Bridal shower centerpieces can be over the top or simply chic. Hiring a professional floral designer to create tablescapes can yield gorgeous results, but isn’t always in your budget. Here’s where you might want to get crafty and DIY your own décor. (It’s not hard, we promise.) Or buy table decorations that can double as favors or prizes. For inspiration, check out these amazingly creative ideas for creating bridal shower centerpieces and table decorations on a budget.
Faux Moss Planters
For a pretty garden party vibe, fill faux moss planters with fresh flowers.
The Knot Shop faux moss and wicker mini favor planter with liner, $8 for 4, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com
For a clever bridal shower table idea, choose a centerpiece that would look just as good on your dining room table as it would at the party. Then, give it out as gifts or prizes at the shower. Double-duty!
World Market black wire tealight centerpiece candleholder, $25, WorldMarket.com
Baskets add natural texture to the table décor and offer a lovely roughed-up contrast to feminine flowers.
Beaucoup wicker baskets, from $5, Beau-coup.com
Celebrate the bride by collecting photos of her through the years (include lots of pics of her with her future spouse, of course), and have them printed on photo cubes you can use to decorate tables throughout the party room.
Shindigs 4×4 photo cube centerpiece, $9, Shindigz.com
Fill a few apothecary jars of different heights with sweet treats and you’ve got a colorful bridal shower centerpiece and dessert.
The Knot Shop decorative pedestaled apothecary jar with straight sided bowl, $35, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com
These aren’t your average (read: boring) tealight holders. Place a couple flowers or sprig of greenery inside the clear glass tube to add an organic touch to the clean, modern design.
JoyJolt clear glass tealight candleholders, $15 for 2, Jet.com
Planning a winter bridal shower? Decorate tables with tall vases filled with sparkly white birch branches.
Party City glitter white branches, $4 for 4, PartyCity.com
Mason jars can be used to create rustic bridal shower table decorations. Pretty them up with some loose bouquets of flowers with different textures and sizes.
The Knot Shop vintage-inspired mason jar set in wire holder, $30 for 3, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com
A bird cage makes an elegant bridal shower centerpiece. For pops of color, add fresh flowers, moss balls or another vase filler inside. Or you can use it to store cards.
Oriental Trading medium bird cage, $30, OrientalTrading.com
These little guys are an easy way to add greenery throughout the party room. Place them in bowls and vases, or pile them on cake stands for an organic effect.
Lloyd & Hannah moss ball vase filler, $10 for 16, Target.com
Gold Table Numbers
Chic gold calligraphy table numbers add a bit of glitz and glamour to bridal shower centerpieces.
Kate Aspen gold calligraphy table numbers, $60 for 6, KateAspen.com
A grouping of bud vases with small florals can fill the same amount of space a larger arrangement does—but require fewer blooms. This set comes in a metal rack that’s perfect for longer tables.
Emenest small bud glass vases in black metal rack stand, $25, Amazon.com
These little faux succulents lend a modern feel to a space. Place a few at each table and let guests take them home as favors.
The Knot Shop small faux succulent plants, $30 for 6, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com
Galvanized buckets are instantly dressed up with the addition of fresh flowers. These are an elegant way to create tall bridal shower floral centerpieces.
David’s Bridal galvanized tin flower bucket with handle, $7, DavidsBridal.com
Choose a frame that displays photos on both sides for bridal shower table decorations. That way, all guests can get a glimpse of the menu, engagement photos, table numbers, artwork or whatever else you decide to display in it.
IKEA Tolsby frame, $1, IKEA.com
A grouping of lanterns creates a stylish bridal shower tablescape and are extra perfect for an outdoor event. Add candles to create an ambient glow.
Charlton home mini lanterns, $41 for 8, Wayfair.com
Pretty faux flowers look realistic and are reusable for other events.
World Market flocked faux ranunculus bundles, $24 for 3, WorldMarket.com
Faux cacti make ultra-cute and original bridal shower table ideas. Guests will be happy to take them home after the bash.
World Market faux cacti in cement pots, $21 for 3, WorldMarket.com
Wine Bottle Table Numbers
If you’re having a lot of tables and plan on numbering them, use wine bottles as markers for a fun bridal shower table idea. These wine labels can be customized with numbers and event info. You can even use the bottles as prizes for game winners.
The Knot Shop classic table number wine label, $12, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com
At about a dollar a pop, custom place cards are an affordable way to add color and style to a bridal shower table setting—and to make guests really feel like VIPs.
Karidy Walker english floral garden place cards, $21 for 20, Minted.com
Want to go simple? An elegant tiered server filled with canapes, macarons or petits fours can make an eye-catching bridal shower centerpiece. Plus, it encourages guests to dig in.
MyGift decorative 3-tier white ceramic and metal serving platter, $25, Amazon.com
A teapot can be converted into an inventive centerpiece. Just take off the lid and add fresh flowers for a pretty effect perfect for a bridal shower brunch or afternoon tea.
Maxwell & Williams white basics teapot, $17, Wayfair.com
Pre-printed bridal shower signs are an easy way to gussy up tables without a lot of fuss. Place them in mason jars or vases, or attach them to small stands to create instant bridal shower centerpieces on a budget.
Target rustic wedding centerpiece sticks, $5 for set of 3, Target.com
Votive holders with vintage flair add character to bridal shower tables. Fill them with glowing candles or use them as bud vases.
Bungalow Rose vintage glass votive holders, $29 for 6, Wayfair.com
Romantic candleholders of varying sizes can be topped with votives or twig balls to draw the eye upward. Adding height is ideal if the shower venue has higher ceilings.
Beau-coup shabby chic spindle candleholder, $65 for 3, Beau-Coup.com
A detailed tray can be topped with pretty votives to create an antique-style bridal shower table decoration.
The Knot Shop rustic wood decorative tray with ornamental handles, from $20, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com
Lovely favors—such as honey jars with stylish personalized labels—can be grouped together on a cake stand or tiered server and used as a unique centerpiece.
ModParty honey bridal shower favors, $36 for 12, Etsy.com
Modern Gold Lantern
The geometric shape and gold tone make this lantern feel ultramodern. Fill it with rocks and a plant, a candle or whatever else you dream up. It can even be personalized with a few words.
David’s Bridal personalized gold lantern centerpiece, $65, DavidsBridal.com
No need to shell out a bunch of cash to fill this vase with blooms. Just a few stems (four to be exact) is all you need.
Chive hudson flute long cylinder vase, $26, Amazon.com
Add personalization to bridal shower floral centerpieces with chalkboard stakes. Write table numbers, sweet sayings or congratulatory wishes to the bride.
Oriental Trading chalkboard centerpiece stakes, $10 for 10, OrientalTrading.com
Add French country flair to the space with pretty Provençal pitchers. May we recommend some fluffy hydrangeas or pretty lavender to place inside?
The Knot Shop french provençal style enamel pitcher, $17, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com
Probably the most versatile bridal shower centerpiece idea is a simple glass bowl. It can be filled with fresh flowers, water and floating candles, petals, glass pebbles and much more. The sky’s really the limit here.
IKEA Tidvatten bowl, $8, IKEA.com
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