Sure, flowers are gorgeous, but they’re not the only way you can dress up your reception tables. Check out these inexpensive centerpiece ideas:

Branches – Arrange branches in a glass vase. Willow branches are ideal. Keep natural or spray silver or gold.

Potted Herbs – Place potted rosemary, lavender or thyme in pretty pots. Decorate pots with ribbon or paint pots to match wedding colors. This is a wonderful eco-friendly wedding idea.

Wheat – Earthy and beautiful. Wheat will look good with any color combination.

Fruit – For a summer outdoor reception, arrange lemons, limes, or clementines in a glass vase. For an autumn wedding use apples, pears (gilded pears look gorgeous) or gourds. For a winter wedding, use pomegranates or cranberries. Easy and inexpensive!

Illuminarias or Paper Lanterns -Use illuminarias or paper lanterns that match your wedding colors.  Place several at each table.

ChocolateCreate an edible topiary with chocolate truffles. Give away the centerpieces to your guests at the end of the wedding reception.