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Fall Wedding Centerpiece Ideas
I am having a fall wedding and I wanted to know if anyone has any pictures/ideas of centerpieces. We are loving a pine cone idea but don't want it to be too plain. We also are looking for it to be inexpensive since we will have approximately 30 tables to decorate. We will consider flowers but they will have to be silk, since I am allergic to real ones. Also, does anyone know a place to find affordable bowls, vases, etc. to hold whatever idea is suggested? Thanks.

Married: 09/26/2009
Posted On: Dec 11, 2008 at 10:50 AM | Vendors are allowed | Add to My Watchlist | Flag As Inappropriate

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MKD Photography
Dec 11, 2008 at 11:39 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Hi Angela,

We had an October bride this year who had a cake on each table as the centerpiece. They had a small two tier cake to cut...but each table had a different flavor cake on it. It cut down on the cost of a large cake, on the cost of floral centerpieces, and eliminated the need for the caterer to cut it as each table was responsible for serving themselves. The fun thing was that people who wanted say, chocolate cake had to go find a table with chocolate so it also promoted inter-table communication!

Here's a link to her centerpiece!

Happy Planning!

Married: 05/15/2009
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Dec 11, 2008 at 1:46 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
There are tons of great fall themed wedding ideas out there, start with this and have fun looking. wedding centerpiece&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title

a great site for lots of centerpiece supplies is:

Married: 08/07/2010
Dec 12, 2008 at 6:00 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Try this site:

I think it's a really good way to add accent to pine cones... there are several types of potpourri at walmarts or other inexpensive general stores. for centerpiece holders try looking at thrift stores and garage sales... my mom's bestfriend bought crystal salad bowls for 20 cents each at a garage sale and then sent one home with each person in her wedding party as a token of gratitude and keepsake

Married: 10/27/2012
Dec 12, 2008 at 10:11 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
How about incorporating fruit as the centerpiece? I've seen round cylinder vases filled with apples. You can wrap colored ribbon around the cylinder with your monogram. You can do ten tables with three different types of centerpieces or do fifteen tables with two different centerpieces. As for the bowls and vases try checking the dollar store, Ikea, or find some 50% off coupons from Michaels. Do you have a Hobby Lobby nearby? Check out for inspiration on centerpieces as well. Good luck!
Dec 13, 2008 at 2:01 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Fall is a wonderful time for color and texture.
As a florist I hear brides say they are "Allergic: to all flowers!
Try Orchids in fall colors they are Hypoallergenic since they dont have Pollen pods!
If you want silks, go to
for great bowls and containers try they sell by the case so great break on price if you need 30 or so.

For fall wedding ideas, you have to visit my website!!

I have several fall weddings featured,
click on the featured events link and award winning designs link.
have a beautiful wedding!


Paper Cakes By Rachel
Dec 14, 2008 at 3:40 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I could make you some beautiful centerpieces for your table at a very reasonable cost! Have you found or bought your wedding favors yet for your guests? My centerpieces are BOTH a centerpiece and you party favors! :)

If you are interested... please check out my storefront or my website at

Thank you! Take Care!
Rachel :)

Married: 10/24/2009
Dec 15, 2008 at 7:24 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I saw this really great center piece at Michaels, it was one of those pumpkins with fall fake flowers on the inside, they had some pumpkins that were the orange ones and others were the beautiful birch wooden looking ones with flowers, they were really cute. I think candles around them would be gorgeous, they were really inexpensive too.
Dec 16, 2008 at 8:27 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Hello we can personalize our chocolate to whatever theme you want and can be used as a very unique centerpiece, Visit us at WWW.YOBOC.COM and please feel free to call or write us with any questions you may have. Let us know how we can help you.
Dec 19, 2008 at 8:41 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Congratulations! "I Do" Creations specializes in silk floral arrangements. Our floral is uniquely customed designed for your special occasion. We will be happy to discuss your floral and decor needs.

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Married: 10/25/2008
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Dec 20, 2008 at 9:13 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I got married this past Oct. what we did was really simple and inexpensive. I bought mirrors at walmart (2 for each long table & 1 for rounds) and put a votive with a wrap from Michaels that we printined with our names and date on each one. Then we bought fake diamonds off of ebay and sprinkle them on the mirror. Finally we cut a bunch of leaves off of fall garlands and spread them over the table. It was super easy and cheap too! Just a thought!
Dec 28, 2008 at 9:47 PM • Flag As Inappropriate

May I also suggest adding some natural wax votives, either scented or unscented to your table centerpieces for candlelight. Not only are these inexpensive but help the environment as well.

If I can be of any assistance, please contact me at

Married: 10/24/2009
Dec 30, 2008 at 12:49 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I'm also getting married in the Fall and have seen a number of fun ideas for centerpieces. For my main centerpiece, I will be alternating between a hallowed out pumpkin which will be filled with flowers and on the opposite tables will be a hallowed out pumpkin as a candle holder. On each side of the center piece, I found these little vases at the $ Store and am going to fill them with candy corn and put a small votive in the middle of that. I have pictures of all of this, but am not sure how to post on there.

Also, a friend of mine used cranberries as part of her decorations. Cranberries float, so she used them along with a floating candle as her centerpieces. It was very pretty.


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