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To create a glamorous and relaxing wedding reception ambiance you need to find the right decorations. One of the most important wedding reception decorations designed to wow your guests is the reception table centerpiece. Fortunately, you will have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of spectacular centerpieces available in various sizes and styles. Check out the following centerpiece ideas and choose the one you like the most.
For instance, if the wedding reception is going to take place in a high-ceiling space you should consider creating tall centerpieces which will give a dramatic and elegant touch to your reception tables. I personally recommend you a tall floral centerpiece. You can do it yourself or ask a specialized florist to create such a beautiful centerpiece by using a tubular glass vase decorated with white ribbons. Each vase should be filled with ivory roses, white and pale-pink orchids, white hydrangeas and cymbidium orchids. To give even a more luxurious appearance to the centerpiece you should consider hanging thin satin ribbons with pale-pink orchids from place to place and surrounding the vase with similar flowers. Even if this floral centerpiece is quite expensive because of the various exotic flowers required, the visual impact is amazing.
Another desirable centerpiece that you should consider using at your wedding involves using square glass vases and a catchy mix of elegant flowers. Suitable for an elegant outdoor or indoor event, this centerpiece adds that extra touch of luxury and glamour to your reception décor. You have the chance to buy squared glass vases from any craft store and then easily fill them with white peonies, hydrangeas and ranunculus. If you want to create a spectacular contrast you should consider filling silver vessels with purple roses and placing them near the square vases. You should also use from place to place tall purple pillar candles mounted in glass holders. Your guests will definitely be amazed by the simple, but elegant floral arrangement of the table.
Cornucopia is another elegant wedding reception centerpiece that works perfectly for an autumn wedding. To create this centerpiece you need to purchase horn-shaped wicker baskets and fill them with various autumnal goodies such as cornhusks, apples, colorful pumpkins and gourds. You should arrange these goodies on the table and add a few red and golden leaves for creating an even more spectacular décor.
These are just a few of the most elegant reception centerpieces that you should consider. Don’t forget about the seashells arrangement which works perfectly for a seaside wedding or the Christmas tree ornaments suitable for a winter event.
The most wide spread custom for a centerpiece at a wedding is represented by some expensive, rare looking flowers placed in a pretty tall flower vase. However, these days people have different preferences: they like to use candles, single flowers is small flower vases or more single flowers in as many flower vases, a fruit bowl and not only.
The candles can be floating ones, and in this case you have more options available, once again. For once, you can place tea lights in regular glasses that have been half filled with water, or you can have a few floating tea lights in a larger water bowl – if you use different colors, then when the candles burn out, the centerpiece will have a completely different look. The water recipients may or may not have flowers submerged, or stones and seashells. The really tall candles can be used as well, but mostly if you have a medieval wedding theme.
Some people will even place water bowls with a (gold) fish or two in them, as centerpieces. While this idea seems quite intriguing, if there are kids present, you may want to avoid them breaking one of them and killing the fish. Choosing a fruit plate as the centerpieces rather interesting, especially because the guests will not be able to help it, and actually eat the fruits – however, this is the whole point of this centerpiece. This way, you can be almost 100% sure that you didn't waste your money – not all of it.
Depending on the type of table used at the wedding reception, the centerpieces can and will look different. one thing is certain though: if you place your guests on opposing seats, make sure that they can see one another, should they want to talk: this is done with either really tall centerpieces, either with really low ones.
A tall centerpiece arrangement for a wedding reception is good because it lets the guests from across the table to talk freely with each other and they also look suspended in air. The tall centerpieces can be flowers or candles, and their height also depends on the holders used for them. Just take look at the next holders that can be used and that are tall enough to be used.
First, there is a candelabra centerpiece made of nickel an plated with silver, which is made to hold 4 tall candles and a small flower arrangement in the middle, however, a large candle can be used instead. This piece is 41 inch tall, and costs almost $300 but only if you visit kimsgiftbaskets.com.
