Flowers are one of the most traditional wedding centerpieces, as they create an elegant and formal look. When decorating your wedding reception with flowers, the vase you use to hold the floral arrangements is just as important as the flowers themselves. While crystal vases may be stunning and classy, they are also bland, boring and overused. There are a variety of different, nontraditional vase ideas to consider using for your wedding reception.
For a rustic, country inspired wedding, mason jars can create a very unique look. This is especially true if you are decorating with wildflowers, such as sunflowers. You can add a more formal look to your mason jar vases by decorating them with printed ribbon that matches your wedding color scheme.
For a garden or Victorian themed wedding, teapots can serve as an adorable table centerpiece. A teapot with an intricate design or pattern that matches your wedding color scheme will create a cute, vintage look on your tabletops. Simply leave the lid of the teapot off and fill it with flowers.
Like teapots, pitchers can be used as a very unique centerpiece. A tall water pitcher filled with long stemmed flowers will create a very elegant, polished centerpiece for your reception tables. For a very simple, classic look, a clear class pitcher is an appropriate choice. For a more bold, unique look that will stand out, colored or patterned pitchers are a more appropriate choice.
If you are getting married during the fall, pumpkins can be an extremely unconventional vase for your short stemmed floral arrangements. Hollow out a pumpkin and cut out the top. Stuff the entire top of the pumpkin with flowers of your choice. Autumn colored flowers in orange, yellow and red will coordinate well with the pumpkin and reflect the season.
For a simple floral arrangement of only two or three long stemmed flowers, such as roses, wine bottles can be a great centerpiece option. Colored wine bottles or even bottles with custom labels can easily be filled with water and flowers. This option is best if you are seating guests at small tables, as a small floral arrangement will look out of place on a large, buffet style table.
While this is not exactly a vase idea, potted flowers are another way to consider displaying your floral arrangements. Pots filled with seasonal flowers will have a very cute, casual look. This is a great centerpiece idea to consider if you are getting married in the springtime.