Non-Floral Centerpieces

Using flowers as centerpieces is something that many (most?) brides assume is a given. It doesn’t have to be. We all know how expensive flowers can be and of course they only live for a short time. Nothing can replace the look and ambiance of fresh flowers, but there are some alternatives that will make your tables just as spectacular. Here are some ideas I was considering when I realized that fresh flowers were not going to be able to fit into our budget:

Candles:
This is probably the most common flower alternative. I love the soft light given off by candles and they are simply romantic. The problem I encountered was cost. I had a hard time finding the quality and quantity (plus holders of some sort) I would need to make an impact, without spending more than flowers may have cost. Eventually, I found a great deal on pillar candles at Ikea.

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Fruit:
Often fresh fruits are paired with flowers in centerpieces, but they hold up pretty well on their own too. These would be especially fun for a summer or outdoor wedding.

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Plants/Rocks/Mother Nature:
If you still want the look of life and nature in your centerpieces there are many options that won’t break the bank.

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Wedding Favors:
If you are going to have them on the table anyway, why not make wedding favors work double duty?

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Photos:
Here is another chance to do something with those engagement photos taking up space on your hard drive. Or maybe better yet, photos of family weddings, childhood snap shots or show case your furry friends.

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Are you using non-floral centerpieces? What are some of your favorite ideas?

Non-Floral Center

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Mrs. Pineapple

Location:
Pittsburgh
Wedding Date:
October, 2008
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