelier—with one of these dangling pieces.Gallery
8 Pumpkin Décor Ideas for Fall Weddings
Forget the tricks; with these how-tos, it’s all about showcasing a treat at your reception.AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
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Sprinkle, Paint, and Apply! 3 DIY Ideas to Make Simple Glasses into Glowing Wedding Centerpieces
Put a personal stamp on your big-day table decor with these super-simple projects.Post
Glass Centerpiece with Sticker Motif
Create these glowing table decor ideas using simple containers and colored tape or adhesives.