Deciding on the most adequate types of centerpieces for a wedding party can be a daunting task or a beautiful experience, depending on the couple. If you are already stressed out with the other plans of your wedding you might not be able to make this experience feel nice and pleasant. But the bride can ask her bridesmaids, her sisters and her mom to give her a hand. If you’re doing this on your own you could use a little bit if help from your family and best friends. The DIY bride has many options when it comes to wedding reception centerpieces.
Making the best choice is always a matter of wedding formality, theme and style of the wedding. The season and time of day are other important aspects to keep in mind when deciding on the most adequate decorations for the party. The venue seems to be the most powerful criterion of influence for a bride and her centerpieces. Alfresco weddings require a different type of setting than an indoors reception. Outdoors affairs are less elaborated and more causal. The bride and her crew can start collection all kinds of crafty recipients and old-fashion items for the tables.
You can use honey jars, wine bottles or even birdcages if you’re having a garden, park or vineyard wedding. Use urns, antique cups or pitchers instead of fancy floral vases. To make sure that the effect will be authentic and natural, use freshly-picked blooms from your garden. If you don’t have this option, look for seasonal flowers at a local flower shop. You should be able to find beautiful species from the season at attractive prices. If your wedding occurs in spring, focus on peonies, hyacinths, lilies of the valley, lilacs, narcissuses, freesias, tulips or garden roses. If your wedding is booked for autumn, choose dahlias, gladiolas, sunflowers, chrysanthemums, asters, Billy Balls, zinnias or gerbera daises. You should be able to arrange something nice and pretty for your guests. Don’t complicate yourself with extravagant bouquets because it’s trendier to use single-bloom centerpieces.
The more natural the reception the more inviting it will be. Your guests will be able to feel the warmth and fun ambiance you managed to create for their comfort. It would be wise to use a clever color-scheme so that you can add more contrast to the tables. White and red, green and yellow or cream and pink centerpieces can fit different types of weddings. Get inspired from the theme of your wedding and use specific motifs or decorative items, like bird nests, eggs and birdcages if it’s a bird or Easter theme, pine cones, branches and wheat if it’s a rustic wedding in the countryside, etc.