On eBay there are 2 tall centerpieces. One of them is candle holder for 6 candles, sizes tea. This item is also decorated with purple crystals, so while the candles are lit the shine tat will be spread will look pretty dazzling. This centerpiece is 34 inch and 3/4 tall and it costs $37. You'll love this item because it looks like the branches of a tree. The other tall centerpiece found on eBay is a crystal bowl on a pedestal with silver accent – need we say this is a vintage piece and that it is also pretty expensive? It retails for $170, and most likely this is the only one of its kind. Its pedestal measures 19 inches and the bowl itself is another 4 inch tall – its wideness is 10 inch and 1/2.
Bonanza.com sells a candle holder that is 2 feet tall and it features orange calla lilies as the places where the candles go. You can place only 6 candles in one of these, and it is best to use it to decorate the area of the party rather than the tables. One of these costs $32.
A wedding reception is not complete without centerpieces used on the tables – many interior designers will probably say that a table will not look complete without a centerpiece. The centerpieces used for a wedding reception are usually flowers or candles chosen to match the wedding's theme or to match the colors chosen for the wedding.
If you want to have a special wedding with special centerpieces, you better start studying the Japanese art of flower arrangement – ikebana – and try to also sens some messages and feeling at your wedding reception with the flowers chosen. You don't have to use large flower arrangements because the smaller they are, the better – but make sure they're noticeable.
One can choose to use some round glass bowls filled with water on which candles float. The water can contain some flower hips, or stones and seashells. Whatever you choose to put in the water bowl depends on the wedding's theme – the bowls can be replaced with various sizes and shapes of glasses. If you want to use tall candles, then make sure they're really tall and that they're secured in their candle holders, so they won't fall on the guests. Of course, in order to use lit candles, you need to make sure the location allows it.
Still, depending on the theme chosen for the wedding, one can have a large variety of centerpieces on the tables used at their wedding reception. For the water related themes, other than the idea we gave, you can use boats built in bottles, but these are expensive, so be careful not to break them.
If the tables are long and narrow, one can place the centerpieces on one of the long sides of the table, while the guests sit on the opposite side. In this case, the centerpieces are quite low, and they usually are represented by flowers.
The centerpieces of a wedding table are a very important piece of decoration of the table and of the wedding itself. Choosing the right centerpiece can be seen as a true challenge, especially if you don't really know what message you want your wedding to inspire.
Some people will want something original for their tables while others will want something more traditional. The more traditional centerpieces are thought to be the flower arrangements, but these days many people are allergic to them, if they're natural. The fake flowers can combine both uniqueness and tradition, especially if one is to use some fantasy fake flowers. You can replace the flowers with some candles, which can give off more types of vibes, depending on their size, shape, number and candle holders, so you can get either a modern feeling or a fairytale feeling based on them.
The centerpieces need to be either really low pieces – under 4 inch tall – either really tall pieces – over 12 inch tall. This way people from both sides of the tables can see each other properly and even chat one to another. This feature is true no matter what type of centerpieces you have in mind.
If you really don’t know what to use, then you have the internet to help out, even if the wedding planner – if you hired one – has a large selection of images as well. Don’t forget the theme of the wedding as the tables’ centerpieces will best reflect it, as we stated in the beginning. For instance, a beach or marine theme can be represented by bowls of water with seashells inside, or maybe a ship built in a bottle – they are rather expensive to buy, so watch out, or even an anchor on some rocks – all of small sizes.
Choosing some tall centerpieces for the tables at the wedding reception is not just some extravaganza, it has a practical role too. In addition to decorating your tabled in a more artistic manner, they will allow the guests to see one another from across the table so that they can chat, and try and have a good time. One should keep in mind that this type of centerpieces can be more expensive than the less tall ones, depending on the things you choose to display.
In Japan the art of flower arrangement is called ikebana, and the image above seems to picture an arrangement inspired by the ikebana. In Japan, flower arrangements are used at the wedding receptions, but they're mostly displayed in a corner of the room, not on the tables. It is pretty clear that this table centerpiece couldn't have been shorter because it could even injure the guests if they don't pay enough attention. This arrangement looks perfect for a spring wedding reception, or for any wedding reception held outdoors.
