(Closed) Flower-less centerpiece ideas

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
1018 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Welcome to WeddingBee!

There are tons of beautiful options for flowerless centerpieces, and I agree it will probably save quite a bit of money.

Not sure what the look and feel of your wedding is, but here are some ideas I personally love…

You could do branches, which you can go big or simple and it looks beautiful either way:

Sprayed with glitter paint…

You could think about doing feathers… consider that you could get brown ones or other neutral colors…

You could also consider a really inexpensive floral option like babies breath…

You could do something interesting with candles on a tiered stand like this with all different sized and colored votives…

Hope this helped get the creative juices flowing =)! Good luck!

Post # 4
29 posts
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Cathedral ceremony, reception in a converted hardware warehouse

Candles! We used hundreds of candles as nearly our only reception decoration, and it was gorgeous {but also indoors- I’m not sure about what would happen outside}! They can get really cheap if you’re buying them in bult 🙂 

Post # 6
1130 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We’re using these instead of flowers. And the table numbers are art deco style that will also be there.

Post # 7
8444 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m doing luminaries and terrariums.  These were made from trash items (old pickle jar, left over cardstock scraps, disposable salad dressing cup), moss, and an LED light, total cost was less than $2 each.

I got the idea of using LED tealights from this picture on Martha Stewart weddings

I’ll be using a combination of terrariums, rose petals and luminaries on my wedding day.


Post # 8
1606 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

These are ours! Every single one will be different (because we have diff books, antiques and vases for each one). I am putting pinwheels, ribbon wands and props on sticks in all of the different vases. I might have a few with flowers but it will only be a few stems per centerpiece.

Post # 9
2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I am doing these centerpieces and instead of the candles (which were expensive) we are putting baby’s breath inside them. Baby’s breath is VERY cheap. I am getting my flowers  (bouquets and baby’s breath and rose petals) online from Sams Club. You should check the website out!

Post # 10
1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Our centerpieces are going to rock! Have you ever heard of water beads? They’re these cool little pellets that you put in water and expand. They’re meant for plants like bamboo and slowly let out the water, but they come in TONS of colors. You can put in just enough water and they look like beads, or extra and they look like a solid color.


For our centerpieces, I’m getting some circular mirrors and putting tall vases full of waterbeads in them. There will be an LED light on the bottom (you can get those for pretty cheap) and a floating candle on the top to light it the whole way through.


Check out this link to get some ideas of what you can do with these. If you do fake flowers, you can definitely hide them in the beads and they’ll sit in one place.

Post # 11
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Not sure if you’re interested in this but we did cupcake centerpieces, and had a small 2 tier cake for the head table. It took care of the cake for our guests, and made a beautiful centerpiece. I made the cupcake platters with 1$ platters from michaels, and $1 votives from dollar store. Added some rhinestone ribbon, $1 “fishbowl” candle votives, floating candles, pearl vase filler, and $1 ikea frames for table numbers on one side, and cupcake flavors on the other. Also table runners from online for $2 a piece. Super cost effective, pretty (I thought at least!) and we were easily able to resell most of the stuff after!

Post # 12
8422 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@cmb88:  You really have lots of options for centerpieces without flowers!

Wine bottles




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