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15 Affordable, Non-Floral Wedding Centerpieces That You’ll Fall in Love With

15 Affordable, Non-Floral Wedding Centerpieces That You’ll Fall in Love With
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Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t throw the wedding of your dreams, all the way down to the last detail. When it comes to the best wedding table centerpieces, affordable and gorgeous choices abound. We scoped out a ton of cheap wedding decorations and we can assure you, they don’t look cheap. From simple, minimal decor to beach-themed centerpieces, as well as floral ideas, lanterns, rustic touches, and centerpieces that, well, center around seasonal motifs, we are excited to share our top picks for affordable wedding reception decorations for your tables. Read on to get the scoop on how to pull off each idea without stressing about your budget.



The 15 Best Wedding Centerpieces on a Budget



Shopping for Wedding Centerpieces on a Budget



If you’re looking for inexpensive centerpiece ideas that are unique and fun, you’ve come to the right place. The first thing to do as you browse our roundup is to think about the theme of your affair. Several suggestions are organized by season, and overall feel. For example, round wood trays adorned with warm, glowing candles will be fitting for a rustic wedding. A beachy soiree calls for sea glass-filled bottles. Trendy, traditional, minimalistic, and more ideas are all ahead, at prices that will please your piggy bank.



Affordable Wedding Centerpiece Shopping Considerations



Budget was our top consideration as we searched for the best affordable wedding centerpiece ideas. You’ll see that some products cost less than $1 per piece. You can pull off all ideas for less than $200 for 10 tables, and most ideas will cost way less.




Your wedding colors are highly individual, and of course, chosen to reflect your taste. Centerpieces should gel with your overall color scheme, and most ideas here can be customized to fit your vision, be it full of bright hues or more simple and refined shades of cream and blush.




Modern, elegant, rustic, beachy, cute, fun. It’s all here, just a scroll away!



Other Considerations:

Each of our ideas is meant to be a jumping off point. Let your creativity run wild to make the vision for your wedding day come to life!




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Best DIY Wedding Centerpiece

Mercury Glass Bowl


This footed bowl is the perfect find to add antique charm to your wedding centerpieces. Simply fill each with real or artificial flowers, candles, succulents, or stones.

9.25 x 4 inches

What Reviewers Are Saying:
These bowls are stunning! I’m using them for my wedding as centerpieces.

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Best Lantern Centerpiece

Decorative Lanterns with Flameless LED Candles


Lanterns as wedding centerpieces is a hot trend for 2020. This highly-rated indoor/outdoor lantern can be purchased in bulk. The lit candle effect is a romantic touch and you don’t even have to worry about flames.

12 pieces
10 inches high
4 x 4 inches
5 hour timer
Weatherproof plastic
3AAA batteries required not included

What Reviewers Are Saying:
They worked out perfectly for centerpieces.

3 of 15 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Candle Centerpiece

White Unscented Clear Glass Filled Votives


For less than a dollar per votive, turn your wedding venue into an intimate, softly-lit space oozing ambiance. You can’t go wrong with this pick, which has over 700 glowing reviews.

48 pieces
2.5 x 2.5 inches

What Reviewers Are Saying:
I used these for my wedding. I bought two sets of them. They were perfect! They lasted the whole reception and put off great light. It was way cheaper for me to buy these to give to my flower designer to put out, than have the vendors do it themselves.

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Best Simple Centerpiece

Mr. & Mrs. Wood Letters


Place these elegant script letters among candles (or flowers, real or faux), and voíla! You’re done.

10 x 5.9 x 3/4 inches

What Reviewers Are Saying:
This is a beautiful wedding sweetheart table accent.

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Best Geometric Centerpiece

Geometric Blush Rose Ornaments


If you’re going for a minimalistic yet elegant feel for your tables, you’ll fall in love with these geometric flower centerpieces like we did. The best part? There’s no DIY required because the ornaments come with all elements already assembled.

3 pieces
3, 4, and 5 inch cubes

What Reviewers Are Saying:
These are absolutely beautiful for a boho-chic modern wedding.

