For those of you not looking to spend hundreds (or thousands) on the element of your wedding that will die the next day, deciding what to put in the middle of the dinner tables can be an issue. Here are a few DIY centerpiece ideas that don’t involve flowers.
Yeah, I’m cheating a little with succulents. They often cost more than flowers, and there’s not usually as many color options to choose from. On the other hand, succulents are far easier to take care of, and they last longer. They’re unexpected and can be beautiful in a different way than flowers.
4. Table Numbers
Like your local news, these tables numbers are cute and mildly informative.
The birdcage is a whimsical choice (while The Birdcage is a movie starring Nathan Lane and Robin Williams). Stuff it with pearls, postcards, your favorite books. Or, yes, flowers.
Be kind to your guests. Let them eat your centerpieces.
8. Tree Branches
An elegant centerpiece, especially appropriate for a winter wedding when the trees outside are also bereft of leaves. Dress up the branches with crystals or pearls.
9. Activities and Useful Elements
Try putting something in the center of the table that is necessary. Part of a guest book, request for advice, instructions for a scavenger hunt or even a coloring activity.