What kind of centerpiece do you want for your reception? Tall? Formal? Flowers? Pictures? There are so many choices out there, you are sure to find the right idea for you. Here are some ideas to get you started. Are you more of a formal bride? Like flowers? Well, flowers make a beautiful more formal centerpiece. You can choose real flowers, artificial flowers, or a combination of both. The key thing to think about is height. Your guests will want to socialize and that is hard to do if the centerpiece is within their line of sight. Think about making the centerpieces either tall enough to see under or short enough to see over. If you are using square or rectangle tables you may went to consider flower sprays low on the table. If your reception is going to have round tables then you may want to consider individual vases of flowers.
Wedding Centerpiece Ideas
Another idea for centerpieces is candles. There are many ways to use candles as a centerpiece. You can use pillar candles, smaller votive candles, or candle sticks. Candles can be used individually or grouped together. Don’t be afraid to be creative. You do not have to stick with one type of candle, try putting multiple types, shapes, sizes and even colors together on one table. You can place candles on mirrors to make beautiful reflections. One thing to be mindful of is the flame. Try and either place your candle in a container whose sides are higher than the candle or make sure your candles are placed where the flames are safely away from anything flammable. Another idea would be electric, flameless candles inside opaque holders so that your guests will only notice the romantic glow of the candle not the flame.
Are you a little less formal? How about picture frames as centerpieces? Pictures on the table are becoming a new trend with brides and grooms. These frames can be photos of the bride and groom together (remember all those great photos you took during the courting process). Do you two have something you really enjoy doing together like maybe camping, hiking, skiing or such, then how about pictures that reflect the fun time you had doing those. Another idea is old wedding photos of other family members (parents, grandparents, etc). Pictures do not have to be only of people, maybe you have pets that are very special to you and you want to include in your special day. Do you travel a lot? How about pictures you have taken on your travels? Let you imagination be the guide. One thing not to overlook is the frames. There are thousands of choices out there, be creative.
If you are the type of person who is maybe a little more eclectic, how about something less traditional like a sculpture, Mason jars filled with interesting items like buttons or ingredients for homemade cookies. Vintage glassware also makes interesting centerpieces. Are you into the green movement, then how about small containers of farmers market greenery like basil, oregano, or rosemary? Love the beach? How about sculptural seashells, coral like pieces or maybe a large conch shell? Better yet, all of them together. Keep in mind that if you are going the less traditional way, with smaller items like above, encourage your guests to take the centerpieces home with them.
Your wedding should reflect who the two of you are. Use your imagination and have fun.
Matt loves listening to any music style he can understand the words. He lives in the wedding capital of the world, Las Vegas, with his wife Sharon. Matt's other likes include craft beer, baseball, and traveling.