Elegant flower arrangements might be the go-to for centerpieces, but there are plenty of options for the bride and groom who want to add a little personality to their reception. Whether you incorporate a hobby, an activity you enjoy doing together, or a character trait you share, your centerpieces can tell your guests something about you. Here are ten centerpiece ideas to get you thinking about how to personalize your table decorations. Just click the links to head to see the actual ideas!
Not only is it a fun way to serve fresh vegetables to your guests, but for the couple that enjoys spending time in the garden together, this crudités centerpiece from Martha Stewart reflects the down-to-earth qualities of the bride and groom’s favorite hobby.
Are you and your soon-to-be-spouse a pair of bookworms? This arrangement from Etsy seller PagesGarden incorporates your love of literature with a vase of paper roses made from the pages of a book.
For the couple who loves playing games together, check out this flower and game board centerpiece from a wedding done by Lisa Gordon.
This gorgeous agate table display not only helps guests find their assigned seat, but reflects the feelings the couple shares about the beauty and solidarity of their marriage. It comes from 100 Layer Cake.
photos by Melissa Fuller Photography
Whether you consider Lego creations a work of art or just a fun way to spend time together, this bucket of Legos is perfect for the fun couple who’s never too old for playtime. It comes from a wedding photographed by Gemma Clarke Photography.
This display from JoPhoto is perfect for the outdoorsy, yet elegant couple. With a vase constructed of twigs and a stunning flower arrangement, this centerpiece becomes an eye-catching floral tree sculpture.
Here’s another tree-like centerpiece from Candi’s Floral Creations. With a touch of whimsy, this display tells the fairytale love story of a couple united by their romantic natures.
Pets as table decorations? Why not! This goldfish bowl centerpiece from WeddingChicks.com is both strikingly original and delightfully beautiful. Show your love of animals or reflect the tropical destination of your honeymoon by adding a goldfish or beta fish into your centerpiece. (Just be sure to take care of the fish – they are living things!)
photos by Just For You Photography and Picture That Photography
For the bride and groom who are star struck by each other, these enchanting fairy lights from Etsy seller PerfectHoliday add a sense of wonder and magic to your special night.
Are you and your fiancé united by a love of sports? This trophy-turned-vase from Elizabeth Anne Designs is the perfect example of how you can put your athletic side on display at even the most elegant wedding reception.
When your guests sit down at your wedding celebration, give them something to talk about with a unique table decoration that shares something about you and your new spouse. What part of yourselves will your wedding centerpiece express?
Aubrey Fredrickson is a happily married, mother-of-two, stay-at-home freelance writer who loves discovering and sharing unique ideas!