50 Wedding Centerpiece Ideas We Love
As you're planning your wedding, you'll likely need to put some thought into how you'll decorate your reception. While most couples opt for floral arrangements—which they place in the center of their tables—the options extend far beyond simple bundles of one kind of bloom. With so many flower varieties out there, plus a whole spectrum of petal shades, choosing blossoms for your centerpieces can be overwhelming. Plus, not all brides and grooms want to use flowers at all—some choose to work with other elements, like candles. How can you decide on the right decorations for your celebration's color scheme and theme?
There are a few decisions you'll have to make before settling on one or more centerpiece designs. First, you'll need to decide what palette you want to work with. Second, you'll need to decide what you're using, whether that means picking flowers or non-floral alternatives. The season can play a role in the selection process, as not all blooms are available at all times of year. The vibe of the rest of your event also matters—you probably don't want modern centerpieces if the rest of your affair is vintage-inspired.
To help you find the perfect fit for your wedding, we've rounded up a list of 50 different centerpiece ideas. This roundup includes colors like red, pink, and purple, plus flowers like roses, peonies, and dahlias. There are also flower-less options, like garlands of greenery. Discover what your options are and get inspired for your own décor.
The bride's father painted and mounted the wooden table numbers, and Munster Rose arranged dinnerplate dahlias (the day's signature bloom), ranunculus, hellebores, roses, and variegated hydrangea in gold pedestal vases and surrounded the centerpieces with gold mercury-glass votive holders.
At this wedding, the couple's head table was adorned with tall and fragrant cascading floral centerpieces of ivy, Florida beauty, eucalyptus, thyme, pittosporum, oregano, rosemary, dahlias, patience and Juliette roses, and hydrangeas, arranged in candelabras—the oval tables had low centerpieces placed in white cast iron urns, all from Chestnut and Vine.
At this intimate vow renewal, a table for four was set on a slab marble and featured a bright centerpiece of florals, including roses, daffodils, ranunculus, and camellias, in many varying shades of orange.
Moon Canyon Flowers designed an arrangement of air plants and flowers, using the colors of the sunset for inspiration at this desert wedding, and mixed the foliage with tealights to dress up the round tables.
At this rainbow-themed wedding, each table was decorated with a monochrome centerpiece, except for the head table, which featured an ombré arrangement from Sinclair & Moore highlighting all of the day's signature shades.
Twigg Botanicals used brass pedestal vessels of acacia, freesia, amaryllis, stock, spirea, roses, ranunculus, and ferns to anchor the tables at this coastal wedding.
Garlands of ilex berries, ivory pillar candles in mercury-glass votive holders, and winter branches ran down the middle of the reception tables at this winter wedding, but arrangements of tulips, amaryllis, poppies, ranunculus, poppies, roses, astilbe, and greenery from Poppy Lane Design set in stone compotes were the main display.
Beatrice garden roses, Carmel Antique garden roses, chocolate cosmos, and fall foliage including beech leaves and hops vines celebrated the season at this destination wedding in the Irish countryside.
Marble, glass, and terracotta vessels held potted plants, unique greenery, and flowers such as hydrangea, protea, bottlebrush, ranunculus, and poppies from Bows + Arrows. Terracotta pots were also hanging from the rafters, and antlers and rock crystals added more color and texture to the tables.
This bride collected 30 teapots from various garage sales, antique stores, and estate sales across Wisconsin and Minnesota, and filled the pots with spring blooms and surrounded the arrangements with gold votives from Target. The flower arrangements doubled as favors for the guests. "I was happy to see our flowers not go to waste or get thrown away," said the bride.
Philosophy Flowers created this overflowing centerpiece for a lakeside rehearsal dinner featuring bay leaves, ranunculus, pomegranates, wildflowers, scabiosas, and passion vine as well as a variety of roses including hot cocoa, cinnamon spice, and distant drum.
The bride's favorite flower, peonies, made several appearances throughout the wedding, and of course showed up in the gorgeous centerpiece. Along with the peonies, silver vases were filled with dahlias, hydrangeas, astilbe, berries, and foliage like Italian ruscus and seeded eucalyptus, all from Dina Touwani of Flora Lines.
The long tables at this summer wedding on the coast held petite arrangements of pink and red blooms designed by Peartree Flowers.
Purple and Orange Centerpieces
At this tropical Hawaiian wedding, each reception table held arrangements from Inviting Occasion featuring purple hydrangea, irises, allium, scabiosa pods, campanula, ranunculus, lisianthus, clematis, and roses, set in wooden bowls.
