Wedding Reception Centerpieces

Budget-friendly wedding reception centerpieces ideas 

Saving Money on Wedding Reception Centerpieces

Centerpieces are a given at your wedding reception. They help decorate the reception space with your wedding colors. But choosing the perfect centerpieces that fit in your budget? That is a daunting task. Check out these budget friendly centerpiece ideas that will decorate your space without costing your entire reception budget.

pink and white floral Wedding Reception Centerpieces
candle and greenery centerpieces

Look Beyond Flowers

Weddings and flowers go hand in hand, but your wedding reception centerpieces don’t have to be florals. There are so many decorative elements beyond flowers that make beautiful centerpieces. Candles, vases, books, picture frames are just a start. You have the freedom to get creative with your centerpieces. Looking beyond flowers allows you to design something completely unique to you, while also being budget-friendly.


Foliage takes up more space than the average floral centerpieces. Using branches in your centerpieces draws your guests’ eyes upwards, creating the illusion of a large centerpiece while using less materials. 

minimal foliage centerpiece
rustic wedding centerpiece with mason jar and wood details

Rustic Details

Having a rustic-themed wedding? Your centerpieces is one of the most prominent ways to display your theme. Bare tables, wooden details, leaves, vases, and mason jars are popular choices for rustic weddings. Consider adding minimal local florals and greenery, while still remaining budget-friendly.


A simple lantern embellished with artificial or natural blooms creates a cozy centerpiece. Lanterns can easily be customized to fit any wedding theme, using florals, candles, or any other decor elements that fit your theme. Guests will also appreciate these lantern centerpieces, as conversations can easily flow without an oversized centerpiece blocking conversations.

lantern and floral centerpiece
floating candles Wedding Reception Centerpieces

Floating Candles

Floating candles are an elegant and modern twist on wedding centerpieces. Candles give off a romantic vibe, and floating candles really elevate your centerpieces. You can easily personalize these centerpieces by including minimal local florals in your wedding colors. Add some greenery to fill the space, and you’ll have a stunning budget-friendly centerpiece.

Get Crafty

Do-it-yourself (DIY) centerpieces are a a great way to save for other aspects of your wedding day. Repurposing things like vases or bottles helps you save some money, while also creating something totally unique to you. Look on Pinterest for inspiration. There is sure to be something at your skill level, budget, and time frame.

DIY centerpiece using alcohol bottle

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