(Closed) Can I just skip centerpieces??

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
46607 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsDToBe2014:  There are so many ideas for cylinder vase centerpieces that it can be overwhelming. Do you want a DIY? or are you going to get a florist to do something for you?

Branches give height and impact


a modern arrangement with tulips also has impact

simple but elegant- you can use silk fiddlehead ferns- can all be done ahead of time

using multiple vases with simple materials- my fave


Post # 4
7679 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsDToBe2014:  If you skip centrepieces, I guarantee that most of your guests won’t even notice.

EDIT: Just checked the photos from the last wedding I was at: it was simply flowers in vases.

Post # 5
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I wouldn’t skip them completeley.. and you already have the vases, so I would use them!

I couldn’t see spending TONS of money on centerpieces, so I’ll be lining my tables with TONS of candles [tapers, tall tealights and votives], and each table will have an arrangement like this using 10″ cylinder vases… the head tables will have like 2 or 3 on each table.

I’m getting the roses from sams club so they are pretty cheap.

Post # 6
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MrsDToBe2014:  What about this? Just get some ribbon to tie around it, add some tiny pebbles in the bottom, and…

Post # 7
7211 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@MrsDToBe2014:  Um. You can TOTALLY do that. A single calla sounds very elegant to me. Don’t stress yourself out. 

Post # 8
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsDToBe2014:  I’m just planning on doing simple vases with fresh flowers.  Nothing too OTT.

I think julies1949 suggestions are really lovely. 


Post # 9
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsDToBe2014:  We had really teensy centerpieces along with a table number, an antipasto board for appetizers, bread, bottles of wine, a nice water pitcher in the center of the table. We had nice place settings too. The centerpieces themselves were totally skippable. 

Post # 10
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It’s completely up to you whether you use them or not. If you do decide to, don’t make yourself crazy stressing over it. Mine were very simple but I still stressed over making them “perfect.” It poured mid-ceremony at my wedding, we had to move everything inside and my centerpieces were left outside and ruined. No one noticed or cared. 🙂 And it was still the best day of my life. I can post some pictures of mine when I get home, I can’t get them to upload from my phone. 

Post # 11
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Fiance will be spray painting vases black and we will have paper flowers in them handmade by a friend. I feel lilke I should have something more, but IDK what. Maybe something incorporating pearls or the Tiffany blue box.

Post # 12
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsDToBe2014:  Don’t let the centerpieces stress you out. If you want to do a single calla lily, go for it! I also LOVE @julies1949: suggestions, especially the tulips!

I’ve been to many many weddings and I can only remember a handful of the centerpieces. I think most were flowers, but they were generally pretty forgettable, to me at least.

Post # 13
564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

What about something like this w floating candles?



Post # 16
2601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

we raided IKEA for tealights and those really cheap glasses and just lined them up along the banquet tables. It looked lovely. Other inexpensive non-fussy options I’ve seen: framed photos of the couple, a bottle of wine with the table number on it, or an assortment of breads/crackers put out by the caterer. 

But in the end, to me, centerpieces really can be skipped–yes, you remember the spectacular ones, but I’ve rarely heard people say, “Gee, that was a lovely wedding, but you know it would have been THAT much better if only they had centerpieces.” That only happens on reality TV when they need to make drama out of pointlessness. 

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