Whatever choice you’re making in terms of feeding your guests, one of the most noticeable elements of wedding decor is the table centrepiece.
In the wedding day time-line, straight after the magic of a wedding ceremony the reception usually begins and food, drink and partying comes to mind.
If you’re having any kind of sit-down meal – whether that’s formal dining or casual buffet – that usually requires your guests to be sat in one place for a considerable period of time to account for eating, cake-cutting and speeches.
With this in mind when it comes to decor couples often put alot of effort into the ambience of this room. It doesn’t go unrewarded : as a wedding guest I often take an early snoop into the dining area to check out who I’m sat with and admire their creative efforts.
One of the key elements of decor that sets the tone is your choice of table centrepieces. This is really a chance for you to go as wild – or as conservative – as you wish.
If this fills you with fear and dread, I’ve initiated a hunt for the many examples of table centrepieces that have gone before, to help you on your way.
Floral Table Centrepieces
Here feminine pink and yellow flowers have been placed in a simple white bucket for a charming outdoor setting // via Wedding Chicks
For a completely different floral treatment, see this Winter Wonderland spectacular. White flowers burst out of pewter and glass containers, with tea light votives and fake snow completing the look // via Style Me Pretty
More ideas for Winter Wedding Decor here
Your florist may well have a variety of centrepiece aids available. If you’ve got purple flowers and want a somewhat gothic look, place a few blooms in a heavy pewter container // via 100 Layer Cake
Unless your reception is going to take place in constant daylight, I’d strongly urge you to consider candelight. The easiest way to add a soft ambiance, this example above shows how pink roses around large white candles set a romantic mood. // via theweddinghunter
If you want to add a little height you can easily ask your florist to arrange the flowers in an old-fashioned urn, with candle in the middle. // via my own wedding
#Wedding Tip : Some height in centrepieces is good. Alot of height can be good. The height that means that your guests can’t see each others faces across the table is not good.
This elaborate sunflower tree example, above, seems to have majestically swooped to the upper reaches, so no problems here. // via Pinterest
Or, you could discuss options for floating a few flowerheads in a glass bowl of water – particularly effective if you have a vibrant flower choice, like these pink gerberas. // via theweddinghunter
If you’re looking for a little glamour on your table, and you’ve got pinks and creams for your flowers, choose a pearlescent container with ribbon and diamante detail to set-off your tables. Note : there are those candles again. // via Karen Tran
The use of flowers doesn’t automatically equate to floral and feminine. Succulents in glass jars on top of small stones gives an abstract desert feel, softened with candelight // via Tumblr
Unusual Table Centrepieces
For an Autumn wedding with trestle tables, run green apples and leaves down the centre and you’re done. // via Tumblr
Centrepieces can also be very simple. Some branches in a mason jar are perfect for a simple, pared back country wedding table setting. // via 100 Layer Cake
If you have a nautical theme then choose shells and other marine life for decoration instead of flowers. // via Pinterest
For more ideas for a nautical inspired wedding click here.
Finally, centrepieces don’t need to be traditional. Take inspiration from parties if you’re a creative couple – like this Alice In Wonderland inspired event, complete with gold rabbit centrepiece. // via 100 Layer Cake
Wedding Table Centrepieces : you have been hunted
Are any of these stand-out ideas for you?
Or have you seen a really fantastic table centrepiece idea elsewhere?
Your comments and contributions are always welcomed below.