This centerpiece is really tall and pretty thin as well, so it will need a very good base to keep it standing. This arrangement can be used for any type of wedding reception, indoor or outdoor, and the season doesn't really matter. If you have a certain theme for your wedding reception, then this centerpiece may not fit in.
There is a possibility of having a main centerpiece for the table, and then a few smaller items repeating the the color and the arrangement of the main piece like seen in the image above. All pieces are tall, transparent, but it could make the table look crowded, so you may want to avoid this. If you do choose this type of centerpiece, don't be scared of using more colors for the flowers, in the main attraction, and then repeating a single color in the smaller pieces.
Probably the most common centerpieces for a table at a wedding reception are the flowers. However the fresh flowers can be rather expensive, and like we just mentioned, too common. If yo want to use some cheaper, smaller and less common as a centerpiece, then you can consider using floating candles. The floating candles are usually placed in recipients filled with water, and in the water one can have all sorts of other items: really interesting looking flowers, stones, seashells or even crystals.
The image above shows a table centerpiece which works very well with an evening wedding reception. There are more glass bowls, and even glasses containing lit candles. Only the tallest is filled with water and has a vine like flower in for a very interesting and clean design. This example may seem a bit busy, so feel free to give up some elements, like the glasses with a certain shape, and for more light, use some dim ceiling lights, if the reception is happening indoors.
Here, one has use 3 containers of different heights, but with the same shape. Each container can only hold a single candle, and has some black stones on the bottom for stability, then some white flowers and then some red ones and then the lit candles. Here too, you can choose to give up some elements or use different colors. This precise combination can be successfully used for a spring wedding.
In this picture, we have a quite simplistic centerpiece, with a glass on a plate, featuring a rose, rose hips and stones as main attractions. The candle floats on the water in which some stones and a red rose have been submerged. This center piece is perfect for smaller tables, or when one wants few details on the table.
The best features of this type of centerpieces is that it can be done by the bride and her family, for very cheap, which will allow her to spend more money on other wedding elements.
There is nothing more exciting for a woman than the possibility of planning her own wedding. The vast majority of couples decide to follow their own style and their own vision when it comes to designing their wedding. Our designers instigate to creativity with every single amazing project they release. We are very enthusiastic about the new tendencies in weddings, especially about those that are based on floral decorations. Wedding flower arrangements are not what they used to be. Nowadays we get to see a lot of unique decorations based on exclusive designs. The modern bride should feel very excited about the current trends in wedding decoration.
The ideas promoted by our wedding planners and stylists are very beautiful and flattering. We are convinced that you will get the chance to spot something worth taking into consideration for your own reception among the myriad of precious ideas we have on our website. We have a multitude of articles written on diverse creative wedding subjects you can get inspired from. And since the visual information is so important, we tried to focus on relevant and unique images. Get ready for another round of sensational decorations. The gorgeous floral centerpieces you can see here today show us the power of flowers and of course, the great talent of our designers.
We are crazy about the floral inspiration offered nowadays by our stylists. These decorations are not just modern or adapted to suit the contemporary style, but fashion-forward and extremely exclusive. However, we enjoy very much the fact that these decorations are not just eye-catchy and intriguingly beautiful but also very elegant and stylish. Let’s take for instance the first picture. Have you ever seen something more delicate than this?
We adore the idea of using apothecary jars for wedding flower centerpieces instead of other classic regular vases. The content of the jars suits perfectly the fresh & clean theme of this centerpiece. These designers used moss garden, lilies of the valley and sweet peas to create these symbolical arrangements. These symbols of love can work well as wedding favors or even as place card holders for the reception. You too can follow this style and create similar centerpieces for your own party. We think this design is totally worth it, especially for an eco-friendly or outdoors wedding in general.
The second photo show us another tiny floral centerpiece fit for an elegant wedding. This time the vase is made of ceramic and it looks a bit more artistic and elegant. We love the white single azalea bloom and the way it sits on a mound of moss. Dainty, feminine and dramatic in the same time, this centerpiece is ideal for both indoors and alfresco affairs.
