30 Non-Traditional, Non-Floral Centrepiece Ideas for your Alternative Wedding

30 Non-Traditional, Non-Floral Centrepiece Ideas for your Alternative Wedding

If flower’s aren’t your thing, there are still oodles of alternative options for your bouquet or centrepieces. I hope these ideas will get those cogs whirring and help you come up with something fun and unique for your own wedding.

First, think about what your interests are. Maybe it’s books…

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Handmade book-lovers wedding

Origami…

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An origami wedding

Or you’d prefer a mishmash of everything you like!

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Taxidermy and skull wedding

Maybe you’re really into skulls…

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Maritime goth wedding

Or taxidermy…

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Gothic and literacy Lower East Side wedding

Or robots!

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Austin anime and robot wedding

There are plenty of ways to bring aspects of life into your centrepieces without traditional cut flowers. How about logs, billy balls and succulents?

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Antler and animal theme

This cute terrarium is such a fun idea!

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60s inspired punk rockabilly wedding

Or what about dried flowers?

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Incredible queer wedding at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

I love the idea of potted herbs

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Woodland wedding

Or plants – you could give them out as gifts afterwards too!

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Nature and geometry Eden Project wedding

Fruit or veg is another unique option

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Harvest festival wedding

Whatever you choose it should definitely fit in with your theme

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Music and cat-lover wedding

Whether that be Alice in Wonderland…

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Crazy good Alice in Wonderland wedding

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Crazy good Alice in Wonderland wedding

Dinosaurs (you can get dino planters on etsy by the way!)

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Dinosaur themed South African wedding

Or the beach.

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Tropical punk rock wedding

Vintage crockery and cakes would be perfect for a Mad Hatter’s tea party

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Mad Hatter’s tea party

And globes would work perfectly with a travel theme.

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Colourful folky wedding shoot

This is the ideal oppotunity to get a little bit crafty

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Colourful Cinco de Mayo fiesta

And create something really individual.

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South African steampunk

Even the simplest of ideas can end up looking totally amazing

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Super cool abandoned warehouse

Like balloons for every table!

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Explosion of colour

Something dramatic will certainly be a talking point amongst your guests

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Pink leopard print DIY wedding

But even the smallest of personal touches can be really effective.

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If music be the food of love

I mean, who wouldn’t love to see weird kitschy tea pots on their table?!

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Retro golf club wedding

Or painstakingly handcrafted paper flowers?

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Handmade rainbow windmill wedding

You could even make them out of maps to suit an international theme

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Travel themed wedding in Italy

Or just go all out and name each table after the places you’ve visited and loved.

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Skateboard and travel themed wedding

But whatever you choose, and as long as it’s personal to you, it’s sure to make an impact!

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Science and history themed wedding

3 comments

  1. Thank you for some fab ideas! Non floral centrepieces can be sooo much more exciting than flowers as you have proved. Also, it opens the doors to the rest of your wedding being creative and cool and so much more personal. I’ve got a client this year having a dog themed wedding and we are using different doggie figurines instead of table numbers which we are then going to use on the table plan. Plus we’re going to carry on the doggie theme randomly in other ways around the venue as they are nuts about dogs. I’m just as excited for their guests to see it all as much as they are!!

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