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5 DIY Affordable Non-floral Wedding Centerpieces Ideas

When it comes to wedding decor, most of the time people automatically think of flowers. But flowers can certainly be expensive, so if you’re planning a wedding on a budget, or simply want to have an outside the box wedding then this article is for you!

1. Dyed pineapples

wedding decor pineapples

Pineapples have being in style for quite a while now and they seem to be staying popular. Personally I love pineapples, and the best about them is that they are really affordable!

For a DIY centerpiece you can buy a metallic spray paint of your choice and paint the whole pineapple. To finish up you can always add some greenery around the centerpiece and some candles.

Nowadays more people are using fake candles for security reasons but it’s really up to you. If you’re having kids at the wedding, I would go for the fake candles but it's completely up to you.

2. Greenery

wedding greenery centerpiece

This idea would go perfect for rustic or vintage weddings where rectangular tables are usually used. Greenery and vine arrangements are more affordable than flowers and if you find artificial ones then even better!

Simply arrange your greenery along your rectangular table and finish up with some candles of different sizes; the greenery and candles will definitely create movement and dimension on your table.

3. Fruits

lemon wedding centerpiece

Fruits are a great choice to include in your centerpiece; they are colorful, they smell good, look good and are easy to acquire.

If you decide to go this route then pick a fruit that matches your wedding color scheme and that fits in the cylinder, square or whatever shape base you choose.

You can pick from lemons and limes to peaches and apples; you can also opt to have them by themselves or submerged in water.

4. Lanterns

wedding lantern centerpiece

Lanterns mixed with candles make a romantic and cozy atmosphere but besides candles, you can use a wide range of different items to go with your lanterns.

You can opt to put some greens inside the lantern such as a cactus or simply put some string lights. To finish up the look, candles or some greenery are always a good idea to put around the centerpiece.

5. Shells

shells wedding centerpiece

Shells are great but they are limited to beach, summer or beach themed weddings. If you’re wedding falls into one of these categories, then your options are countless; from conchs and starfish to different many other types of shells available.

Again, to give it an extra touch candles always do the trick!

Non-floral DIY wedding centerpieces are really endlessness. You’re best friend here is your imagination and some creative skills. So start brainstorming and creating great centerpieces for your wedding!


Paula Anger is a Delray Beach Certified Wedding Planner, owner of Verano Events and author of *Verano's Essential Wedding Guide*. Paula has been in the event's and fashion industry for over 10 years and has worked with well-known celebrities. Connect with us:

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