The arrangements you decide to create for the guest tables will bring more beauty to the entire wedding setting. It doesn’t really matter what you use, but how you use it. This is why you need to call on the expertise of a talented designers or professional wedding planner. But if you don’t benefit of a generous wedding budget, you can invest more time in learning about the ultimate trends and tendencies in wedding arrangements and make your own centerpieces.
It can be hard if you are not handy at all with these types of things. But there are many unique ideas out there easy to achieve or explained step by step. You can steal a few tips from our website! We have a myriad of projects and decorations from various designers and stylists here to share. So why not take a few cues from our articles! It’s trendy to create lavish centerpieces that can attract the eyes of the guests and flatter their staying in a very pleasant way.
But make sure the arrangements are not too large to block their view! Using simple and clean decorations is a more inspired idea, especially for those who are on a budget. Don’t cross the line, but try keeping things natural and cozy. Less is always more and it’s also safer to play it simple and stylish than pompous and ostentatious. The minimalist style never looks cheap or too plain if used with class. The contrary, it can prove to be very elegant in the end!
Among other things to avoid we mention the highly scented candles or decorative items. It’s nice to add a special fragrance to the party in order to create a more romantic and perhaps exciting atmosphere for the guests. But be careful not to irritate some people! Before going shopping for the flowers or other items you’re planning on using for the centerpieces and the décor settle the theme. This is will help you make the right color choice for the entire setting. Floral centerpieces are very beautiful and the most popular ones.
If you want to escape the cliché-look, use alternatives to the classic floral vases. Anything crafty will fit, like Mason, gem or honey jars, colored bottles, birdcages, bowls, pumpkins, fruit baskets, antique urns, tea cups, etc. Choose the best recipients according to the wedding theme. Use low pitchers to obtain a vintage romantic atmosphere. If you care for something more natural and romantic, create globular or dome-shaped arrangements from hydrangeas, open roses or carnations. You can place these centerpieces on the tables, on the floor or even hang them on trees or ceiling. Candles, paper lanterns and favor centerpieces are other great ideas to consider for your reception.
Those of you who are very excited about summer and all the pretty things this season brings might be interested in reading this article about tropical wedding receptions. We also know that there are many couples who decide to plan an exotic wedding in the dead of winter. This is even a more ingenious and interesting idea to follow, don’t you think? Either way, the tropical theme doesn’t need a motif or a special location or season to be executed.
Anyone can implement this style in her wedding without paying attention to the time of year or wedding venue they chose. There are many ways to bring the tropics to your wedding place by simply using the right decorative items and accessories that reflect this style. And you can choose even a backyard for the party! In many cases it’s enough to add a few sparkling sand on the floor and incorporate a few exotic flowers in the décor to obtain a tropical feel.
But if you want something more sophisticated than this or something more unique, we advise you to follow the tips we have here for you. If you want to make a simple outdoor party look more vibrant and cheerful opt for a luau celebration. This style is specific to Hawaii regions, but it can be done even on an open field. One great way to bring the tropical flair in your party is to use leis, which you can offer to each guest when they arrive at the party.
These decorations will add a nice and chic air of festivity in the air. To make the backdrop a bit more energizing and fun, string colored lights, paper lanterns or colorful flower blooms in trees. Use bold colors and hang a few seashells, corals and starfishes around to create a more exotic look. Use fruity cocktails like Mai Tai or something regional, like Hawaiian Sunset and a few seafood appetizers and fresh fruits. This will definitely help your guests get into the mood and get the party started! Play some live music to make the atmosphere even more relaxing and agreeable. To delimitate and decorate the reception area in a wild and funky style, use ring tiki torches.
These are simple touches that can transform a standard tropical wedding into a spectacular fiesta! Your invitees will surely feel like they are part of a real island wedding, at least for one evening. To bring the tropics indoors can be just as simple. Use palm fronds to decorate the hall and serve some colorful cocktails. Add a few umbrella straws, scooped out pineapples filled with floating candles or fresh fruits. Use big ruffled flowers, like orchids, ranunculuses or hibiscuses in bright shades.