Choosing a Wedding Reception Centerpiece
Make an impression at your wedding reception with an eye-catching centerpiece, the main attraction of each table. The importance of centerpieces include helping to set the mood of your wedding reception, serving as an interesting table decoration and a beautiful remembrance of your wedding day. Many factors go into the decision-making process of selecting your tabletop centerpieces. Read on for tips and ideas for choosing wedding reception centerpieces.
Create a Budget
Determine how much of your wedding budget may go into the costs of centerpieces. Once you have decided on an amount, stick to your plan and try to stay within the boundaries of your finances. If you desire to be economical, consider making do-it-yourself centerpieces to save on costs.
Complement Your Venue
Before deciding on your centerpiece, take an evaluative look at your venue. This will help give you clues to the type of centerpiece to display on your reception tables. An informal venue features a different mood than a formal venue; take this into account when choosing your centerpieces. Mason jars filled with daisies look great for an outdoor garden wedding but may not be the perfect match for a candlelit upscale hotel venue.
Consider the Table Dimensions
The size of your wedding reception tables is important to choosing your centerpieces. Acquire the measurements of your reception tables and know the overall size and width, a large centerpiece on a small table may prevent guests from viewing and conversing with each other. The basic rule of thumb is to select centerpieces approximately 1/3 the size of the table.
Aesthetics of Design
Apply elements of design when selecting wedding reception centerpieces. Design elements include color, light, scale, proportion, balance, symmetry, texture, rhythm and harmony. Use some or all design principles to create an attractive centerpiece.
The most popular style of wedding reception centerpiece features flowers. Types of flowers include seasonal, cut flowers, dried flowers and silk flowers. Try to avoid flowers with intense scents; the fragrance may prove be too strong and not go well with the food served.
Plants last longer than flowers, which makes them appealing as centerpieces. If displaying plants for your wedding reception centerpieces ensure that the plants are thoroughly watered and pest-free. Purchase from a reputable nursery or local florist.
Alternatives to Traditional Centerpieces
Some couples like to think outside the box when it comes to wedding reception centerpieces. Get creative with unique centerpieces such as elegant candles or ice sculptures.
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