DIY Wedding Centerpiece and Table Number Ideas

We've gathered 37 of our favorite ideas to help you craft your own gorgeous centerpieces and creative table numbers.
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January 21, 2016
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Autumn Hues

For a rustic glam wedding, a bright autumnal palette of greens, tangerines, corals and red-oranges looks brilliant when paired with wood and metallics.

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Sumptuous Design

For this luxe Bohemian-themed wedding, the floral designer Lindsay Coletta wanted to avoid "matchy-matchy" design and instead blended pastels and brights.

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Woodsy Vibe

Add some rustic charm to your wedding with this simple, personalized centerpiece. It's natural, elegant and budget-friendly.

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Home Grown

For interesting conversation pieces and to save on arrangements, consider growing your own centerpieces. This unusual option is made up of carnivorous plants, succulents and ferns.

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Vintage Books

Wedding decorations are all in the details. Use vintage books with a bold romantic text to create custom table numbers for a centerpiece that will inspire and impress every guest. Textures and colors are key. Finish it off with gold metallic ink for a little extra glimmer. 

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Perfect Chemistry

Suggest “perfect chemistry” with subtle accents in a floral tablescape. An old test tube rack is not only ideal, it is also a creative way to display wedding flowers. Plus, it saves on budget by making a focal point out of single flowers.

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Low and Lush

Think small and loose-style arrangements for a rustic, organic feel. "When choosing your design, don't go for extremely tight, compacted styles that use tons of flowers. Pick lower arrangements that feature lush greeneries, like seeded eucalyptus, bear grass and plumose. The greens will help stretch out the size of the arrangement," says Janie Medley, owner of Janie Medley Flora Design.

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Bottled Up

Craft easy-to-make table numbers from bottles for a subtle addition to your table's centerpiece. 

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Cactus Cute

A small wooden pick placed in potted cacti creates a beautiful understated centerpiece.

Country Chic

Simple wooden numbers on wooden picks are a fun way to number the tables at a rustic wedding. Placed in a colorful floral centerpiece, these make an easily recognizable and beautiful tabletop display. Design by Nicole Oliver

DIY Table Numbers

Make you own basic table numbers to lean against a classic floral centerpiece. You'll save money and still create an elegant display.


To add a sense of festive abundance to the table, get creative with non-floral centerpieces that can be used for a holiday wedding. Classic silver ball ornaments add interest when piled high in a silver compote or displayed in apothecary and bell jars. Fill in any empty spaces with mercury glass votives, taper candlesticks, additional ornaments and oversized pinecones. Design by

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Simple + Elegant

White candles, eucalyptus and gold accents exude simple Southern elegance when placed against a bright white background.

On the Farm

This farm wedding wouldn't be complete without a burlap table runner and simple floral arrangements filled with baby's breath.

On the Rise

This DIY bride reused wooden risers from another wedding and added a few collected pieces to create a custom look.

Simply Southern

For classic country style, you can't go wrong with a grouping of glass jars filled with baby's breath and other timeless favorites. 

Simply Elegant

Talk about taking it to new heights and lengths. You can't help saying "wow" when looking at this exquisite runner of pretty white hydrangeas.

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Culinary Creation

Do you have a green thumb? Try this cute idea from, and line the tables with eye-catching herbs in bright tin cans. It's a simple touch that would also make a great wedding favor. Photo by Brightwood Photography

Uniform Flowers

With so much mixing and matching of patterns, this is a great opportunity to make a statement with bold monochromatic arrangements. Artfully arrange dozens of bright pink ranunculus in a single gold vase to create a striking focal point in the center of the table. Courtesy of Camille Styles, editor of

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Something Simple

Wood cuttings and wildflowers are the perfect centerpiece option for a rustic, woodsy wedding. The cuttings can even double as table markers.

Sugar Magnolia

Paper flowers are a great departure from traditional floral arrangements, but they can still make a strong visual impact. For this garland, paper magnolia blossoms were attached to real magnolia branches. Design by

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Antique Tea Pots

For this whimsical wedding, vintage silver pots were filled with beautiful summer hues.

Tea Time

It's a tea party for grownups when you use the quaint vessels to hold your elegant arrangements.

Steampunk Style

Steampunk decor is all about industrial touches with a collected-over-time vibe. Combine vintage oil cans, mixed brass containers and various gears and gadgets for the perfect steampunk centerpiece.

The Perfect Mix

Don't forget about berries and greenery when choosing your flower arrangement. Flowers may be the star of the show, but these interesting touches add color and texture and simply look amazing.

Summer Blooms

Display florals in vintage silver pitchers and vases for a classic, polished look. Loosely arrange white garden roses and polar star roses with green camellia leaves and Queen Anne's lace. Then add a pop of preppy color with sprigs of lavender muscari. Design by

Double-Duty Dessert Tray

A three-tiered dessert tray is a great tool for displaying a pretty grouping of candles and greenery. Add visual interest by using herbs and vegetables with different textures, like the artichokes displayed here.

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Spring Fever

Perfect for spring, a colorful grouping of grass and tulips is a fresh take on generic floral centerpieces. Design by Kim Foren of Geranium Lake

Single Rose

For a fairytale effect, place a single rose in a glass or vase. Then disperse multiple glasses around each table.

Equestrian Elegance

Barn wedding are still all the rage, but classy equestrian decor is an updated twist on the popular rustic theme. Leather riding boots look pretty and unique as vases for lovely bouquets.

Winter White

A combination of white garden roses, Queen Anne’s lace and ranunculus gives the feel of a frosted winter wonderland and brings a natural element to this table’s sage and ivory color palette. To recreate this look, create small arrangements in vintage silver vases and bowls. Then place them along a wooden runner. Design by

Not So Serious

Stunning for spring, a few beautiful calla lillies in an interesting grouping of colorful bottles exudes a fun, relaxed vibe.

Branch Out

Display a beautiful low grouping of flowers with stunning branches to mix things up as well as allow guests to see each other better from all sides of the table.

Vintage Elegance

If you're planning a sophisticated Southern wedding, local flowers in vintage milk jugs will make a major statement.

So Cloche

Show off your theme, and put your favorite items on display by incorporating classic cloches on every table. Book risers, as seen here, are a great idea for literary lovers.

Lots of Lavender

Can't you just smell that relaxing summer scent? A simple pot of lavender on each table is sure to evoke happy feelings for your guests. Bonus: That purple hue is amazing!

Glass Half Full

Skip the traditional vases and opt for a more fun arrangement by putting your flowers in oversized martini glasses.

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