(Closed) Do you really even need centerpieces for your wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 31
909 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I’d do something, even if it is a simple tealight (even just one) like some restaurants have.  People won’t pay attention to your centerpieces but they’d notice if you didn’t have anything there at all (if that makes sense) since there wouldn’t be much on your tables.  

Post # 32
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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Bored6:  You definitely don’t need centerpieces, but like other PP mentioned, I think they’re a nice decor touch and makes your tables look less empty.

I had ten 72″ round tables, so I definitely needed something to fill the center and did it for relatively cheap at about $21/table.  I bought dollar store vases ($36), hydrangeas ($75) and lily grass ($54) in bulk from Sam’s Club, and candles and votives from Quick Candles ($45).  

It sounds like you’ll have 60″ tables so you may not even need to fill it in as much as I did.  If you want to forgo the flowers, I’d definitely do candles in pillars and some votives.  It’s simple, cheap, gives the table a nice romantic feel, and you can fill the pillars with something that goes with your theme and color.


Post # 33
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - On a yacht!

I am renting them from a florist! 

Post # 34
2011 posts
Buzzing bee

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Bored6:  I’m not having any. I’m having a restaurant reception at a little french bistro. Candles, wine, and lots of excellent food are enough. I doubt anyone will even notice that there aren’t huge flower arrangements on every table obstructing your view of the person across from you. 🙂 I’m not a big fan. 

Post # 35
1 posts
  • Wedding: June 2018


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bicoastalbee :  hi congratulations in your wedding. My wedding is 2018 and. I am having a difficult time finding centerpieces due to a budget than I read about idea. How did it work out? I walould like to do something similar? What are your thoughts?

Post # 36
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I found mason jars from an online FB group she lent them to me for free. They were already decorated any everything. i added some pictures on the table and that was it. Maybe you can find someone local on a wedding classified page in your area?

Post # 37
30400 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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emerald06 :  May I suggest you start your own thread? I think you will get more responses and ideas. The Bee to whom you addressed your request has not been active for a year. Many Bees will not respond to a 2 year old thread, unless by accident.

Tell us something about your wedding and budget and I bet you will get lots of feedback.

Post # 38
7 posts

My cousin felt the same way! She ended up using a Bloomerent florist and sharing centerpieces with another event. I think she got her flowers for like 50% off. Check it out: http://www.Bloomerent.com

Post # 39
178 posts
Blushing bee

Honestly…all of the wedding I’ve been to the center pieces have been too big. Didn’t have enough space but for a plate and maybe a cup and no room to put a purse. Having conversations was difficult too. Keep it small and simple.

Post # 40
1180 posts
Bumble bee

Tons of pillar candles at different lenghts would be simple and pretty.

Post # 41
8674 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

of course you don’t.  People go to restaurants every single day and the majority of them have no centerpieces.

It comes down to how you want your photos to look, for the most part–guests barely care, for reals.

Post # 42
2009 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

nothing is ‘required’ but honestly it looks lazy not to have anything… even just a candle in a vase/wine bottle looks fine and is very affordable (vases and candles can be bought from poundland/dollar store)

centerpieces are one thing ive changed my mind on a million times but will definately have them as they are the thing I ALWAYS remember from weddings


EDIT… zombie happy meal, well it is halloween frown

Post # 43
3485 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I definitely don’t think that you need centrepieces. Very few people would miss them I can imagine.

However if you are looking for an inexpensive option, I am DIYing my centrepieces with recycled bottles/jars, spraypaint and wildflowers. I haven’t started yet (wedding is July 2017) but I am hoping that it doesn’t cost much at all, considering we will only be buying the spray paint. Here is my pinterest inspiration:




Post # 44
1227 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Painswick Church and the Falcon Hotel

   We bought some mint green vases, rustic log slices, hessian table numbers to tie around and silk flowers didn’t cost a lot at all 

Post # 45
1397 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Ocean front

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Aquaria :  hi there…I’m also DIYing beachy centerpieces might  you share pics?


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