The centerpiece for reception tables is a key component in the overall reception decor of most weddings. After the focal point, the centerpieces on each individual table are often the most important decoration in a wedding reception because it is the decoration that the guests will look at the most. We have had the priviledge of entertaining at hundreds of wedding over the years, and have seen all kinds of centerpiece ideas. Here are a few ideas to help you get started:
Upside-Down Glasses & Flutes: Combine any combination of wine glasses, martini glasses, and flutes to match the style of the decor of the wedding. Place small blossoms of the flowers from the wedding under the bowl as it is resting on the table. Finish by placing three aptly sized candles on the upside down foot of each glass an elegant display.
Gel Candles: Table centerpieces do not have to be large. No one wants to try to converse with someone across the table while trying to peer through an over sized centerpiece. This makes a seasonally designed gel candle paired with a swath of fabric, greenery, or a handful of sand to match the wedding colors and theme an excellent yet inexpensive choice to create a simple, yet stylish centerpiece.
Fresh Cut Flowers: You do not have to be a florist to arrange a half dozen of your favorite flowers in a small vase. Have someone purchase flowers at a wholesaler, market, or from the farm itself and place them in a vase on each table with a dash of color or texture (fabric, sand, pine cones, babies breath, etc) on the table to tie into the rest of your wedding decor. In addition, you can put petals, or long stem flowers and scatter them on the tables, or table for a nice touch too. The picture above is what one couple used at the Bridgewood in Neenah on the guest book table in the lobby. It really adds a nice touch, and was inexpensive.
Candles: Candles can create a gorgeous ambience and stunning centerpiece to any table. They can be either grouped together or standing alone for a dramatic effect. Available in many colors and designs such as monogrammed or floating, they are ideal for complimenting virtually any wedding decor design. One option that will help keep wedding costs low is to purchase plain candles and draw designs on them with a craft glue pen and then dip the candle into colored sand of your choice. This can create a striking embossed effect.
Plants: Done well, this can be elegant. Again, for the most part you want to find small potted plants from your local nursery and re pot them into decorative ceramic pots. The exception to the height rule is this: If you can find elegant topiaries with a single stem or stalk holding the sculpted plant above sight lines at your table. This enables you to add a dramatic touch to your reception without interfering with your guest’s ability to talk to each other.
After the reception, send the potted plant centerpieces home with guests to avoid trying clean-up and disposal issues. Virtually every wedding has guests who would be delighted to take a potted plant home to add to their collection.
Likewise, one could choose small plants to have replanted in the couple’s yard either while they are on their honeymoon or after they return as a fun project to do together that will always remind them of their big day.
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