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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This non-floral centerpiece, complete with crayons and streamers, is perfect for the kids' table — but the grown-ups will love it, too! Guests of all ages will be channeling their inner child when they see this fun display.
Hosting a winter wedding? Fill vases with ornaments that coordinate with your wedding color palette. These bright red baubles are eye-catching and add a hint of seasonal fun. They are a cost-effective way to add holiday cheer to your reception space.
A glowing array of candles in various shapes and sizes creates a dreamy ambiance in your reception space. For a more toned-down version of this idea, opt for small clusters of candles instead of a table-spanning display.
Tall tapers filled with twigs and hanging bubble glass come together as a gorgeous display. Finish with dewy tea lights for a soft glow, and your guests will be raving about the romantic ambiance of your reception space.
Wrought-iron candle trees add height and visual interest to tables but are significantly more cost-effective than flowers. Not ready to give up on flowers all together? Replace some candles with small buds for an elegant touch.