Choosing the perfect wedding centerpieces can be quite the task! Most people go the traditional route by using flowers or candles, but that doesn't mean you can't consider a more creative option for the table décor at your wedding reception—or rehearsal dinner and bridal shower!
A favorite of ours? The wine bottle centerpiece! When used as wedding décor, glass bottles can add an elevated yet rustic feel to any tablescape. They can be adapted to any wedding style, whether you're spray painting them gold for a glam touch or adding a customized logo with you and your partner's initials. Not to mention: This creative idea offers a way to save some money on floral arrangements—hello, DIY project!—since it requires fewer, more expensive blooms. Plus, who doesn’t love wine?!
If you’re tempted by the idea of using wine bottle centerpieces but aren’t sure where to begin, here are 14 creative takes on the budget-friendly trend.
Play With Different Heights
Utilizing wine bottles as centerpieces doesn't mean you can’t incorporate other details that draw the eye up. Take this wedding as proof that placing extra-long floral stems in bottles can make for an additional statement. This idea is especially impactful when combining vibrant florals with a clear base, as shown here.
Consider Gold Spray Paint
Obsessed with gold or metallics hues? Take some inspiration from this real wedding. Spray painting wine bottles to match your color scheme creates a uniform look and adds a touch of modern glamour to a tablescape. If your venue allows open flames, placing long candlesticks in the bottle openings for an additional romantic touch.
Keep It Simple
There’s something about the simplicity of a long table dotted with wine bottles that always feels romantic and intimate. Bring that feeling to your wedding by placing bottles of choice on each table. Your guests will appreciate both the ambience and convenience of having wine bottles close by.
Create a Floral Display
If you want to use wine bottles to create something that serves as a focal floral display, consider incorporating them into your seating chart. While not technically on the reception table, this idea—shown here using a ladder as a base—is sure to be a focal point at any reception.
Add a Contrast Color
Trade clear bottles for colored glass, such as bold green or deep burgundy, to add a contrasting pop of color on the table. This photo is proof that adding some neutral florals or pampas grass to the bottles is a great way to add texture as well. Also, check out this creative runner made of real fruit!
Showcase Petite Florals
Place a few handfuls of your favorite flowers in various wine bottles—feel free to experiment with colors and shapes, too!—to add a romantic, whimsical feel to your reception. This look works especially well with wildflowers.
Create Table Numbers
Struggling to find a way to display table numbers that doesn’t feel cheesy? Try writing them directly onto wine bottles! The bottles easily blend into most décor, and the project is an easy and affordable DIY project, too.
Simply Drink Service
Adding some gorgeous bottles of sparkling water can be a way to create detail and texture to the center of the table. Not to mention: This can eliminate some table service and keep your guests hydrated throughout the night.
Create Custom Labels
Take detail-oriented to the next level by adding custom labels to the wine served at your reception. Rather than looking messy or out of place, the bottles will look beautiful, intentional, and part of your wedding vision when placed on the table. Plus, these would make a wonderful wedding keepsake after the final course!
Opt For Pastels
Incorporate pops of soft color by choosing bottles in pastel hues. Balance the brighter shades by adding greenery to the bottles or add bright floral details to complement the pastels.
Experiment With Pampas Grass
Not excited by flowers or candles? Take some inspiration from this wedding and pair wine bottles with pampas for a warm, bohemian aesthetic. The tall grasses add even more height to the display.
Display Table Assignments
Combine custom labels, florals, and organization by displaying guests' seating or table assignments on wine bottle labels. We suggest filling the bottles with floral stems or simple greenery for added visual interest.
Create a Woodland Vibe
Pair glass bottles with simple greenery to create a woodland vibe on every table. Place each centerpiece on a piece of wood for an even warmer, more rustic feel.
Echo Your Color Scheme
If you're looking for a more cohesive vibe, consider color coordinating the wine bottles with your wedding colors and using them for all your centerpiece needs—table number, florals, and more.
Looking for more inspiration? This is a good place to start.