48 Centerpiece Ideas for Any Wedding Style

There’s a centerpiece design to suit every aesthetic.

rustic centerpiece with candles and breadsticks

Photo by Catherine Guidry

Once the vows have been shared and the "I dos" have been said, a wedding ceremony comes to a close. But for most couples, that’s when the real celebration starts. Your reception serves as the perfect opportunity to mix and mingle with your family and dear friends, along with raising a glass
to celebrate.

With planning the reception come plenty of details to check off the list, from the caterer to the signature cocktail to escort cards. Among those important details are also your reception tables and all the choices you have in decorating them. Creating a focal point, whether you’re planning long family-style tables or spread-out rounds, creates such a beautiful setting, and of course, your centerpieces are at the center of that decision.

Whether you’re looking for stunning floral arrangements, greenery, candles, or something entirely unique, there’s a centerpiece design to suit every aesthetic. Read on for 48 of our favorite ideas to get the inspiration flowing.

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Decorate With a Floral Garland

lush white and green floral centerpiece in tented reception area


Hoping for something entirely romantic? Go for plenty of blooms. An entire garland spanning the length of the table adds such a lush touch as a gorgeous centerpiece.

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Celebrate With Cherry Blossoms

tall cherry blossom centerpiece on round table


Cherry blossoms capture attention with their stunning beauty, and this look pulls it off flawlessly. Consider displaying tall vases filled with long branches of cherry blossoms for a beautiful look.

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Rock Colorful Tapers

baby blue colored taper candle centerpiece


Even the slightest change can elevate your centerpieces. Swap out a traditional white taper candle for a beautiful bright hue to take your table display to a whole new level.

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Set Up Wooden Lanterns

wooden lantern centerpiece

Photo by Hailey Ayson Photography

Add light to your tables with lanterns. We love the look of warm wood lanterns paired with a few blooms for a rustic-meets-refined centerpiece.

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Fall for Tall Florals

tall floral centerpieces on bare wooden wedding reception tables

Photo by Chi Chi Ari

Hoping for a floral display with a bit of added interest? Opt for a mixture of short arrangements paired with tall pillars to make a statement.

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Punctuate With Pink Peonies

pink peony centerpiece on all white tablescape with gold details

Photo by Mango Studios

Springtime wedding? Peonies are definitely the go-to for many. We adore the classic, romantic look of a vase jam-packed with pretty peonies adding a verve of color along an elegant tablescape.

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Embrace a Minimal Look

minimal centerpiece of pampas grass and floral posie on minimalist round table


Stick to the idea of floral vases, but opt for minimal blooms. This combination of pampas grass, ranunculus, and roses adds texture and a hint of color without going overboard.

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Top the Table With Topiaries

mini topiary wedding reception table centerpiece


Not interested in vases of flowers? There's plenty of other choices. Displaying mini topiaries is such a great way to add greenery for a garden vibe while keeping centerpieces minimal.

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Create a Succulent Display

succulent wedding centerpiece on minimalist white tablescape

Photo by Alicia Lucia Photography

Hoping for something out of the box? Ditch the idea of traditional centerpieces and embrace succulents. Pair a terracotta plate with moss and succulents for a unique look.

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Channel a Nautical Vibe

nautical centerpiece on bare wood reception table with eucalyptus runner and navy accents

Photo by Cora Jane Photo Co.

Going overboard with nautical wedding details can be all too easy, but not with this look. A simple ivory knot creates the perfect addition to a centerpiece for a nautical nod. Plus, it can hold the table number as well.

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Add a Touch of Whimsy

whimiscal Bud vase centerpiece on bare wooden reception tables

Photo by Dearheart Photos

Big floral arrangements are certainly no longer the only centerpiece option. We love the look of a line of bud vases spanning the length of a long table, with just a few long-stemmed whimsical wildflowers for a pop of color.

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Pair Low Florals and High Stems

Tall Wedding reception centerpiece with branches and pink flowers

Photo by Dana Fernandez Photography

Hoping for something with plenty of texture that will capture attention? Pair lush, bold blooms with tall branches for added interest.

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Make a Tropical Statement

Tall palm leaf centerpiece arrangement on round reception tables with tropical flair

Photo by Everence Photo

Take your centerpieces to the tropics. This big, bold centerpiece idea features lush palm leaves and greenery in tall clear vases for a look that really packs a punch.

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Play With Pinecones

pinecone and candle centerpiece on winter wedding reception table

Photo by Dani Nicole Photography

Don't be afraid to bring a little bit of nature indoors with you, especially if you're having a winter wedding. These candleholders with small white votives and pinecones are such a great touch to a wintry table.

