Centrepieces help to set the theme of the decorations and bring extra decoration to the room and/or marquee.
What shall I choose for my centrepieces?
Whether it is a wedding, birthday or anniversary party, there are so many ways to showcase a particular theme; you can go big & bold or perhaps choose a subtle approach! Being creative is part of the fun and you can enjoy coming up with unique wedding centrepiece ideas while others may be overwhelmed with the choice. You could use your centrepiece as a extra source of entertainment for your guests (turning table names into a quiz of sorts).
Here are some examples:
A game to keep your guests entertained throughout your party!
Beautiful butterflies complementing the Fuschia Pink & Ivory Colours of the marquee
What’s your style?
Perhaps you are very quirky and out there and want your centrepieces to reflect this, or perhaps your venue is dictating your style. Have you chosen a relaxed barn setting or a traditional stately home for your wedding? Are you hosting a party in your garden at home? When choosing centrepieces choose something that fits in with the overall style of your day. The types of vases and containers as well as flowers you may use will set the style of your centrepieces, grand candelabra suit formal elegant weddings while a grouping of bottles and jars suit a more informal style wedding.
Tall or low?
It is up to you whether you choose tall or low centrepieces. One thing to remember is your guests will want to talk to each other at the table, so whatever you do don’t put something in the table that will obstruct their view. Pick something low enough that they can see over, or tall enough that they can see under. Not all tables have to be the same, tall centrepieces give immediate wow factor as guests enter the room but you don’t need them on all the tables. Adding low centrepieces into the mix creates variety and interest around the room.
A few simple wildflowers in a bottle can look stunning.
What is your budget?
Be realistic, if your centrepieces are important to you allocate a budget that reflects it. If not, help your budget go further and opt for more foliage and herbs mixed with seasonal flowers, rather than large roses and specialist flowers. Alternatively, get creative and make your own centrepieces. Jam jars, bird cages and even wooden crates can work brilliantly with a personal touch.