When it comes to eco-friendly and budget-friendly wedding reception centerpieces nothing beats potted plants. In addition to being less expensive to procure than cut flower displays, potted arrangements can easily be gifted, resold, donated or reused after the event. But in case you have the impression that potted flowers might look boring or cheap at a wedding, think again! These clever solutions show how stunning and chic potted plants can be at a wedding:

Potted Plant Centerpieces in Unusual Containers

The easiest way to DIY potted plant centerpieces with class is to use unusual or unexpected vintage pieces for the containers. Look for antique teacups, tea pots, silver pitchers and other elegant vintage containers at local thrift and consignment shops. You can repot spring flowers in these vessels the day before the wedding, or grown your own centerpieces from seed with a little pre-planning for extra savings. Either way, the results will be unique and stunning.

wedding flower centerpieces in vintage teacups and teapots

Multiple Mini Pot Centerpieces

Instead of using a single larger container to create your wedding centerpieces, group together clusters of smaller items each containing a single succulent, topiary or bulb. These mini floral arrangements can do double duty as place cards, table number and/or green wedding favors as well. Succulent wedding flowers are hearty and can easily be replanted after your event.

mini potted plant wedding centerpieces topiaries and succulents

 Hanging Wedding Centerpieces

Not all wedding flower centerpieces have to be on the reception tables. If you are having a rustic wedding in a barn or other structure that offers support beams you can hang potted plants from them to create a wonderland of colors and scents for your guests to enjoy.

hanging plants wedding centerpiece

Go Green With Fern and Herb Centerpieces

If you are worried about keeping colorful flowers in perfect condition for the big day or just want to create an organic atmosphere for your wedding reception, potted herbs or banks of ferns could be just the thing. Herbs have the added benefit of smelling amazing, and can be nice treats for those guests with culinary inclinations to take home as favors. Some herbs have the added benefit of being natural mosquito repellants, which makes them ideal for outdoor summer wedding receptions.

herb and fern wedding reception centerpieces
 DIY brides might enjoy this easy DIY potted plant wedding favor project to go with this look:

potted plant DIY wedding favors

Bell Jar And Terrarium Wedding Centerpieces

When you think about potted plants, don’t get stuck in two dimensions. You can create entire miniature gardens with moss, rocks and layers of dynamic plants contained in a bell jar. Terrariums offer a natural focal point for the table, and create elegance with their sleek lines.

wedding terrarium centerpieces

Simple Flowers

For the no fuss bride with modern taste, potted orchids are the way to go. They come in so many colors, make great indoor house plants and the blooms last a long time, so as long as you buy them within a couple weeks of your wedding you should have no problem.


potted orchid wedding centerpiece

As you can see, potted plant wedding centerpieces come in many styles, sizes and colors. The great news is that they are all eco-friendly unique floral alternatives for your big day.

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