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13 DIY Wedding Centerpieces Your Budget Will Love

by Leah Britt 22 Feb 2022 0 Comments
A trendy pink, peach, and white DIY wedding centerpiece

13 DIY Wedding Centerpieces Your Budget Will Love

Staying within your wedding budget is no easy task. Flowers are such an important part of a wedding, but they don't have to break the bank. If you're looking for DIY wedding centerpieces that are both affordable and beautiful, you'll be happy to know that you've got plenty of options. 

Investing in flowers for your tables will help set the tone of your reception, and will give your tablescapes that luxurious, put-together feel. Here are 13  gorgeous DIY wedding centerpieces that you can recreate to delight your guests and your bank account:

1.) Sleek and Modern Roses

Sometimes less is more! Keeping your table flowers simple and refined will give your decor an elegant feel, while also saving money. This bride stuck to all roses in her centerpieces, but added interest with varying colors and heights. This look could easily be adapted to other flower types, as well! Choose your favorite bloom, order it in bulk, and display a handful of the stems on each table.

Recreate these vases:

A simple DIY wedding centerpiece with white roses in a tall vase, and blush roses in a smaller vase

2.) DIY Wedding Centerpieces in Bud Vases

Bud vases are becoming more and more popular for reception tables, and it's no wonder why! Using these tiny vessels for your flowers provides a delicate feel while still filling table space. Plus, they allow for lots of movement and whimsical contrast in your DIY wedding centerpieces! 

Recreate this table design:

Four bud vases on a wedding table with pink flowers and greenery

3.) Varying Vase Styles

If you love bud vases, but don't want to part with having some larger arrangements on your tables, try using a variety of vase sizes and styles for your centerpieces. In the example below, flowers were arranged in three different vase sizes throughout the guest tables. The larger arrangements provided that "wow" factor that every bride is aiming for, while the smaller vase sizes added the perfect amount of thoughtful detail.

Recreate this look:

Affordable DIY wedding centerpieces with carnations and alstroemeria, styled in three vase sizes

4.) Fresh Fruit and Greenery

Adding fresh fruit, or other natural elements, to your tablescape is a unique way to impress your guests! Although we're all for flower-focused centerpieces, we also know that a little bit of greenery can go a long way. The DIY wedding centerpiece below features elegant floating candles, sliced citrus, and a spray of fresh greenery for an elegant, yet down-to-earth, feel.

Recreate this look:

A unique centerpiece idea using greenery, fresh citrus, and floating candles

5.) Monochromatic DIY Wedding Centerpieces

Monochromatic centerpieces are a classic way to decorate your guest tables. This planter-style centerpiece was arranged to sit low to the table, while also reaching upwards with some whimsical filler flowers and greenery. Whether it's a chic black and white look, or using various shades of the same hue, this style is both understated and jaw-dropping at the same time.

Recreate this centerpiece:

 DIY wedding centerpiece idea with white flowers for a modern wedding

6.) Bridesmaid Bouquets Repurposed

Another budget-friendly wedding hack is to repurpose your ceremony arrangements at the reception. If you love the look of your bridesmaid bouquets, why not display them on your tables? Place the bouquets in a vase of water at the center of your guest tables and - ta-da - you've got DIY wedding centerpieces ready to be admired!

Recreate this bridesmaid bouquet:

 Save money on wedding flowers by reusing your bridesmaid bouquets as table centerpieces

7.) Sprays or Garlands of Greenery 

How gorgeous is this table decorated with baby eucalyptus? We strung twelve stems together and added gorgeous white Tibet roses throughout for pops of elegance.  (Click here to see exactly how we created this stunner.)

Focusing on greenery for your centerpieces will help fill the space while keeping costs low. Plus, nothing is more timeless than white and green arrangements! You can even use a pre-made garland to create this look. 

Recreate this DIY centerpiece:

 A simple wedding centerpiece with eucalyptus garland and white roses

8.) Tropical DIY Wedding Centerpiece

This simple centerpiece includes stunning, fresh proteas for a tropical twist. Your table arrangements don’t need to be elaborate in order to grab your guests’ attention! Opt for a simple vase that matches your style, and fill it with a couple focal flowers, some filler blooms, and a lot of greenery. Finally, for a finishing touch, surround your DIY wedding centerpiece with dainty tea-light candles.

Recreate this table look:

 A flower arrangement with pink roses and tropical proteas decorates this guest table along with candles

9.) Bright and Asymmetrical Arrangements

Color is in style, and so are whimsical, free-spirited arrangements. The centerpiece pictured below seems to practically spill out of its vase into a crescent shape, giving the illusion of movement. Meanwhile vibrant shades of pink and peach bring some energy to the table (literally!)

