4 Beautiful (and Inexpensive) Ways to Decorate Your Wedding Reception Tables

You’ve seen hundreds of table designs on Pinterest and you’re starting to realize that all those gorgeous flower arrangements add up quickly.  But never fear,... Read More

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You’ve seen hundreds of table designs on Pinterest and you’re starting to realize that all those gorgeous flower arrangements add up quickly. 

But never fear, you won’t have to break your wedding budget to have centerpieces that your guests will still be talking about years from now. Read on for 4 beautiful (and inexpensive) ways to decorate your wedding reception tables.

1. Keep it simple

It goes without saying that simplicity will mean a smaller bill from your florist, but that doesn’t mean you need to lose the impact of a spectacular table design.

Start with a table or table runner that makes a big impact. (Farm tables are a current favorite and don’t need linens for a beautiful look.) 

Then add your dishware, glassware, and flatware. Depending on your choices, these could also make a big impression – colored glassware, for instance, will add a unique pop.

Last, but not least, include a few flowers, vases, or other unique items, and you’re done!

2. Stay away from floral

Unfortunately, flowers can be some of the most costly parts of your table centerpieces, so think about include none – or very few. Instead, focus on greenery, unique vases, and candles.

No matter what your wedding style, you’ll be able to find something that fits – from rustic to traditional.

3. Rent or scope out deals

Buying first hand wedding table decor could be an easy way to break the bank. Instead, think about renting (since you probably won’t want 12 tables worth of vases after the big day)! Or, you can find great deals at flea markets, secondhand shops, or even yard sales.

4. Showcase unique items

Whether you focus on something special for the bride or groom (like places you’ve been) or choose a unique theme, fun and interesting reception table centerpieces are a fun way to create conversation and interest from your guests.

Here are just a few unique centerpieces to choose from:

  • Birdcages
  • Books
  • Feathers
  • Fish
  • Framed photos
  • Fruit
  • Paper flowers

Your wedding tablescape doesn’t need to break the bank. Instead, follow these four examples for great ideas to save on your centerpieces.


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