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{ 6 Ideas to Inspire the PERFECT Centerpiece }

Lanterns, books, photos, floral arrangements, vases.... The list of ideas on how to jazz up a reception table are endless. Deciding on tablescapes for your big day? Now that's an even harder decision. We know the struggle, that's why we've decided to share some of our favorite tablescapes to help get your creative juices flowing!

1. Flowers

Lets be real... No wedding is complete without a few flowers, and the same goes for every reception table. Many people use their floral arrangements as their center pieces, but don't feel like you have to follow that trend. There are plenty of ways to incorporate flowers into your tablescapes without having them as the center of attention. Many people use greenery as their main focus and sprinkle small flowers throughout. Another option is to use something else as your center piece, such as a lantern or a candle, and add flowers around it to accent.

Photos:Bella Noche Photography, Happy Everything Co., Dash Photography, Austin Martin Photography, ARC Studio, and Ashlyn Cathy Photography


2. Candles

Candles can glam up any reception table while also maintaining a traditional aspect to your decor. They can also add that romantic and elegant feel you are looking for! Candles come in all shapes and sizes and are a perfect center piece for any wedding. Don't want to use them as your focal point? Try adding a few tea lights around your floral centerpiece.


Photos: Viktoriya Krudu Photography, Simply Morgan Photography, Happy Everything Co., Bella Noche Photography, Lyndsey Pethel Photography, and Abby Breaux Photography

3.Lanterns

Often centered around a floral arrangement, Lanterns have become an increasingly popular decor item for reception tables. They create a perfect focal point and add a unique element to each reception table. Like the idea of using lanterns on your reception tables but don't want them on every table? That's ok too! Try switching it up and making each table a little different!


Photos: Hillary Leah Photography, Amy Jo Photography, Dash Photography, Southern Frame Studio, Jenrette Romberg photo, and Heather Cook Photography

4. Greenery

Who doesn't love greenery? It's a beautiful way to incorporate an earthy, simplistic element to your wedding day. It can be used to compliment beautiful floral arrangements or even as the focal point of your tablescape.

Photos: Mary Claire Photography, Wedflix, Sydney Bruton Photography, Simply Morgan Photography, Amber Phinisee Photography, and Bethany O'Bryant Photography

5. Books

Books? Yes, we mean books. Many couples have chosen to incorporate some antique books as apart of their centerpieces. It's a unique way to add a little touch of your own personality to your reception tables and is sure to surprise your guests in the best way!

Photos: Anchor & Oak, Hillary Leah Photography, River West Photography, Cait Carr Photography, Heather Cook Photography, and Hillary Leah Photography

6. Personal Touches


Using unique items that are special to you is a great way to add a personal touch to your reception tables. One idea is adding photos of the bride and groom to each table. This is a unique touch that all guests love to see. One of our couples used wood slices with their initials engraved in them and it was the perfect touch of rustic to their center pieces.


Photos: Hillary Leah Photography, Bethany O'Bryant, Bella Noche Photography, and Brooklyn Photography

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