Arrangements like this one can come with a higher price tag, but there are still ways to make your flower dreams come true.  Creating your own DIY wedding centerpieces will help keep costs low, especially when ordering flowers in bulk. You can recreate this look on a smaller scale, or can opt to feature more elaborate arrangements on the head table, while keeping flowers on the guest tables more simple.

Recreate this arrangement:

 A trending wedding centerpiece with pink, peach, and white flowers

10.) DIY Wedding Centerpieces with Dried Blooms

Do you love the dried flower look? Even if your other arrangements don't feature dried blooms, table centerpieces are a great place to incorporate them. Pairing dried filler flowers with fresh focal flowers, like in the picture below, will add texture and contrast. We especially love this look for fall or boho color palettes!

Recreate these arrangements:

A bohemian DIY wedding centerpiece with dried flowers and white roses

11.) Modern Mason Jars

Mason jars had their moment in the wedding industry, but they can still be used in an elegant and modern way! This wedding couple chose a bright and eclectic array of blooms for their jars. By displaying the arrangements in clusters of five or six at the center of each guest table, the couple achieved an elaborate look while staying within budget.

Recreate these DIY wedding centerpieces:

These bright wedding centerpieces are easy to DIY using jars and small vases

12.) Placemats, Candles, and More Decor

To create flow throughout your tablescapes, try incorporating other design elements that complement your floral arrangements. This will allow you to scale back on the flowers, and will give your centerpieces a put-together feel. In this example, vases, candlesticks, and placemats in shades of copper and bronze help complete the look while still allowing the flowers to shine! Table numbers and picture frames are another way to get creative and fill out your table space. 

Recreate this tablescape:

A cozy wedding table setting with bronze accents and fresh DIY flower arrangements

13.) Single Stem DIY Wedding Centerpieces

The modern minimalist wedding style is as popular as ever, giving wedding couples full permission to scale back and focus on simple, refined decor. These centerpieces feature a single stem in each vase, making them both cost effective and chic! With varying heights and lots of movement, these blooms will still catch your guests' eye. 

Recreate these vases:

Single stems of white flowers placed in simple vases for a minimalist DIY wedding centerpiece

Getting Started on your Centerpieces

Once you've decided how you'll approach your DIY wedding centerpieces, the next step is to order your flowers! Browse our selection of wholesale flowers by color or variety, or checkout our DIY combo packs. Scheduling a consult with one of our flower experts can also help you decide what flowers to order, and how many stems you'll need for each of your arrangements. 

Our flowers ship FREE, directly from the farms to your arms, guaranteeing the best price and freshest quality for your wedding flowers.

As always, we're here to help you every step of the way throughout your flower journey. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact our customer care team, or follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or YouTube for more tips, tricks, and inspiration related to DIY flowers. 

Originally written by Kristi Kellogg, Updated by Leah Britt 02/2022


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#1: Venue: Wichita Country Club, Photography: Kay + Bee

#2: Photography: Carbonell Photography

#3: Venue: Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Photography: Morgan Photo Co, Planning: Spellbinding Soirees

#4: Venue: Chalet View Lodge, Photography: Erin Nicole Photography

#5: Creative Director and Decor: Ira and Lucy, Tabletop Rentals: A Fine Fete, Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen, Photography: Danica Shea Photo, Floral Supplier: FiftyFlowers, Floral Designer: Just So. Event Floral, Publication: Rocky Mountain Bride, Venue: Scandia Inn

#6: Bride and Groom: Collette and Nathan Skroch

#7: Credits to FiftyFlowers

#8: Venue: Tampa Bay Watch, Photography: Amber Mcwhorter Photography

#9: Photographer: Sanaz Photography, Florist: Inessa Nichols Design, Rentals: Archive Rentals, Event: All You Need is Love Events, Publication: Martha Stewart Weddings, Party Accessories: For Your Party

#10: Photography: Kaitlyn Christine Photography

#11: Venue: Wildflower Barn, Photographer: Lauren Slusher Photography, Flowers: FiftyFlowers and Cassiopeia Farm

#12: Photography: Lauren Rae Photo, Design and Styling: The Perfect Palette, Floral Design: Stems Atlanta, Flowers: FiftyFlowers, Venue: The Corner District, Rentals: Decor by the Day, Tabletop Rentals: The Prissy Plate Company

#13: Photography: The Mitchell Photo Collection, Venue: Willow Bridge, Planning and Design: Ira and Lucy, Floral Design: Just So Event Floral, Flowers: FiftyFlowers, Table Top Rentals: A Fine Fete

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