1) Beauty meets practicality
Using a large wedding centerpiece or a smaller centerpieces is a decision that is based on the size of the reception venue. Large centerpieces are more appropriate for grand venues such as museums and historic buildings. They are great for making a statement. On the other hand, smaller centerpieces are ideal for an intimate environment.
The choice of wedding centerpieces will also depend on the setting of the venue itself. For more classic settings, large, single centerpieces are more likely to stand out. Modern settings that require tablescape, so variations in style and height of centerpieces should be considered.
Nonetheless, the goal is to focus on locally grown blooms especially those that invoke thoughts. As a rule of thumb, it is a must to stick with the wedding motif to deliver a visual message of synergy and consistency. With this in mind, repurposing the centerpiece at the end of the event is also considered.
2) Best of both worlds
Nowadays, wedding planning centers on adding depth to the location wherein a certain area is elaborative while the rest echoes such elaborateness although in smaller scale. The choice is often to have a grand table arrangement with outstanding centerpiece as the focal point. This can be the couple or buffet table where large and lush centerpieces are placed.
The goal is making the venue as interactive and less static as possible. They are encouraged to walk around the room to see how other tables are designed. Usually, the tables include a mix of equally full yet low centerpieces. Complimentary table linens are used.
3) All mixed up
Floral is well-loved. However, other details can be added now such as candles, graphic images, and even collectables. The combination of these elements creates a truly unique tablescape. Couples are okay with the idea as long as the hues, tones, and styles reflect the wedding theme. Mostly, whimsical and rustic weddings are using mixed-up centerpieces to coordinate with the overall ambiance of the venue.
4) New heights
Drama and interest are a combination that define the modern centerpieces. For instance, multiple pieces such as vases, metal, acrylic risers, and candlesticks are combined together to create centerpieces in varying heights. Achieving a panoramic view is often what florists are aiming for, putting low, mid-tier, and lifted arrangements.
Such approach is very flexible as there is no need to stick to a single design for the centerpiece. This is more so when there are a large number of tables to fill. The best part is they often lead to cross-table conversations.
Evidently, while flowers remain to be a favorite element in wedding centerpieces, these are not the sole options. Materials that add meaning, depth and dimension are always welcome. And, a uniform look of the venue is slowly fading away in favor of diversity and visual. True enough, even before the guests took notice of the food, they feast their eyes on the table set up with its stunning display. We eat with our eyes first, right?
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