Simple wedding centerpieces can be the perfect solution for your wedding. They can often provide a dramatic look and then be given to guests at the end of the reception.
Most people plan the wedding on a budget and there is no reason for this part of the budget to take a big chunk of the money. Sometimes less is better and there is no need to compromise the overall look.
The season will also dictate what type of centerpieces you should use. Fresh flowers are nice but not necessary. Dried ones will provide the same effect and be bought ahead and arranged weeks before the wedding.
Old silver vases and serving pieces can often be found at garage sales and second hand stores. They make great reception wedding centerpieces. Add a picture of the newlyweds in a frame and you have an easy and inexpensive pleasing centerpiece.
Potted plants can also be used and then given to close relatives and friends who are at the wedding.
Candles always add that needed ambiance for an evening wedding and placed on a small mirror the reflection will be beautiful.
The point of the wedding is to provide an opportunity for the bride and groom to share their vows and let the world know they are starting a new life together as a couple.
Of course they want the day to be beautiful and one to remember, but keeping things simple can often provide one of the best backdrops for the reception.
Incorporate the flowers from the wedding party into the bride and grooms table at the reception. They can simply be arranged around some candles to create an eloquent look.
If your reception is outside keep in mind that the surroundings will often dictate the type of centerpieces you should use. Be careful with candles and use lights with batteries instead to keep the wind from causing problems.
Simple can be beautiful and will provide the look you want without looking overdone. Be creative and realistic. Your wedding will be beautiful and your guests will enjoy the day if you and your partner provide a welcoming atmosphere and simple wedding centerpieces.