(Closed) Alternative to flower centerpieces

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

when is your wedding? i like this idea from martha stewart of using colorful fruits and/or vegetables, but i could only see it going with a kind of country themed wedding.

check out the marth stewart website though, they have tons of centerpiece ideas there!



Post # 4
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown

I’m using a combo of lemons and candles for my table deco.

Post # 5
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Here are a few pictures I found of lots of candles gathered together–

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Post # 7
681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

this is still along the lines of using flowers but what about some sort of potted plant


Post # 8
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Does your venue have anything you can use?  Sometimes they have votives and small vases you can use.  Then you could just put a few stems of fresh flowers in the vase.

Post # 9
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I like these – they are colored foam blocks you can mess around with them and something to put on top.

What about a clear vase filled with confetti like so (this stuff is ecofriendly) then maybe do one to 3 sunflowers popping out of the colored confetti

Big vase with colored water and floating flowers?

kind of like this:



Post # 10
355 posts
Helper bee

i’ve seen some cute things with cylander vases of green apples.

Post # 11
41 posts
  • Wedding: November 2009 - Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church (LaCoste, TX) and Mary Gray Events Center (Castroville, TX)

I second green apples, I’ve even seen apples spray painted with really glossy bold colors and just lined up down the table.  Very pop art minimalist.

Post # 12
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am going with candle lanterns surrounded with rose petals (cheap on fiftyflowers.com) with some scattered votives on the table



Post # 13
21 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

Fall mums in various inexpensive wicker baskets.

Or what about groupings of black and white pictures in colorful frames and different sizes. You could do pictures of places that you and the hubs find near and dear to your heart. Or special memories: proposal spot-first date- favorite restaurants-favorite vacations-inside jokes-or any other major events Or your engagement pictures always work too.

How about colorful vases with berry branches. Think bittersweet berries (I’ve heard they’re toxic if ingested) or curly willow branches. 

Post # 14
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with Ottawabride2011, Martha has  “50 Best Centerpieces” article that is jam packed with incredible ideas.  We’re doing the bare branch idea from that article.  Good luck!

Post # 15
7 posts

I am also in LOVE with centerpiece using fruit and/or fruit slices! Buying the fruit in bulk at Costco, Winco, or Walmart was helpful in saving money, and it also creates a unique, bold look for your wedding!  here is a How-To guide on making these centerpieces, and a picture of my wedding centerpiece!  Good luck!


Flowers arranged on my wedding day by MayFly Flowers in Portland, Oregon.


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