The good news is that the possibilities are endless!! The bad news is that the possibilities are endless!!! Go ahead…let your imagination run wild. The more different and unusual the centerpiece, the more you’ve just distinguished your wedding from the last. Here’s a few basic idea starters:
- Make sure you fully communicate your theme and color scheme to your florist. Speaking of themes, it feels more comfortable and soothing to have it flow from ceremony to reception. That being said, just be aware that if you decide to throw everyone a curve ball and completely change it up between the two, a few guests could feel a bit ruffled.
- A centerpiece should never block a guest’s view. They should also be in proportion to the size and shape of your table.
- Informal floral centerpieces have a “just picked” look in their arrangements, using wildflowers or seasonal branches. Formal arrangements are usually symmetrical in nature with a triangular, circular or rectangular shape. Be careful that the flowers are never so fragrant that they overpower the food served.
- Flowers don’t have to be used only as the table centerpiece. Try having smaller arrangements at each place setting. Pitchers can make lovely containers!
- How about creating a “still life” with fruits, flowers or vines on a tray. Baskets holding live plants with mossed tucked around them work well also.
- Candles of all sizes create a soft, glowing display. Just remember that a flickering flame at eye level is annoying, so make sure they stand above or below that height. Wine glasses are great candle holders, or maybe try a floating flower inside the glass.
- What if your venue allowed you to hang centerpieces? Now we’ve got those wheels turning!
So, with the few basics established, we can’t wait to hear your clever ideas!
Your New Beginnings Bridal Studio Team