The flowers in your wedding reception floral centerpieces bring an air of celebration and tradition to your wedding. They can also support a seasonal theme, highlight a special area, and create the mood for your reception. There are several general areas to think about when choosing your wedding flower table centerpieces.
First, what type of wedding are you planning? A formal evening ceremony followed by a sit down dinner for one hundred guests will suggest a different type of centerpiece than a happy gathering of friends and family for a buffet in your parent's backyard. For a more formal affair, you might want to use the same flowers you chose for your ceremony, elegantly arranged in crystal, brass, or silver vases. A florist can make each table centerpiece exactly the same or vary the shape and size. If you have two main flowers in your ceremony, the centerpieces can be mirror images of each other, but using alternating main flowers. For a more casual reception, flowers can be displayed in a theme vase such as flower pots or glass bowls. For that backyard barbecue, you might want a larger centerpiece on the head table and then small bouquet type centerpieces in jelly jars on the guests' tables.
Another area to consider is the location of your ceremony and reception. Use your wedding flower table centerpieces to both highlight and blend with your location. For an outdoor wedding, see what flowers will be blooming at the time of your wedding. Think about choosing flowers that complement or contrast with the flowers Mother Nature will be providing. Is there a historical side to your location decisions? If you have rented a hall for the reception, but the wedding is in a weathered chapel filled with memories and character, use your wedding flower table centerpieces to bring all that rich history to life throughout your day. A garden party theme would be a great place to use different flowers unified by color on smaller tables for a more intimate feeling.
Flowers play heavily into the mood of a ceremony. Think about the feeling you want to create for the whole day. Are you going to be using a special flower on your invitations? Will you be using flower clipart on your place cards? Consider using that same flower in your centerpieces to bring all these different elements together. Some flowers, like Daisies, just naturally bring a light spirit when they are used. Others, like Orchids and Lilies, tend to add a more formal air. Use your flowers to support the mood you want to create.
Wedding flower centerpieces are the main support posts for your other decorations. Consider the shape, size, and actual flower makeup, to enhance the mood of your special day. Wedding reception floral centerpieces bring scent, emotion, and color to the celebration and how you use them will accentuate all the feelings you want to convey.
When making these difficult decisions, it's always fair to go with your intuition, pluck flowers from your own garden and create your own arrangements. For trusted expertise, turn to a florist that specializes in weddings. The best way to find one is to ask a local wedding planner. She will understand the artistry that goes into creating wedding floral centerpieces and will have an insider's knowledge of the best florists to tap.