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, as well 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. Our selections includes colors like red, pink, and purple (and the pink-and-white option seen here) 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.
GreenPic'k mixed dark green foliage and dried florals into arrangements of peach and ivory blooms to add texture to the centerpieces.
Sit with Citrus
A simple reception centerpiece never looked better. Yellow lemons sat in bowls to brighten up this gathering.
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.
Petite and Pretty
Terra-cotta planters held beautiful blooms provided by Moon Canyon to create small centerpieces for this couple's wedding.
Tall centerpieces that mimicked olive trees lit from below with small LEDs bloomed from round tables at this couple's wedding. Meanwhile, taper candles in glass holders, teal glassware, and votives enhanced the overall luxe aesthetic. Anna Le Pley Taylor provided the florals.
Pink flowers anchor the centerpiece, while whisps of baby's breath add a touch of whimsy.
Tall flower arrangements by Max Owens Design displayed roses in varying shades of muted pinks and loads of greenery, which floated above guests as they dined.
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 tea lights to dress up the round tables.
Mindy Rice Floral & Event Design used locally sourced dahlias, tulips, delphinium, strawflower, ranunculus, and grevillea spilling from aged terra-cotta pots in this overflowing centerpiece.
Fall Color Palette
Designs by Ahn created this beautiful centerpiece, featuring anemones, roses, dahlias, and hydrangea.
For this wedding, Fleur de V filled silver containers with spirea, anemones, olive branches, clematis vine, larkspur, white scabosias, and sweet peas.
Roses, ranunculus, jasmine, sweet peas, flowering jasmine, maidenhair ferns, fritillaria, and chocolate cosmos from Amy Merrick were arranged in vintage-inspired pedestals at this winter wedding.
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, 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.
This bride wanted to make sure her guests were able to mingle during dinner, so she had Mindy Rice Design create these low arrangements of coral amaryllis, orange parrot tulips, succulents, roses, tangerine ranunculus, white freesia, and blush grevillea.
Farm tables with simple white runners and kraft-paper menus were adorned with lush centerpieces of peonies, ranunculus, garden roses, chamomile, delphiniums, blueberry vines, dusty miller, and sweet peas from The Green Vase.
Philosophy Flowers created this overflowing centerpiece for a lakeside rehearsal dinner featuring bay leaves, ranunculus, pomegranates, wildflowers, scabiosa, and passion vine as well as a variety of roses including hot cocoa, cinnamon spice, and distant drum.
Olive branches and arrangements of roses, blush oleander, hydrangeas, and eucalyptus from Martin Heard Designs surrounded ivory pillar candles in various sizes at this Croatian wedding.
Saipua created these gorgeous, overflowing white centerpieces that were flanked by individual pink florals in small votives.
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.
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 glamorous Art Deco vibe.