Looking for inspiration? From whimsical to formal and rustic to romantic, the Wesley Center has a variety of wedding reception centerpiece ideas to spark your creativity! Browse these 14 table decorating options to create something unique for your special day. The only limit is your imagination and overall theme for the special day (oh, and maybe that pesky budget).
Wedding Reception Centerpiece Ideas To Inspire Creativity
Always a classic; flowers are widely used in centerpieces due to the variety as well as their aroma, appearance, and versatility. The exact type can depend on the style of wedding, the colors being used, and even the time of year since this affects the flowers in season. For a traditional style wedding look at using more established flowers such as roses or orchids, while for a more contemporary feel include green foliage and long stems to give more modern lines to your centerpiece. Or break the mold and select a flower you rarely see at weddings!
Lanterns are fantastic as they can be ornate and classical in design or more modern and made from chromed metal and colored glass. The interior of the lantern will generally be decorated with candles to give off a warm glow and it can really bring the table to life when the lights are dimmed later on in the evening. As with the flowers, choose a style to match the overall theme of your wedding and you will not be disappointed.
There is something quite romantic about floating candles. There are a variety of holders including bowls and glasses that provide the option of filling the holder with decorative items such as sand, pebbles, or flowers with the candle on top. One tip is to fill the holder with something that matches the main color of the rest of the reception and your guests will be in awe at its beauty.
This may sound peculiar, but when a number of aesthetically pleasing branches are bound together with some decorative ribbon and dressed it can result in an imposing centerpiece. Branches can make a real statement with their long lines and the way in which they stand out from the table, but the key is what else you put with them.
Feathers work well as a centerpiece, but only when they are elaborate and over the top. Look at using large feathers that match the color theme and you will find that you do not actually need anything else on the table due to the way that the feathers will dominate. With this idea it really is a case of bigger is better.
Photos can add a personal touch so consider using some fun snapshots of either the happy couple or photos of the people sitting at the table. It is also best to spend time thinking about the actual photo frames to ensure that they tie in with the overall theme you are hoping to achieve. Group three frames together to form a triangle and place a flameless candle in the middle for a romantic glow. Glass photo frames that also serve as vase for fresh flowers are another option for personalizing centerpieces with images.
Vintage or over sized tea cups filled with petals or even floating candles can make interesting centerpieces as long as you take time with the actual decoration. Choose flowers that work well with the color and design of the teacup and have the decoration draping over the edges to soften the rim of the cup to finish the effect. Throw in a few teapots for variety.
Plants are great for centerpieces as they can be plain and simple or quite elaborate depending on your preference. The lush green is a wonderful color and when you then add splashes of color with other ornaments it can lead to something pretty special. Focus on plants such as tulips, hyacinths, orchids, hydrangeas, cyclamen, lavender, or even herbs.
If your wedding is in Clermont Florida both orchids and bromeliads are available from wholesale florists at a very reasonable price. You can let a guest from each wedding table take home the plant or you can save to decorate your own home together. Either way you have done something nice for the environment and have a living memory of the day.
Wrapped boxes add a certain touch of intrigue, but the key is in how they are wrapped. You should look at using ribbons and elaborate, glittery bows to make them stand out and surround them with a few flowers or feathers to add to the effect. Boxes are also practical if used to hold party favors and stacked in a decorative tower.
Seascape wedding reception centerpieces often contain sand, shells, or beach glass. One idea is to have various colors of sand in a glass receptacle or go with simple white sand and make a shell the accent. When it come to the shells focus on using a conch shell or starfish as the main piece with smaller more decorative ones surrounding it. Finding a way to add a water element will complete the beach theme.
Using fresh fruit, especially citrus, in a glass bowl finished with leaves or carefully placed flowers can add interest to your centerpieces. This will help bring the table to life in a unique and fresh way. Just ensure that the fruit is in tiptop condition.
Vintage bottles can be used to hold single flower stems or group several different sizes and colors of bottles together and bind them with ribbon. There are a number of shapes and designs available, but do be aware that using these bottles may not be the best idea for a more modern wedding.
The rustic approach involves using wood, slate, muslin, mason jars, or anything else that provides a charmingly simple feel. This does not work well if you are going for a more elaborate wedding, but it is a fantastic centerpiece idea for budget, outdoor, shabby chic, or country weddings as it ties in with the theme beautifully.
If you are looking for something whimsical, then pinwheels should make the list. They come in a variety of colors and sizes and they are undoubtedly a fun thing to have as your centerpiece. Consider adding the names of the happy couple inside to add a personal touch.
With a bit of creativity you can make wedding reception centerpieces uniquely fitted to your own special day. Take your time when designing and get advice from professionals who can offer guidance to produce something that looks absolutely stunning. For more inspiration and photos of each idea be sure to visit our Pinterest Board for Wedding Reception Centerpieces.