There’s nothing quite like that moment when you walk into your wedding reception ahead of your guests and get that first look at your tables.
It can be a really breath-taking moment, to see all your ideas and creativity come to life across the room.
When thinking about what sort of centrepieces to go with, it’s best to sit down and try and think about a design or theme that will suit your personality as a couple. Ask yourself the following questions; what look are you going for? Elegant, traditional, rustic, vintage, casual, modern, minimalist? Do you want to bring your combined passions and interest into your décor, such as movies, books, travel, comic books, gardening, sports etc?
Even if you don’t want to go for overly elaborate centrepieces, you can still achieve a showstopping effect with small but carefully chosen details.
Here’s some ideas to get the creative juices going. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly if you wish to chat about any aspect of your wedding planning and décor.
Just because something is rustic, it doesn’t mean it can’t be showstopping and in terms of going for a rustic style of centrepieces, these can look really impactful without being overly tall. Think of wooden slices stacked with jars, candles or lanterns. Use wooden boxes, lanterns, plenty of burlap and lace and have fun with low lying blooms.
Very much cherry picking from the latest trends, modern can be anything from minimalist, to transparent, to hexagons, to chic shapes and on trend design features. Think of using something eye catching as your main feature on the table, be it a hexagonal lantern, a stunning oversized gold circle, hanging tea lights, light installations, transparent features etc.
If you want to make a strong visual impact, then go for tall table centrepieces that will immediately draw the eye of the guests upwards. Think about traditional combinations of tall candelabras and florals, but if you want to bring a freshness to your look why not consider something like blossom trees? Oversized branches, feather trees? Ferns? There is no limit other than your imagination and willingness to go big.
A classic, is named as such for a reason. It never goes out of style and has universal appeal. And when it comes to weddings, you shouldn’t fee you have to tack on to modern trends or styles. There is nothing wrong with going for a more traditional, elegant and timeless feel to your centrepieces. Think classic combinations of candles, candelabras, florals, with additions of silver and gold, crisp whites and lush greens.
Vintage is a trend that is fast becoming a perennial one in terms of popularity. Again, it’s a theme that has universal appeal and is also great for those on a budget. You can go subtle with centrepieces such as vintage style jugs and flowers, or get creative and use vintage china tea pots and tea sets filled with flowers or on top of old books. Or you could go bigger with vintage finds from attics and auctions such as gramophones, typewriters, weighing scales and birdcages. The list is endless.