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Wedding flower centrepieces are an important part of the wedding reception decorations. They not only provide a lovely visual for the guests to enjoy whilst seated but they also tie the whole wedding theme together.

This is usually achieved by either using a colour scheme that reflects the bridal bouquet, the style (classic, modern, vintage, etc…) or the types of flowers used in the bouquet – or a combination of all three.

Some key points to take into consideration before deciding on your table centrepieces:

• Look at the style and decor of the reception space – does it have simple clean lines or is it ornate and decorative?
• Are the ceilings high, low or somewhere in between?
• Does it have a neutral colour scheme or is it bold and contemporary?
• What shape are the tables – round, rectangular or square?
• How much free space will be left on the tables after cutlery, glassware, bonbonniere, etc…?

It is very important that the centrepiece is low enough or tall enough that the guests can see and converse with each other across the table. The height of the centrepieces should also be determined by the height of the ceilings; tall centrepiece arrangements in a room with low ceilings will only make the room feel cramped and uninviting…

A rectangular table setting can look great with one long arrangement or with several smaller arrangements positioned along the length. A round or square table setting can look lovely with a singular arrangement in the centre or depending on the space available, a few arrangements of varying heights grouped in the centre. It is really important to have a good balance of space between the centrepiece and all the other elements that are placed within the table setting…a centrepiece that is too big or too small will either make the table feel cramped or sparse, either way it will detract from the overall atmosphere.

Once you have determined what your budget is for the centrepieces ask your florist to suggest ideas that will work best with the space whilst complementing and coordinating the bridal theme.

Beautifully themed centrepieces will help to create that ‘wow’ factor when the guests first enter the room and have them talking about it long after the big day is over so it is well worth giving them some detailed thought and consideration before making your choice.


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