Centerpieces from Beargrass Gardens used the deeper jewel-toned hues of this Montana wedding to add a pop of color to the reception tent. Garden roses, ranunculus, pieris japonica, dahlias, privet berry, scabiosa, foraged dogwood foliage, Quicksand and Sahara roses, white majolica spray roses, seeded eucalyptus, acacia foliage, and scented geranium were arranged in brass-footed compotes with plums and crab apples from the trees in the bride's parents' backyard scattered along the table.
Art Deco-Inspired Centerpieces
These tall, scroll-like gold vessels held gardenias and ferns from Mindy Rice, and gave the white tables a glamourous Art Deco vibe.
For their vintage tiki-inspired wedding, this couple enlisted Jaclyn Journey to create centerpieces of of garden roses, scabiosa, fringe tulips, poppies, protea, sweet peas, carnations, privet berries, hyacinth, and geranium leaves, flanked by brass candles and fruit.
Centerpieces from Amy Osaba were comprised of sunflowers, lots of greenery, and white ranunculus at this wedding in Georgia.
Groupings of red dahlias, coral ranunculus, greenery, blush roses, and thistle from Statice Floral were lit up by candles in hobnail glass votives.
Tables at this welcome dinner were set with boxes filled with peonies, roses, protea, pieris buds, and succulents from Bare Root Flora. Silver-painted antlers gave the arrangements a desert, boho edge.
These bright and cheery centerpieces made by the groom's sister Tammy Hanson and mother, Carol, were arranged with five different varieties of dahlias, garden roses, tea roses, spray roses, crab apple branches, rose hip branches, seeded eucalyptus, and raspberry leaves. The flowers were all grown at local farms in Washington and Oregon.
Inviting Occasions used textile napkins and tropical flowers including gloriosa lilies, orchids, ferns, and roses, to add vibrant pops of color against the wooden, copper, and candlelit elements of the reception table. White tea light candles in round, clear vases were hung above the table in macramé made of cowrie shell to give an elegant, bohemian feel to the occasion.
At this wedding in North Carolina, the couple chose to display farm-fresh ingredients like home-grown carrots and baby golden beets in their centerpieces, arranged in terracotta urns.
At this Tuscan wedding, floral arrangements of garden roses, sweetheart roses, snowberries, sweet peas, and olive leaves from Hey Gorgeous Events were placed on a soft-gray silk table runner beside candles of varying sizes and bunches of grapes foraged from the property.
Nicolette Camille Floral Design created centerpieces of garden roses, foxgloves, young blueberries, sweet peas, and heuchera and arranged them in mixed-metal footed compotes for an effortlessly romantic feel.
Mi Mi Design created these reception tables centerpieces, arranging antique garden roses, peegee hydrangeas, mini carnations, and jasmine in gold mercury-glass compotes.
White lacquered tables held centerpieces of tulips, hydrangeas, and maidenhair ferns from Mindy Rice along with life-sized porcelain parrots and gold starburst napkin holders to play up this wedding's Dorothy Draper-inspired vibe.
Tables at this Maine wedding were set with centerpieces arranged by Watershed Floral in mercury glass vases, mint julep cups, and bud vases under glass cloches. The flowers included hydrangeas, dahlias, magnolia leaves, thistle, blackberry branches, African violets, and other assorted potted plants in shades of blue and green.
Archway of Florals
Connie Cissell created these arrangements of roses, amaranthus, hydrangeas, freesia, and cymbidium orchids, and surrounded the florals with floating candles in tall glass vessels and small votives. Large arches made of garlands covered in greenery, flowers, and hanging votives, reached from table to table—a nod to famed Gateway Arch in St. Louis where this couple is originally from.
Vases of ranunculus, lilacs, bearded irises, peonies, passion vine and mock orange designed by Saipua added pops of color against wooden tables and white linens.
For this flower free, industrial wedding, even designer Matthew Robbins noted that "the design was all about modern, clean shapes paired with wild, organic, textural elements. We used cut greenery for the centerpieces. A combination of various ferns, leaves, and foliage arranged in thin glass beakers, and gray taper candles set the tables."
This escort-card table centerpiece from Jerry Rose Floral & Event Design featured a white garden urn filled with hydrangeas, peonies, roses, snowball vibernum, delphinium, and dogwood.
Table décor at this Texas wedding included a variety of short and tall candlesticks in wood and brass, succulents in brass or wood bowls or even concrete vases, as well as small floral arrangements in concrete or rope-covered glass vases, all from Wow Factor Floral.
Centerpieces of lemons, white hydrangeas, yellow roses, chamomile, kale, ivy, and dusty miller from Connie Cissell of CC Blumen, popped against the black-and-white striped tablecloth at this St. Louis wedding.
Small arrangements of amaryllis, dahlias, ferns, and heirloom roses from Flower Wild ran down the long tables at this garden wedding in California.