DIY Lantern Wedding Centerpieces

There are many great DIY lantern wedding centerpieces ideas. When you use LED candles, the variations are almost endless since there is no fire risk.


In this post, you will find ideas on the lantern styles you can use, tips on how to save money and my personal DIY lantern wedding centerpieces project.


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The cost of such a project mainly depends on the number of fresh flowers you’ll need, multiplied by the cost of the lantern.

Some lanterns can be really expensive: around $20.00 a piece! Keep in mind that you need many of them to decorate all your guest tables.

Fortunately, you can buy in bulk and save lots of money from trustworthy online retailers like Amazon.



Save Money and Buy Wholesale

You can pay as low as $5.00 each lantern when you look for wholesale. The best way to save money is to look for packs of 15 or more.

Don’t only base your decision on your first impression. Some lanterns can look plain and uninteresting but they offer more creative potential and are often less expensive.



My Lantern Project

This rustic cream color lantern has a Moroccan style.

DIY lantern wedding centerpieces


It’s decorated with 2 different sorts of flowers: dark pink begonia, and purple verbena.



DIY lantern wedding centerpieces – How to choose textures and colors

Foliage can be a good way to fill the spaces and make the arrangement look lush without spending a fortune on flowers.

I suggest choosing flowers that have vibrant colors and not more than 3 or 4. You can also choose flowers that catch the eye like hydrangeas.

They are pretty big, though. Just make sure to place them at the bottom of the lantern or in a way that doesn’t hide other visual aspects of the centerpiece.

DIY flower and foliage lantern decoration


The foliage I used is wine-like Lophospermum, silver artemisia and… Carrot leaves at the top of the lantern. Carrot foliage is visually interesting, isn’t it?

Who would have thought…!

Wedding lantern flower decoration idea



Choosing your Lantern Style

Lanterns come in many sizes, shapes, and colors. A popular trend these days is to create table centerpieces out paper lanterns. It’s one of the cheapest ways to make a lantern wedding centerpiece.

If you are wondering what is the best type of lantern for your wedding centerpiece you Silver lighthouse wedding centerpiececan choose one related to your theme.



A wedding with a beach or sea theme would look fabulous featuring lighthouse lantern centerpieces.





Silver Square Lantern with Foliage Details

A great color that fits any wedding theme. It’s classic and elegant!

fairy lantern wedding centerpiece



Victorian White Lantern

A classic design that matches most wedding themes. You can decorate it easily by adding flowers and foliage through the design holes.

White candle lantern for weddings



Ivory Square Lantern

Notice the engraved foliage details on the glass. Perfect for small tables.

Elegant candle holder wedding lantern centerpiec



Contemporary “Rustic Silver” Lantern

These are great to add contrast to white and pastel colors that are traditionally used to decorate wedding tables. Perfect for a black and white theme wedding.

Simple black lantern



White Moroccan Style Wedding Lantern

Moroccan style lanterns have the particularity of being beautiful to look at with a daylight and spectacular when lit during the evening.

The designs on it project flickering light with amazing patterns all around them. A treat for the eyes!

Wedding lantern with Moroccan style top



Black Moroccan Style Wedding Lantern

What I like about this lantern is the beautiful patterns all over it. It projects a softened light through the small apertures creating dancing shapes on the floor, walls, and tables! It makes a beautiful and warm atmosphere.


Photo credits: Amazon



Enjoy your DIY Lantern Decorating Project!

There are great savings to be done when buying from a renowned online retailer. Take advantage of wholesale and also from discounts offered by many merchants on Amazon, eBay, etc.

You can also save by using fewer flowers and more foliage that as a great visual aspect as shown earlier.

I hope you enjoyed your reading. Feel free to leave a comment, a question or share a personal experience in the section below.


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4 Responses to “DIY Lantern Wedding Centerpieces

  • I have been in hospitality and hotels for a number of years and i saw a lot of great low cost ideas for wedding props. this site portrays these many ideas that can help this tight wedding budget challenge!! Congrats. This site can help many couples in that position!!

    • Carolyn
      2 years ago

      Hi Brent, thanks for your kind words. It’s exactly what I envisioned: a place where you can find simple and affordable ideas for an original and elegant wedding!
      Thanks for dropping by!

  • Efi Azulay
    2 years ago

    Exactly what Me and My fiancee needed for our upcoming wedding.
    We especially loved the “White Moroccan style wedding lantern” It’s will be perfect for our wedding.
    Thanks for your help.

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