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Incorporate Plenty of Greenery

tall greenery centerpieces matching lush pergolas at outdoor wedding reception

Photo by Holly Clark Photography

Is there such a thing as too much greenery? We don't think so. This display of tall greenery pillars truly commands attention in a romantic way.

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Light It Up

Lantern centerpiece with string lights on bare wood reception table

Photo by Love Life Images

A fairy-tale wedding calls for plenty of fairy lights and your centerpieces are a great place to incorporate them. Fill lanterns with dainty lights for a lovely ethereal look.

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Get Creative With Potted Trees

fruit tree potted centerpiece display with orange tulips at the base

Photo by Lisa Poggi

Embracing a summer vibe? Summer is all about citrus and your centerpieces can be, too. Add a mini citrus tree to each table for a sweet statement.

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Set Up Terrariums

cactus terrarium centerpiece

Photo by Melissa Habegger

Have you ever seen a more adorable terrarium? With rose-gold edges paired with tiny succulents, this setup is the perfect display for a desert-inspired or boho wedding.

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Display Big Candelabras

tall iron candelabra centerpiece on bare wood table at tented alfresco wedding reception


While candles are a beautiful touch to any table, you may consider kicking things up a notch. Select oversized candelabras for an injection of old-world romance.

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Keep It Simple With Baby's Breath

simple baby's breath wedding reception centerpiece with tall taper candles


Baby's breath is the underdog of the floral world, but we're seeing it included in weddings more and more. Embrace the humble simplicity of this beautiful bud by making it the main component of your centerpiece.

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Make It Tropical and Bright

pink tropical centerpiece on long table with rattan accessories

Photo by Yes Love

Don't be afraid to embrace color! This tropical display is definitely eye-catching, with a mixture of hibiscus, torch lily, ginger, and palm leaves.

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Pick Autumnal Apples

apples and greenery centerpiece on rustic wedding reception tabelscape

Photo by Cassidy Carson photography

Planning a fall wedding? This is the perfect fit for a rustic aesthetic. Pair lush greenery with fresh apples and bright veggies to embrace the season.

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Get Personal With Trinkets

iron horse statue centerpiece on gray tablescape with burnt orange flower arrangements


Want something entirely unique? Bring items from home into the mix. One couple opted to incorporate trinkets from their personal collection on each table to serve as a mix-and-match centerpiece option.

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Play With Pampas Grass

pampas grass wedding centerpiece at outdoor dessert wedding reception


When it comes to adding texture and a bit of playfulness to a table, pampas grass is your best choice. Consider featuring a few bundles in tall textural centerpieces to make a dramatic statement.

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Pair Lights and Greenery

lights and greenery table centerpiece with ivy and wooden table in outdoor setting


A long, family-style reception table is entirely romantic on its own, but dressing it up with a beautiful centerpiece makes it that much better. We love the look of a long draped linen paired with simple greenery and string lights for a poetic feel.

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Run Wild With Wildflowers

bright, multi-colored wildflower centerpiece on round wedding reception tables


Going for a whimsical, boho vibe? Or simply want plenty of color? Opt for a display of wildflowers with varying colors and stem lengths for a beautifully bold centerpiece.

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Incorporate Flowering Branches

modern branches centerpiece on black and white tablescape


For something truly unique, look outside the box of typical floral centerpieces. At one couple's black-and-white wedding, manzanita branches paired with orchids in tall vases certainly commanded attention.

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Keep It Simple

gold lantern centerpiece with minimal greenery


For some aesthetics, simplicity is key. Pull it off flawlessly by incorporating elements that can stand on their own. A bold, gold lantern with a hint of greenery is a great way to achieve just that.

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Balance Minimal and Tropical

white tropical floral centerpiece with greenery accents on bare wooden table


Having a tropical wedding doesn't always have to mean bold, bright colors. Pull off a tropical centerpiece with a hint of minimalism by opting to only include white blooms and greenery.

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Choose Colored Bud Vases

blue colored bud vases with pastel flowers on minimalist backyard reception tablescape

Photo by Kristin Sweeting Photography

If you're planning a more casual reception, you may not be interested in going all out on centerpieces. Displaying just a few blooms in brightly colored bud vases can go a long way in dressing up a table.

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Create Colorful Contrast

red and yellow autumnal floral centerpiece on moody crimson tablescape with crystal glassware


Want something bold? Embrace it! This combination of red and gold blooms with varying stem lengths made for a truly stunning centerpiece.

