Wedding reception centerpieces may seem like a small element in the overall celebration, however, they are a part of the wedding that will be placed in front of wedding attendees.
Brides should take their time in picking the right centerpieces to highlight their wedding reception.
You will need to consider how many centerpieces are needed based upon how many guests are invited to the wedding.
Planners should count the amount of tables needed for their guests and remember to include their gift, cake and guest book tables.
Wedding reception centerpieces can be purchased or hand-made depending on the wedding budget and the creativity of the wedding party.
Ready-made centerpieces can usually be purchased in large quantities and will be designed the same. If they are made by hand, then using a variety can be budget friendly.
A basic idea is a vase with a candle or flowers. The vase sizes can be different while still maintaining a cohesive style.
Brides preferring to make their centerpieces stand out should consider something unusual to hold their flowers.
Options include vintage china, birdcages or pitchers. Another option is foregoing the vessel and arranging flowers in foam or moss and then placing the arrangement in the center of each table.
The bride and groom should choose a color and style for their wedding before selecting their centerpieces. This will help wedding couples keep their style similar.
A theme can be helpful in narrowing down choices. For example, a winter wedding theme can include silvery blue accents with twinkle lights or a spring theme would benefit from bright flowery colors. Couples can choose or create their centerpieces around their theme.
Couples who choose flowers for their centerpieces will have the option of choosing a special flower that is meaningful to them.
Wedding couples should also consider the size of their reception. Guests arriving to a small intimate wedding may expect to see a small contained centerpiece while large weddings held in big venues will require bigger more elaborate centerpieces.
Wedding reception centerpieces are an important decorating element for the reception and wedding couples should take the utmost care in designing or choosing them.