Did you ditch the flowers?

posted 5 months ago in Decor
Post # 31
791 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I did lantern/candle centerpieces. Pretty low-key…we did 3 lanterns to a table – 1 big and 2 littles – and they were all mismatched metallics and whites…then laid fairy wire under them on the table. I had bouquets and boutinnieres and that was already pricey so I wanted to find another option for the centerpieces.

Post # 32
4334 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: San Francisco City Hall

My wedding plans have changed numerous times now but at one point I was considering potted herbs as center pieces.  I’m all about potted plants over flowers!

Post # 33
549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada

ariellabee :  I love manzanitas! Im doing 3 hanging 4″ globes per tree. The tree already comes with hanging crystals so it doesnt need too much. We’re using battery operated candles and glass globes. The globes are $1.25 on ebay, but Ive had 2 arrive broken and had to exchange them, luckily ebay is good so I didnt lose any $. The best part about plastic manzanitas is they’ll stay in tact and I can sell them all after, I couldnt with real flowers. Pretty cost effective.

Post # 34
48 posts
  • Wedding: August 2017

 I love th look of greenery and candles. Since it’s considered fillers you can get it hella cheap. Also getting glass jars from dollar tree and tea light and floating candles from ikea! You can have a beautiful and extremely budget friendly centerpiece without flowers. As a matter of fact I might not even have flowers myself!

Post # 35
994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

We are doing succulents and cacti for our centerpieces! It costs less than flowers and we can make them ahead of time. We love that people can take them home and cherish them for a long time to come. A lot of succulents and cacti have flowers as well so it can be very colorful. The first two pictures are inspiration pics because our glass bowls look like that and the last picture is one I recently made for my future mother in law. The ones on the left that look like unbloomed flowers are called cuties and they bloom into the prettiest little flowers.

Post # 36
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

A wedding I went to recently had putterd herb/plants which the table was then named after and the favours were packets of seeds for that plant.  It was really nice 🙂  I also second candles, or if you can have paper lanturns they are very cool too.


We’re having paper lanturns (with battery operated bulbs) and jam jar flowers.  

Post # 37
1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Got married 3 weeks ago. Did floating candles in vases, lanterns, pinecones etc and just loads of candles. Looked great IMO. No flowers at all


Post # 38
183 posts
Blushing bee

shyqueen12 :  ditching the flowers but also the centrepieces altogether. For the life of me I can’t remember what centrepieces there were at any of the weddings I went to except for one. And the one I remember is only because my SO and I laughed how ridiculously gaudy they were. 

Post # 40
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’m not a flower fan, and they are a huge waste of money anyway.  We did mason jars with candles and fairy lights.  The main centrepieces we did ahead of the time, hiding the battery pack in the lid, so they just needed turned on.  The candles were just laid out and lit!  I loved how they turned out, and nobody missed flowers at all




Post # 41
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

We’re going to do super simple…like the pic below. I am collecting mis-matched glass champagne buckets that we’ll put our favorite champagne or wine in for the table to share, then we’re printing one menu per table, and our table numbers. Might add some flower petals on the table for texture also. 

wedding centerpiece

Post # 42
47 posts
  • Wedding: October 2015


Another Ikea lnatern bride here! We still used flowers, but used bud vases to keep the costs lower. Less flowers and easier to arrange.

Post # 43
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

How many tables are you going to have? Our florist is actually going to repurpose our bouquets as centerpieces and making small $10 arrangements for the rest!

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