Cheap & Chic Wedding Reception Centerpieces

Looking for amazing, DIY-friendly reception table centerpieces for your wedding? We’re here to help! Here are just a few ideas for prettying up your tables without spending a lot:


Mother Nature’s Own Fresh Tulips

Use tall glasses and cut fresh tulips and greenery. You can find the glasses at the dollar store. Paint them for more impact.

Framed Family Photos

Have your parents, family and friends make copies of their wedding photos and put them in nice frames to use as centerpieces. Your guests can enjoy the look of weddings past – especially with parents and grandparents’ wedding photos.

sugared fruit reception centerpieces

So Sweet Sugared Fruit

Make your own centerpieces out of real fruit covered with sugar – so easy. It makes a beautiful centerpiece and you can eat the fruit later, so no waste at all.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

These do double duty – dessert and decor! Display them in piles or pyramids, as many as you need to make a big statement.

The Story of How We Met

Write out the story of how you met, print it on nice paper, and place the story in silver frames. After adding a little ribbon & silk flowers, you’re done!

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Gently Scented Candles

With these, you wouldn’t need flowers and you wouldn’t need a mirror or a dish. Just simply light the candle and set it on the table, and add great scents to your reception. Just make sure they smell fresh and not overbearingly perfume-y.

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Classic Silver Candelabras

Simply rent silver candelabras for each table. Each candelabra holds 5 white candles. Display them as is or place each on a square piece of mirror and put real ivy and small white flowers around it.