Steal These Creative Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

Steal These Creative Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

In my opinion, flowers are the best way to add an eye-catching focal point to any table. After all, that’s why it’s called a wedding centerpiece, right?

wedding centerpiece

Image:Championship Catering

But a professionally-created wedding centerpiece, like the one pictured above, can get expensive, especially if you are on a tighter budget.

That’s why many brides today are choosing to do their own centerpieces for their receptions. Surprisingly, it’s not as difficult as you might think.

Over the years, I’ve worked with brides who have had some very creative and affordable wedding centerpiece ideas.

Pictured below is an easy and elegant idea for a tabletop, one that can be easily scaled to fit any size budget.

Dendrobium orchid wedding centerpiece

Start by using glass cylinder vases like the ones pictured here. You can find them at Dollar Tree, Amazon or eBay as well.

Add a few flowers like the dendrobium orchids used here, then fill with enough water to submerge the flowers.

To complete the look, top it off with a floating candle and add a few votive candles on the table, and you’ve got an elegant arrangement for less than $10.

Another idea can be easily scaled to fit almost any budget is a single vase with a rose submerged and accented with fresh rose petals and votive candles pictured here.

Floating Candle Wedding Centerpiece

If fresh rose petals aren’t your thing, freeze-dried rose petals or fabric rose petals are other very affordable options.

And don’t forget, it’s not necessary that every table use the same number of vases. Mix it up a bit. Use a single vase on one table, two on some, three on others.

No matter what you come up with, it will look great!


Balloons are another affordable idea that can be incorporated into a wedding centerpiece or other wedding decor.

flower balloon garland

balloon and flower arch

Balloons, when coupled with flowers, can have a dramatic effect on your wedding spaces, both indoor and outdoor.

Just like this garland and entryway arch, balloons can add an impressive touch to your wedding decor.

Adding balloons to floral arrangements is easy to do, and can be done without the need for helium, making it an affordable option.

We often recommend using balloons in place of large-headed flowers, like hydrangeas for example. The look can be a real show-stopper, for a fraction of the cost.
No matter what your budget, it’s definitely an option worth checking out.

If the idea of using balloons as part of your wedding decor, I would recommend taking a look at these 18 brilliant balloon displays for inspiration.

I’m sure you’ll find more than a few ways you could creatively incorporate one or more of these ideas into your wedding. Not to mention keep some money in your pocket.

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Greg Johnson

I'm the owner of Greenfield Flower Shop in Milwaukee, with more than 40 years of experience in the floral, wedding, and event business.

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