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Go for Greenery

lush greenery runner centerpiece on gray tablescape with gold details

Photo by Kurt Boomer

For a natural look, opt for greenery only. Utilize eucalyptus to line a long table and add candlesticks for a romantic vibe.

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Roll Out the Citrus

bright citrus centerpiece with pink and purple flowers on bare wooden reception tables

Photo by Tida Svy

If you really want to make a splash, adding citrus will certainly do the trick. Mixing whole and cut citrus with candles made for a playful and eclectic statement on this table.

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Look to Lamps

lamp centerpiece on all white wedding tablescape


Keep things elegant while adding a vintage touch with lamps. This couple opted for gold lamps with white shades, but you could switch it up to match any color palette.

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Mix Lush Blooms With Modern Lanterns

dusty blush floral centerpiece with black modern lanterns


Don't want to choose between centerpiece elements? Don't! Line the table with lush arrangements and surround it with sleek lanterns for a modern-meets-romantic display.

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Scatter Branches of Greenery

scattered greenery branches centerpiece on white minimalist runner and wood tablescape


Planning something rustic? This no-fuss option may be the perfect fit. Ditch the idea of floral centerpieces and simply display a neutral linen with scattered branches of greenery down the table.

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Say Hello to Hydrangeas

fluffy pastel hydrangea centerpiece


Hydrangeas are as romantic as can be and they can certainly stand on their own. Fill vases with a lush bouquet for a beautiful garden-inspired celebration.

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Prep Plenty of Pink

pink floral and sand centerpieces on bare wood wedding reception tables


Neutrals are a beautiful choice, but don't be afraid to add color if that's your preference. Planning a desert-inspired wedding? We love the way one couple put together a display of colored sand and bright succulents for a verve of pink.

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Wow With Hanging Greenery

hanging greenery centerpiece above minimalist wedding reception table


There's nothing saying your centerpieces have to be on the table. Opt for a display of hanging greenery to really raise the bar. It will add a fresh perspective and serve as the most brilliant centerpiece.

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Decorate With Pears

Pears and candles centerpiece on bare wood table

Photo by Mike Larson

Flowers aren't the only option for centerpieces. If you want to play with fruit, look to pears for a late summer or autumn wedding. They add just the right amount of rustic warmth and whimsy.

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Utilize Patterned Vases

patterned chinoiserie vase centerpiece with pale pastel blooms


There's no shame in choosing a plainly colored vase or a clear glass option. But adding a patterned vase into the mix? A truly beautiful way to spice up a centerpiece display.

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Mix Metallics

mixed metal centerpiece with blush pink candles and rustic modern theme


Adding metallics and candlelight to your reception tables can be utterly romantic. To really put together a beautiful scene, don't be afraid to mix metals such as yellow and rose gold or copper.

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Go Minimal and Modern

modern minimalist floral centerpiece at black and white theme reception


A minimal setup doesn't have to be sparse. These centerpieces mixed one tall bloom with a shorter stem for simple contrast.

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Put Blueberries on Display

blueberry centerpiece with candles and pale pink roses

Photo by David Salim

While incorporating fruit may not be a new idea for table settings by any means, it's not too often you see dainty blueberries in the mix. We love the way this vintage display is enhanced with the juicy addition of blueberries for a romantic touch.

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Layer Palm Leaves

palm leaf runner centerpiece at alfresco coastal wedding reception


Want a simple setup for a tropical soirée? Utilize palm leaves and line the table with them for just a hint of freshness. We love the idea of adding tea lights to enhance the look.

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Opt for Organic

organic floral centerpiece of pink and brooding crimson blooms on linen table runner


Decorating with floral centerpieces is totally classic, but you can switch it up just a bit. Ask your florist to add a few long, wiggly stems to the arrangement for a less-polished look. Incorporate terracotta pots to make it feel even more organic and home-grown.

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Lay Down a Patterned Linen

patterned linen runner with floral centerpiece under iron pergola filled with fairy lights

PHOTO BY Rebecca Yale Photography

Opting for a linen runner down the entire length of a table can truly elevate the space. Consider taking it one step further with a patterned linen for an even bolder pop of color and rich texture.

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Highlight Table Numbers

rose quartz table number centerpiece on bare wood wedding reception table

Photo by Taylor McCutchan Photography

For some, table numbers may be tucked into vases or displayed in more subtle ways. But don't hesitate to really make the table numbers stand out if you want to. This beautiful Himalayan salt-block number truly commands attention.

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