12 Beautifully Simple Wedding Centerpieces

If you’re looking for simple wedding centerpieces, we’ve got you covered! We’ve compiled a list of our favorites for brides planning an intimate wedding, looking to keep costs down, or for brides who love a minimal and modern aesthetic.

Something small and simple can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your wedding day. So whether you’re looking for something classic and timeless or a more contemporary twist on a traditional centerpiece, there are plenty of ideas to help you evoke the perfect mood and look for your big day. Read on to discover some of the most beautiful and simple wedding centerpieces.

From delicate floral arrangements to charming candle displays, you’re sure to find simple wedding centerpieces that match your style, season, and theme below.

1. Tonal Accents

Monochrome or tonal wedding centerpieces are perfect for keeping your look simple. Use a single color scheme, including various shades, tones, and textures of the same color to create visual interest and depth. This can be achieved by using different types of candles, flowers, greenery, and other decor elements in a single color, such as white, blush, or black, to create a cohesive and elegant look.

simple wedding centerpieces
Photography: Lauryn Kay Photography | Tabletop Rentals: Archive Rentals
simple wedding centerpieces
Photography: Cristina Ilao | Styling: L27 Weddings and Events | Floral Design: Firenza Flowers
monochrome candle centerpiece
Photography: Jazmin Andrade | Styling: Mint & Mix Events

2. Bottled Wildflowers

Give your wedding reception a rustic and natural feel with bottled wildflowers. Feature a variety of wildflowers arranged in different sized glass bottles for an effortless and whimsical vibe. It’s perfect for sustainable brides who want to include easy and unique table decorations.

Photography: Christina Szczupak Photography | Florals: The Love Loves
simple wedding centerpieces
Photography: Bethany Clarke | Florals: The Flower Room
wildflower bottle centerpiece
Photography: Kristen Pierson | Planning: Purple Summer Events | Floral Design: Farmette Flowers

3. Classic White

Using white wedding centerpieces is a classic and elegant choice that can create a sophisticated and timeless look. White flowers, such as roses, lilies, and peonies, can be combined with other neutral colors, such as green or beige, to create a simple yet stunning centerpiece.

white wedding centerpieces
Photography: Gianni di Natale | Florals: Flower Addicted | Venue: Villa Cimbrone
white wedding centerpieces
Photography:  The Saums
simple wedding centerpieces
Photography: Janet Lin Photography

4. Candle Arrangements

Candles are a beautiful way to create a warm and romantic ambiance that can set the mood for the entire event. They can be used in various ways, from small votive candles to large pillar candles, and can be paired with flowers, greenery, or other decor elements to create a simple yet stunning aesthetic.

simple wedding centerpieces
Photography: Tim-Tab Studios | Florals: Life In Bloom
colorful candlestick centerpiece
Photography: Styled & Snapped | Design/Rentals: The Copper Quail | Planning: Wildflower Wedding Planning
simple wedding centerpieces
Photography: ManiSol Wedding | Planning: Wedding and Others

5. Mason Jars

Mason jars are a rustic and charming way to add a touch of country style to your simple wedding centerpieces. They can be filled with flowers, candles, or other decorative elements. You can also add hand-painted illustrations, or adorn them with ribbons, lace, and burlap to create a gorgeous personalized table display.

simple wedding centerpieces
Photography: Patrick Karkkolainen | Florals: Syväsen Kukka
bright wedding tablescape
Photography: McGivern Photography
mason jar centerpiece
Photography: Kirsty Mackenzie

6. Boho Neutrals

Go for a boho-neutral style wedding centerpiece by combining natural elements such as wood, greenery, and neutral colored flowers that create a rustic, earthy, and relaxed vibe. Incorporating elements such as dried flowers, natural textures, and earthy neutral tones can add the perfect touch to your bohemian aesthetic.

boho neutral wedding centerpieces
Photography: MFields Photography
neutral wedding reception decor
Photography: Jo Elvis
simple wedding centerpieces
Photography: Kaylee Chelsea | Event Design: Wild Heart Events | Floals: Good Seed Floral

7. Golden Luxury

Add a touch of glamour and luxury to your simple wedding centerpieces with golden accents. A few ways to incorporate this chic color include, golden vases to hold flowers or greenery, gold accents in floral arrangements such as golden leaves or branches, gold candle holders or lanterns, and gold table numbers.

gold wedding centerpiece
Photography: Lorena Burns | Coordination: Alexa Kay Events
simple wedding centerpieces
Photography: Love Life Images

8. Bright Sunflowers

Sunflowers are bright and cheerful flowers that can bring a lot of warmth and light to the reception space. These blooms symbolize adoration, loyalty, and longevity which can be a lovely sentiment to incorporate into your special day. The popular and classic flower is also relatively affordable, which makes them a great option for brides looking to create beautiful, yet budget-friendly decor.

sunflower centerpiece
Photography: Mckenzie Jespersen
sunflower wedding decor
Photography: Lisa Price | Floral Design: Broadway Flower Shop
simple wedding centerpieces
Photography: Inspired Eye Images | Flowers: Down Emery Lane

9. Small Succulents

Succulents come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, which can be used to create beautifully unique centerpieces. They’re also low maintenance which adds to their simplicity. You can even repurpose them in your home to remember your special day as they’re easy to take care of and last a long time.

succulent wedding decoration
Photography: Jose Valdez | Floral Design: Native Poppy
Photography: Erin McGinn Photography
Photography: Sarah Street

10. Stunning and Simple Pampas

The beauty of pampas grass is its versatility. You can use this dried flower to create a stunning oversized focal point, but it also works perfectly for simple wedding centerpieces. Place it inside a glass bottle for a stylish and contemporary aesthetic or pop in another bloom or two if you want to add depth and color to compliment your reception decor.

boho wedding decoration
Photography: Olegs Samsonovs
Photography: Ana & Jerome | Planning: Up South | Florals: Florenta Flower Design
pampas wedding reception decor
Photography: Maggie Grace | Planning: Emily Aitken | Floral Design: Historia Florals

11. Timeless Greenery

Greenery is a great choice for brides looking to create elegant, affordable, and simple wedding centerpieces. The natural and versatile foliage can be used in a variety of ways across your reception venue to tie all of your decorations together. For example, choose mini tree centerpieces to bring the outdoors inside, or opt for tropical palms for an exotic vibe.

mini tree centerpieces
Photography: Lauren Gabrielle
whimsical wedding centerpiece
Photography: Ali + Julie | Planning: A Polished Plan | Floral Design: Stems Floral Design
tropical wedding centerpiece
Photography: Katie Brawley

12. Mini Vases

Opt for an arrangement of mini vases as focal points on your reception tables. This delicate aesthetic means that you can include an assortment of different blooms, but the petite look keeps it sweet and simple.

Photography: The Ganeys | Floral Design & Styling: Gather Design Company | Tabletop Rentals: Anthropologie 
Photography: Ramble Free Photo | Planning: Exquisite Events | Florals: Sweet Talk Floral

Compliment your special day beautifully with these simple wedding centerpieces. Head to WedBoard for tips and advice to help you plan your wedding. You’ll find more inspiration for your reception as well as other aspects of your big day including, 20 Gorgeous Wedding Centerpiece Ideas, Top 15 Wedding Colors For All Seasons, and Top Italy Wedding Venues To Suit Your Style.

Featured image: Olive & Thyme

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