Table centerpieces for your wedding
Your guests will be sitting around the table for a good part of your wedding, so they will be sure to notice your table centerpieces. These features are a key part of your decoration and can help reinforce the look that you give your big day.
Florists and table centerpiece specialists create amazing decorations, but some of you may want to try and do it yourself. Here are some pointers about centerpieces, how to use them and create original solutions.
Table centerpieces with flowers
- Your choice of flowers, so important for your wedding day, can truly be reinforced in smaller table displays. As you may be making many centerpieces, it’s better to use cheaper flowers, keeping the more expensive ones for larger displays and your bouquet.
- Remember, you don’t want anything so ornate that that your guests can’t see each other, although tall but discreet centerpieces are fashionable nowadays.
- There are plenty of reasonably priced round, square or rectangular vases that you can buy in bulk (Ikea really comes in handy here!). Remember, it will be difficult to match the color of the containers with the exact color of your wedding’s color scheme, but you can always go for clear, dark or white vases and decorate with ribbon, jewels, pebbles or even colored water.
Table centerpieces with candles
- Again, thanks to shops like Ikea, candles in a range of sizes and colours are an economical option.
- For a simple look, use plain white candles of a different height and tie together with a piece of fabric or ribbon.
- Candles can be complemented with foliage and flowers, but be aware of safety issues.
- Scattering tealights in holders of your choice adds a magical look to the table. This is especially nice for evening and winter weddings.
Original table centerpieces
- Meadow flowers in colorful watering cans and odd pots and jars are perfect for casual, summertime weddings and pot plants are cheap and a great gift for your guests.
- You don’t necessarily have to use flowers – check out these non-floral ideas.
- Bowls of water with floating elements (candles, flowers, leaves) can also freshen up the look.
- Vases full of fruit strengthen the seasonality of your decoration.
- Use food instead of flowers. How about a mini cake, a bowl of sweets or some cookies to eat with coffee?
Source: The Flower Pot