36 Simple Wedding Centerpieces
There are many reasons to decorate with simple wedding centerpieces. Using fewer flowers is typically less expensive than using large quantities of blooms, and these arrangements are generally less overwhelming than their bigger counterparts. This is an especially great choice when you want another part of the reception to be the main attraction. Of course, simple doesn't automatically mean subdued—sometimes the most stunning displays are those that do the most with the least. Minimalist décor is popular at modern weddings, and simple centerpieces can be a nice alternative to lush, overflowing blooms. Another great reason to go with less complex arrangements is if you want to make them on your own. DIYing flowers is surprisingly stress-free if you stick to certain designs.
Ahead, examples of wedding centerpieces that are easy to assemble, but don't look it. Each elegant arrangement is based on a different take of what "simple" means, whether that's a monochrome color palette, bundles featuring just one type of flower, displays that use accessible, common materials (think: Mason jars and candles), or casual, rustic assortments.
First, check out this cool display of stems in a mix of Penn + Fairmount, Jamali Garden, and other vases. If you like what you see, there's more inspiration where that came from. In fact, there's something here for every season and theme, plus any reception venue or table type. Best of all, if you aren't set on choosing one for your wedding, each pretty idea would work well for a rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, or other nuptial-related event instead.
These Stemz centerpieces were arranged by wrapping greenery around lanterns and placing flowers beside them in small, complementary vessels.
Pretty and Practical
Honey & Poppies filled these vases with crushed white glass and zerographica airplants. The tables were also decorated with seasonings for dinner.
Wild and Bottled
White Full Bloom floral centerpieces sat alongside candles at this wedding. They were styled on top of wooden slabs.
Thrifted candlesticks made from mixed metals were combined with greenery for striking Bowman & Clark centerpieces at this celebration.
At this Themeworks wedding, small candles were placed in glowing rows down the centers of the tables.
These wildflower arrangements by Seaberry Farm were bright, simple, and charming.
These shabby-chic DIY centerpieces were made using spotted cloth and Whole Blossoms flowers stuffed into metal cups.
Organic flower arrangements were placed in simple glass vessels for this destination wedding on the English countryside.
Assorted clear vases were clustered down the center of these reception tables. Each The Nouveau Romantics arrangement held a few blooms, such as foxglove, begonia foliage, thistle, ranunculus, and umbrella fern. Vintage crystal candleholders and white taper candles were also added to the mix.
Each of these vintage glass bottles was filled with a single type of flower. The Kate Parket Designs arrangements lended a pastoral look to the wooden tables.
A Touch of Glamour
Mason Jar Collection
Red Door Event and Design kept the centerpieces minimal for this wedding reception so they wouldn't detract from the natural surroundings. Jars were filled with white stock flowers and roses and placed in small clusters.
Complementing a rustic barn venue, DIY arrangements of eucalyptus leaves, carnations, lavender, and cotton blooms were housed in various glass vessels, while gold-painted pomegranates accented these reception tables.
A Cheerful Display
Arrangements of dahlias, 'Majolica' roses, scented geranium, gomphrena, snap dragon, and exploding grass dotted the tables at this wedding reception and fit the vibe on Martha's Vineyard.
Cream and white dried ammobiums set in Mason jars and tied with twine created a down-home look for an autumn wedding on the West Coast.
Tall cobalt-blue vases filled with white orchids (by Celestine's Special Occasions) looked striking in this seaside Florida setting.
String Lights and Flowers
At this cool city wedding, the wooden reception tables' Sidra Forman centerpieces included cloches filled with string lights plus plates of flowers.
Artisan Bloom filled these low vases with seeded eucalyptus, garden roses, lisianthus, freesia, hellebores, anemone, and andromeda flowers.
These bold floral arrangements in metallic vases were crafted by Sarah's Garden.
For this art-themed wedding, empty paint cans were filled with Sendick's Home flowers that matched the tablecloths.
These tables were set with gorgeous garden flowers arranged by Bows and Arrows.
A little bit of this and a little bit of that. This wedding's Bows and Arrows centerpieces had a mix of marble, glass, and terracotta vessels that were filled with interesting greenery and flowers.
Philosophy Flowers loosely arranged these overflowing blooms into simple pots.
Breathtaking Hana Floral Design arrangements of dahlias, peonies, roses, sweet peas, and herbs graced these dinner tables.