Branches – Arrange branches in a glass vase. Willow branches are ideal. Keep natural or spray silver or gold.
Potted Herbs – Place potted rosemary, lavender or thyme in pretty pots. Decorate pots with ribbon or paint pots to match wedding colors. This is a wonderful eco-friendly wedding idea.
Wheat – Earthy and beautiful. Wheat will look good with any color combination.
Fruit – For a summer outdoor reception, arrange lemons, limes, or clementines in a glass vase. For an autumn wedding use apples, pears (gilded pears look gorgeous) or gourds. For a winter wedding, use pomegranates or cranberries. Easy and inexpensive!
Illuminarias or Paper Lanterns -Use illuminarias or paper lanterns that match your wedding colors. Place several at each table.
Chocolate – Create an edible topiary with chocolate truffles. Give away the centerpieces to your guests at the end of the wedding reception.
Photos #1 illustration: (L-R) Branches, MarthaStewart.com; Wheat, MarthaStewart.com; Rosemary Tree, 1800Flowers.com; Potted Herbs, MarthaStewart.com