Creating your centrepieces is one of the fun parts of wedding planning. Here’s how to get the job done right.
Ready to start putting together your wedding table centrepieces? These arrangements are an essential part of reception decor, so getting them right is key. Whether you’re looking to go bold and dramatic or sweet and simple, there are a few rules to follow when selecting yours. If you have no idea where to start with your wedding table decorations, we’re here to lend a helping hand.
Here’s everything you need to know about wedding table centerpieces.
Count ‘em out
OK, this is pretty obvious, but you’re going to need at least one wedding centrepiece for each of your tables. While most configurations only require a single arrangement, if you’ve chosen to use long banquet-style wedding reception tables, you’ll probably need a few wedding table centrepieces for each unless you go with a garland style arrangement. Don’t forget about extra tables at your venue, either! Your welcome table, wedding sweetheart table, the table that holds your card box and your wedding dessert table will probably need a bit of sprucing up, too.
Consider your budget
Flowers aren’t cheap, so you should be mindful of your budget when putting together your wedding table centrepieces. If you don’t know the first thing about flowers, you’ll want ask your florist what’s in season and for ideas that fit with your price point. If you’re really looking to save a couple quid, you could ditch flowers altogether and go for greenery filled arrangements, or something non-traditional like vintage books or origami.
Stick to your style
When it comes to wedding decor, consistency is key, so don’t throw your wedding theme or colour scheme out the window when selecting what goes into your wedding table centrepieces. Choose blooms, greenery and accessories that complement your wedding’s style so that nothing looks out of place. If you’re not sure what works, bring photos of your wedding details (or reference photos you’ve been using to guide your planning) to your florist so that they can give you some advice.
Tall or short?
You’ll also want to consider the height of your wedding table centrepieces. Sky-high arrangements have a powerful visual effect, but if they’re too voluminous, they may interfere with your guests views and block them off from talking to their tablemates. If you’re going this route, you’ll want to be mindful of how you position them on your tables. Short arrangements are best for smaller tables, but may need the help of bolder blooms and accessories to make them more eye-catching.
Think your centrepieces need a little extra something? Add a few accent decorations like feathers, pearls, branches or gems in with your blooms. These are relatively inexpensive and can really pack a punch visually. Keep in mind, if you’re not using flowers and greenery as your base, these make for excellent stand-ins (I mean, an 100% feather centrepiece sounds pretty amazing, right?).
Find the right vessel
You’ve almost reached the finish line! The last step is finding the right vessels to display your arrangements. As with the other elements, you’ll want to choose vases that give a nod to your wedding theme to tie everything together. For example, if you’re having a rustic countryside wedding, you may want to use mason jars, crates or watering cans. Or, if you’re hosting an elegant celebration, consider opting for regal compote vases, rose bowls or candelabra.