Fabulous Non Floral Centrepieces

May 18, 2015

in Centrepieces, Decorations, Tables

non floral centrepieces

We all expect to see flowers at a wedding, but they’re not everyone’s cup of tea.  So here are a few alternative ideas that we have had for non floral centrepieces, all without a single bloom insight.

Letter Shaped Books

Let start with a few books:

A stack of books can make a great focal point for a stunning centerpiece and give a little extra height for a collection of candle sticks.

However,  for something a little different these letter shaped books by The Letteroom from Not On The High Street can make an excellent table centrepiece displayed as a 3d monogram or to spell short words or used as single letters to denote each reception table.  Plus, they can be used for scribbling after the wedding by you and your guests.


Cupcakes can be the answer. Rather than a separate dessert table, replace your floral displays with decorated cupcakes. You can choose different flavours or even have them decorated in your wedding theme.


For a more organic wedding, herbs or citrus fruit will make ideal centrepiece displays. For a bright modern tablescape just fill vases with citrus fruits; personally I just love a vase or bowl full of lemons for a yellow vibe. If you are going for a green wedding palette then fresh herbs are the answer as they also give off a wonderful fragrance. A single pot of basil will give off a fabulous aroma and provide that vivid green for a green tonal scheme.


For me strawberry plants in large cups and saucers are the ultimate in table decor, and even better if full of fruit.


A collection of candles creates a fabulous alternative centrepiece. For a rustic look these log t’light holders are perfect, just add woodland fragant scented t’lights.

blue hen

We think unusual sculptures can make very stylish centrepieces, like this blue hen. But if your budget will not stretch to unusual sculptures, then you can consider make your own.  For example you could make ice centrepieces by taking a tall plastic container and freezing flower petals or fruit in the ice, add a water proof battery light at the bottom for a fabulous look. Remember if you are using ice, stand the ice sculpture on a tray to catch the water from the melting ice. Just cover the tray in moss to disguise it.

Hopefully, have we inspired you?

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Sharon Maher is a wedding and party planner, event venue stylist and also writes the blogs Norah Sleep Wedding Style, Norah Sleep Living Style and My Wedding Marquee about weddings, food, fashion, style and things that inspire her in life. Find her on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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