“Centerpieces add up. When deciding on your reception centerpieces, not every table needs a lavish floral arrangement. Candles are a good way to save money. Alternating non-floral centerpieces like floating candles, a cluster of pillar candles in varying heights, mason jars, wine bottles, or fruit arrangements creates an elegant and modern look.”
I've opted to make my own centerpieces using non floral options. After purchasing silver dollar sprays, some curly willows, a tall vase, acrylic ice, and some straw, here's what I can up with. Read more: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/diy-silver-dollar-centerpieces-thoughts#ixzz2p6CDDAgE
Against the advice of my mother and my day-of wedding coordinator (a worthwhile splurge, but that's a different story for a different day), the one thing I just didn't care about for my wedding day were the flowers. I wanted a beautiful wedding, sure. But I knew that you could have a really gorgeous event without even a flower in sight.