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At your reception, centerpieces will be one of the focal points your guests will see first. Flowers or candles can make a centerpiece extraordinary with the help of the right vase or container. Typically, when selecting vases for wedding centerpieces, consider your wedding theme and what filler you plan to use. Are you dreaming of a modern candlelit centerpiece? Do you prefer a romantic and lush floral centerpiece? In today’s post, we’ll show you seven ideas to inspire you to create your own wedding centerpieces, all with links to the vases you can buy online and put together at home.
Once you finish looking over the list, let us know: which vases or containers do you like best? Tell us in the comment box. Enjoy!
Vases for Wedding Centerpieces
In our list, you’ll see a variety of containers + vases for wedding centerpieces including apothecary vases, trumpet vases, glass, pedestal / bowl vases, concrete, and wood. These trending ideas are easy-to-diy with a few fillers, flowers, or candles to turn your vessels into remarkable designs.
Let’s take a look, starting with glass apothecary vases.
1. Apothecary vases
Apothecary vases make beautiful centerpieces, and they gained most popularity as dessert buffet or candy bar display containers. You’ll typically place apothecary jars in a set of two or three, with ‘trophy’ (taller size) and ‘bubble’ (shorter and wider size) holding the reigns as popular style choices at weddings. Here are examples of the styles.
Trophy apothecary vase
Bubble apothecary vases for centerpieces
Set of three apothecary vases
As a set of three, these couture apothecary jars are cheap for the entire set, available here. When filled with candy they really pop; after the wedding, fill ’em up with ornaments for Christmas, seashells for the summertime, or even cotton balls / bath fizzies for your bathroom.
2. Bud vases
Bud vases are short, small vases like these designed to hold one or two flower stems. These sweet vases look best in small groupings; always use the rule of threes (always odd numbers) when placing them at your tables.
These particular bud vases are 4 inch size. Feel free to add a few different sizes in the same grouping to add depth.
For a modern twist, use marble vases for centerpieces filled with succulents or candles.
Alternatively, you could use these square concrete vases for centerpieces filled with succulents or potted plants.
Wouldn’t these succulents look beautiful inside those concrete planters? They work as vases for centerpieces AND take-home favors for guests! Win, win.
These stackable votive candle holders are made of concrete and I love the way they look in a grouping. By ConcreteGeometric.
Prefer a budget option? Rather than buying these vases for centerpieces individually, buy a set like this cocktail three-vase set with beveled mirror. Spotted at Koyal Wholesale.
And last but not least, we have metallic bud vases. These vases are made of metallic with a fleur de lis design.
3. Vintage / votive vases
This next set of vases for centerpieces is a popular choice this year: vintage glass candle holders. While they are sized to fit votive candles, they can also be used to hold small flower arrangements.
Either way you use them, you’ll admire the pop of color they add to your reception decor.
4. Pedestal bowl vases
Pedestal bowl vases make a stunning statement as a centerpiece.
A bowl vase, sometimes called a pedestal compote vase, becomes a focal point with a bouquet of peonies, roses, or anemones.
You can view more of these pedestal vases here.
5. Terrarium vases
Geometric terrarium vases have really skyrocketed to the top of the popularity charts this year; we see this trend continuing as couples continue to love these terrariums as vases for weddings. Fill yours with candles for an ultra-modern effect; if you prefer, use moss and succulents to create mini gardens atop your reception tables.
Here’s an example of how beautiful these look when filled with flowers (vase + photo via Love and Luxe Handmade):
Terrariums are available in many sizes. This pentagon terrarium vase is available in black, gold, and copper.
This next example is a long rectangular terrarium vase; fill it with candles, as shown, or fill with potted plants for a modern + botanical feel.
And lastly, this hurricane terrarium vase trio is probably my favorite. I can see it used as wedding centerpieces with candles and afterward as home decor.
See more terrariums here.
6. Rustic wood box vases
For a shabby chic or rustic wedding, rustic wood boxes make excellent centerpiece vases. This long rectangular box allows you plenty of room to make a statement with flowers and really stand out as centerpieces. By Susabella’s.
This birch vase is another favorite, also Susabella’s.
For smaller vases, try these wooden boxes in distressed paint (white or grey) or natural wood (brown).
7. Trumpet vases
Mint julep vases are a classic choice for a trumpet vase. It is a versatile look whether paired with hydrangeas or roses and make low-centerpieces which look perfect on cocktail tables, cake tables, buffet displays, entry tables with your seating charts, and more.
What do you think of these vases? Are you using these vases for wedding centerpieces or decor around your reception space? Tell us in the box below.