When your guests are stepping into the ballroom you have chosen as a wedding location I am sure that you want them to be very surprised and to see them very impressed. If you want to obtain such an effect then you must choose the right wedding centerpieces for your wedding tables. They have become more and more popular in the last years and they must be chosen properly if you want to create a special atmosphere. Beside the first impression, you must also ensure that the wedding centerpieces are going to be seen with admiration for the entire night and that they are going to be very suitable for your décor. The most used centerpieces are floral ones but there are also modern combinations between sand, rocks, candles, flowers and even colored water.
You should take into consideration the size of the table
We are talking here about your guests’ comfort. You should not forget that you must also place other things on the table such as glasses (three types), plates, cutlery, bottles of wine, the fruits bowl and the peanuts plates. If all these details are crowded on the table then the night can be an unpleasant one for your guests. In order to avoid this type of inconveniences you should arrange a table before the event. This way you are going to observe if the table is too crowded or if it is a good combination. If the arrangements seem too small then you can add a mirror below them. This way your arrangement is going to look more special and lightened.
Take care when choosing the highness
Extremely tall arrangements are not very practical. They are an obstacle for the guests who may not be able to see the bride and the groom. They can also be very uncomfortable when it comes to conversations between two people who are sitting in opposite corners of the table. If you have rectangular tables then you should avoid placing the guests right in front of the floral arrangement. If your tables are round ones then you can choose thick and tall arrangements in order to ensure that they are going to be able to see through the vases. As a rule you should know that you must not place any objects as tall as the guests on the table. You should avoid this if you want your guests to feel comfortable.
Try not to have boring wedding centerpieces
Beside the floral arrangements you can also add other elements on the tables: candles, confetti, small rocks, and shining powder – all these can bring an elegant note and an original one to your table. You can also choose different floral arrangements if you want to have a perfect wedding location. You can have two types of decorations and you can alternate them. You must do your best in creating some special and romantic centerpieces without being boring or ordinary. Originality is very important if you want your wedding to be gorgeous. This year combinations between fruits and flowers are very popular. You can choose different fruits for each table if you want them to be more interesting.
Which are the main tendencies?
For a rustic wedding you can choose gerberas or sunflowers for your wedding centerpieces. You can add them in ceramic bowls and you can even add cereals in your arrangements. Another option is represented by planted flowers. The best part is that you can cover the flowerpots with special, colored materials and this way you are going to have some special centerpieces which can last longer.
An elegant wedding can be successfully represented by white flowers such as callas, tulips, peonies, roses or even chrysanthemums. You can choose any type of vases or bowls as long as they are suitable for the rest of the decorations and of course, as long as the flowers are white. You can also add other accessories like candles, rocks or bows. Try to create simple but stylish centerpieces and to impress your guests with your personal style.
If you want a modern wedding then you should choose modern decorations. You can choose weird vases with special shapes which can be even more attractive than the flowers themselves. You must not invest a lot of money in the flowers. A few flowers in each special vase are more than enough to create a perfect centerpiece. You can also try floating centerpieces. Choose glass bowls filled with water and add some flowers or even flowers petals inside of them.
If you prefer a simple wedding then simple details are the best ones. This year transparent vases are extremely popular and they can contain a single flower. You can choose simple flowers or sophisticated ones. They have an elegant effect but they are simple and discreet and they are very suitable for a special, elegant wedding. Try not to forget that when it comes to your wedding “less should always be more”.
If you want an outdoors wedding then you can choose and combine any of the following elements: bamboo, sand, rocks, shells, sunflower, and candles. You must be careful to protect your candles from the wind. You can insert them in some special jars. This is a good way to obtain some lovely decorations and to protect your candles too. You should also avoid petals or confetti from the same reason.
You must be very careful when you choose the wedding centerpieces. There are so many things that must be known when you are trying to find the best arrangements for your wedding. You have to choose some suitable flowers for your type of wedding and you must do your best to make them not only attractive but also comfortable for your guests. Try not to hurry and do your best in choosing the centerpieces only after you have seen a lot of models and samples and only after you have combined them with the rest of the decorations. This way you will not fail and you are going to have an amazing wedding day.
When it comes to wedding flowers and decorations, the key to pulling off a look that works really lies in the planning. Since there are no rules when it comes to wedding flowers, it really is all about what the couple, wants and can afford. Decorating options are limited only by the imagination and even the most outrageous floral images can be made to fit practically any budget, if you’re willing to research the many options and ideas that are out there.
From do-it-yourself arrangements to using silk floral arrangements that can even be rented for the occasion, planning your wedding flowers can be a lot of fun. Involving your bridal party will help generate ideas you might not have thought about and besides, helping the bride is one of their responsibilities so why not? But forget about the groom, though. The most he’ll probably care about is that you stick within the amount that has been budgeted.
You want to give yourself plenty of time so begin planning the wedding flowers at least 6 to 12 months prior to the wedding date. The flowers are one of those things you’ll want to consider while you are choosing the wedding attire because most brides want the floral arrangements to complement the overall color scheme and theme of the wedding. Bridal magazines are full of pictures of bouquets so that’s a good place to go for ideas. Also think about the types of flowers that will be in season at the time of your wedding. Choosing flowers that are readily available is one way to keep costs under control.
Besides boutonnières and bouquets for the wedding party, you can also make flowers and decorations part of the wedding ceremony and reception. Pew bows, arrangements for the altar, head table, cake table and gift table, as well as centerpieces for all the guest tables should be considered. These will definitely add to your costs, but they’re also areas where you can really get creative.
If cost-control is an issue, why not have the bridal bouquets do double-duty as head table decorations or perhaps the gift or cake table? Once the formal photographs are over, no one will be carrying their bouquets around anyway. Or why not use less expensive balloons or candles as centerpieces? Pew bows are very easy to make, even for ‘craft-challenged’ brides. Another idea is to add more ‘filler’ to your floral arrangements by using more greenery, baby’s breath and tulle.
As you can see, it really is all in the planning. Once you’ve got the wedding flowers and decorations figured out, you just need to find a florist capable of turning your thoughts into reality. It’s important to select a florist early on because there’s a limit to how much even the best florist can handcraft. Go over the contract with a fine-toothed comb before signing to make sure the number and type of arrangements, including the flowers being used, are clearly specified along with delivery details. Record the deposit amount and delineate the payment schedule.