25+ Impressive Non-Traditional Centerpieces

These original centerpieces are sure to leave you inspired. From non-floral arrangements to cascades of grand blooms, we’ve found options to suit every wedding style and budget!

By: Gabriella Rello
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    Floral Fun

    Cascading orchids in a single hue are elegant and fun — perfect for anything from a black tie affair to backyard bash. Tip: Get the most bang for your buck by opting for potted rather than cut orchids.

    Photo Credit: Denise Nicole Photography on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly

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    Floral Fun

    This grand centerpiece makes a statement without compromising on functionality — the high, clear vessel ensures that your flowers won't block dinner-table chatter.

    Photo Credit: Mel Barlow

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    Floral Fun

    Instead of a traditional vase, place your flowers in a multi-tiered vessel, like this one made of bamboo stalks.

    Photo Credit: Apresh Chavda on Maharani Weddings via Lover.ly

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    Floral Fun

    Consider adding a few non-floral elements to your centerpieces; these fluffy cotton sprigs look beautiful paired with small flowers, like baby's breath and wheat. 

    Photo Credit: Sunday Romance Photography on Bridal Musings via Lover.ly

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    Floral Fun

    Having a destination wedding? Research which flowers are local to the area — they will be much more cost-effective than flying in a non-native array, and guests will love the originality of a tropical pick. For this Hawaiian wedding, the couple found flamingo flowers that added visual interest and color. 

    Photo Credit: Steve Steinhardt on Inspired by This via Lover.ly

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    Floral Fun

    Soft floral hues with a single pop of color make this perfect delicate centerpiece. The clear vase with gold details adds visual interest from top to bottom. 

    Photo Credit: Concept Photography on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly

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    Floral Fun

    This single orchid, surrounded by seashells and delicate lanterns, is chic enough to stand on its own. Bonus: The potted plants make excellent party favors or thank-you gifts for attendants.

    Photo Credit: Minerva Photography

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    Floral Fun

    Metallic table numbers tucked in planted succulents make knockout DIY centerpieces for a rustic or outdoor wedding. Bonus: Succulents can be planted weeks in advance, meaning you won't have to worry about prepping your centerpieces in the days leading up to your wedding.

    Photo Credit: Yes, Please on Polka Dot Bride via Lover.ly

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    Ordinary to Extraordinary

    Love the height of grand floral centerpieces but hate the cost? This bright alternative offers the best of both worlds. Fill the base of a high vase with apples or another seasonal fruit, and fill only the very top with local buds. 

    Photo Credit: Captured Photography By Jenny on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly

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    Ordinary to Extraordinary

    If you're using long tables, consider using multiple centerpieces at varying heights — they'll pull your guests' eyes along the length of the room. Low, rectangular vases filled with succulents and pebbles paired with high, lemon-filled chalets completes this trendy look.

    Photo Credit: Lane Dittoe Fine Art Photography on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly

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    Ordinary to Extraordinary

    Clocks and sand-timers are so detailed and elegant, your guests won't miss flowers. Bundle them together with a few other antiques for an understated vintage display. 

    Photo Credit: Canvas and Canopy Designs

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    Ordinary to Extraordinary

    This crowd-pleaser mixes lush greens with bright lemons for an almost-floral display that is sure to brighten your reception space — without blowing the budget. Get the look by spiking lemons into place, or consider using full lemon trees dressed up with additional greenery. 

    Photo Credit: Dia Rao Photography on Inspired by This via Lover.ly

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    Ordinary to Extraordinary

    No wedding is complete without a little bling! Dress up classic floral arrangements by adding a fray of crystals or gems that hang from the tops of centerpieces down to the table. 

    Photo Credit: Captured Photography By Jenny on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly

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    Ordinary to Extraordinary

    Mix and match items like lanterns, mason jars, and candles for a shabby-chic display. This collection of everyday items comes together with floral accents to create a lovely, rustic centerpiece.

    Photo Credit: Kathleen Hertel Photography

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    Ordinary to Extraordinary

    Literary-loving couples can't go wrong with seasoned vintage novels in place of floral centerpieces. Stack your favorite titles or gorgeous bound volumes for a simple yet meaningful display.

    Photo Credit: Tres Sugar on Equally Wed via Lover.ly

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    Ordinary to Extraordinary

    One key element to the perfect centerpiece that brides often overlook? The vase! Punch up a timeless floral arrangement by alternating clear and brightly-hued vases.

    Photo Credit: dear wesleyann on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly

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    Ordinary to Extraordinary

    The simplicity of this wooden monogram, surrounded by a few flowering plants, is made for a more casual affair.

    Photo Credit: Traci Griffin on Snippet and Ink via Lover.ly

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    Ordinary to Extraordinary

    For a nautical-themed wedding, consider a centerpiece comprised of a few small flowers and one or two beachy trinkets — lanterns, telescopes, or small buoys say "seaside" without being over-the-top.

    Photo Credit: Alea Lovely Fine Art Photography

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    Whimsical Accents

    Fill bright vases with handmade pinwheels for an easy DIY that is sure to liven up your reception. Mix and match several patterned papers for an eye-catching centerpiece.

    Photo Credit: AJH Photography on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly

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    Whimsical Accents

    These branches, complete with cascading flowers, offer a simple and modern twist on the traditional floral centerpiece. They're ideal for the couple who prefers classic details without blowing their wedding budget on lush centerpieces.

    Photo Credit: HolliB Photography