Centrepieces pull the wedding decor together, and the theme at a wedding table should tie in with the venue and the overall theme. They are an integral part of the wedding decor and can sometimes cost quite a lot, so it’s essential to choose the right centrepiece. Here are some things to keep in mind when deciding what kind of centrepiece you want for your wedding.
Know the Table Structure
The guest tables can come in various shapes and sizes from round, square and rectangular, which will affect your choice of centrepiece. Keep in mind the table size when choosing the arrangements for the centrepieces, as you don’t want to overwhelm the table and take up too much space with large decorations. Always decide first what kind of tables you want at the venue and confide in your event coordinator or floral designer to determine what the best option would be.
One single centrepiece in the middle is the most common approach for round tables. For more extended rectangular tables, you might need several centrepieces depending on the length of the table. And when choosing tables, don’t forget about the number of guests.
Go for Larger Blooms
You want to have flowers that are more abundant and fully bloomed. A blossom of several large flowers can be good enough to fill up the centrepieces. This option will also save you time and money as you won’t have to invest in more flowers than you have to. Smaller blooms can be used as complementary parts for square or rectangular tables. You can also use smaller blooms on chairs for decor. Remember when choosing the larger blooms to make sure they match the theme of the wedding. You don’t want your centrepieces to overpower all the other decorations or have too much contrast.
Choosing the Right Flowers
As obvious as it might seem, choosing the right flowers is important and is not as easy as it seems. Avoid flowers with strong fragrance as some guests might be sensitive to smell. After all, they are the ones who will be sitting in front of the centrepiece all night long. As your guests are also eating at the table, the mixture of food and fragrant flowers might be off-putting. It is recommended to go with flowers with a subtle fragrance.
Don’t forget to think about the colour of your tablecloths when choosing the colours of your florals. Light pink and white florals are always elegant and pretty, or you can choose bold colours to make the centrepieces stand out.
Keep it Simple
It can be easy to get carried away with centrepieces. Even if your tables are large, keeping it simple is the best route to go as you don’t want to overwhelm your guests. Give them plenty of space to see each other, place their items down, and move their hands freely. You also want to keep in mind the height of the centrepieces. If they are too high, it can be hard for guests to interact with each other and they’ll have a higher risk of knocking it over. For any table size, just stick with basic flowers or whole blossoms.
Utilize the Space Well
Ensure that you utilize the space well and have enough space between each centrepiece. Keeping it minimalistic is the best way to ensure that you have enough space for your guests and their food. Even if you have the budget for more flowers, use that instead to get more exotic and visually appealing flowers, rather than getting more. Focus on quality over quantity, and you and your guests will be pleased.
Prioritize the Guests
The decor of the event venue should be based on what you and your partner want, but when it comes to centrepieces, your guests should come first. Don’t choose something that would be inconvenient for them. Always ensure that they have enough room to be comfortable and don’t choose anything with any overwhelming scents.
Theme and Budget
Don’t forget about the overall theme of your wedding and the allocated budget for the centrepieces. You want to choose a centrepiece that is relevant to the theme and aligns with the budget you set out.
Whether it’s a small intimate wedding or a large extravagant one, it takes a lot of planning and preparation to keep everything on track. Keep these few tips in mind when choosing your centrepiece so you and your guest can enjoy your big day together.
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