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Best Vase Centerpiece

Different-Shaped Glass Containers with Rope


Add interest to your tables with these differently-shaped glass vases with rope accents. Fill each vase with branches or sprigs of greenery for a clean look.

6 pieces
6.3 - 7.8 inches high

What Reviewers Are Saying:
I liked these better than simple glass vases because of the burlap addition. The centerpieces were also cute to give away after the party!

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Best Elegant Centerpiece

Tree with Crystal Garlands


For tall centerpieces on some tables, we love this elegant tree that comes with crystal garlands. The tree is available in various colors to coordinate with your wedding vision. Try hanging photos from the branches for a personal touch.

30 inches
8 crystal garlands

What Reviewers Are Saying:
I’m happy with the purchase and excited to start decorating it.

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Best Rustic Centerpiece

Large Wood Slices


We are a bit obsessed with these varnish-free wood slices that will lend a rustic look to your centerpieces. Just add candles and a few sprigs of spruce, and your guests will be wowed.

5 pieces
10 - 13 inches diameter
1 inch thick

What Reviewers Are Saying:
Finally, I have found really high quality wood slices. They feel good and look just like I wanted them to. They come in all different sizes and they are perfect for decoration and honestly so much more.

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Best Beach Centerpiece

Glass Bottle


The hexagon-shape and raised round dots on this corked bottle add interest to any table. For a beach wedding, simply fill the vessel with sand or sea glass, and sprinkle some shells and candles around it. Oh, and did we mention each bottle costs just over $1 when you buy them in bulk?

6 pieces
5 inches

What Reviewers Are Saying:
The perfect bottle!

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Best Mirror Centerpiece

Round Trays


Set candles and greenery or seasonal decor like pinecones atop round mirror trays to infuse elegance into your wedding centerpieces. You definitely won’t be mad at the price.

12 pieces
10 inches
48 dots of foam tape included

What Reviewers Are Saying:
The mirrors were EXACTLY what I needed for our event! They were a great price and quality, arrived very quickly and were perfectly packaged.

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Best Photo Centerpiece

Wooden Card Holders


Place photos of various stages of your relationship at tables with these holders. One idea is to stack the holders, and add a pic to the top of each mini-tower. Then intermix candles, succulents or greenery, then step back to admire your handiwork.

50 pieces
1.2 x 1.2 inches

What Reviewers Are Saying:
I bought these for my daughter's wedding and they worked just right to hold the table card numbers. Though they are small, and lightweight, they worked well. If you are using them where there is a breeze, they will fall over, so be prepared to anchor them or secure them somehow.

12 of 15 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Fall Centerpiece

Pumpkin Decals


How cute are these “Mr. and Mrs.” decals you can apply to pumpkins as centerpieces for your fall wedding? Just add a few tea lights, then you can turn your attention to another planning task!

3 inches tall

What Reviewers Are Saying:
This was a perfect accent for our fall wedding!

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Best Winter Centerpiece

Antler Table Numbers


Wood antler table numbers are perfectly on-point for a winter wedding. Candles, pinecones, sprigs of holly, and poinsettia plants finish the centerpieces at a super nice price.

4.3 x 3.5 inches
20 pieces

What Reviewers Are Saying:
I give these 5 stars.

14 of 15 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Spring Centerpiece



White wire birdcages become unique terrariums for a spring wedding. Fill each cage with succulents, colorful feathers, greenery or candles. And then poof! Love is in the air.

13 x 7 inches

What Reviewers Are Saying:
I bought 20 of these to use as wedding centerpieces! The seller was incredibly accommodating and got them to me in no time. They look lovely!

15 of 15 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Summer Centerpiece

Sea Urchins


Employ seasonally-appropriate sea urchins as mini-vases to fill with small dried flowers or place electric tea lights underneath for a unique under-the-sea glowing effect.

12 pieces
1.5 x 2.5 inches

What Reviewers Are Saying:
These are beautiful and suited my purpose perfectly. They arrived well-packaged and in perfect condition.