Floral table centerpieces are crafted to make the reception tables impressive and delightful. The floral arrangements are intended to also show your own and unique wedding style. They are the focal element that becomes more visible at the reception. The wedding florists create beautiful designs suitable for your wedding theme, but you are free to create your own flower arrangement for the table centerpieces. Here’s how to arrange them:
· Select the Flowers
The flowers you choose for the floral arrangement will be the focal point of the centerpieces. They pull all the wedding elements and style together, giving the guests a visual accent that sums up the wedding style. In selecting flowers, you can always choose a single color or a mixed color depending on the theme. However, the color of the flowers is not the only thing to think about. You also need to consider whether the flowers are too large or tall, or whether they are scented or filled with pollens that may cause irritations to some of the guests. Fortunately, the wedding florists have a large collection of the best flowers for the wedding, including the local and seasonal blooms available in the area.
· Select the Vase
Just as how important the flower is for the flower arrangement, the flower vase is also important. To arrange unique floral table centerpieces, it is essential to find the right style, shape, and height of the flower vase. The vase plays a significant role in the centerpiece design and in the overall decoration of the table. Vases come in different styles, such as wooden boxes, gold pedestal vase, glass cylinder, geometric terrarium, mixed metallic, pilsner elegant vase, and colored modern vase. The variations and styles of flower vases are too many, but you have the wedding florist to help you pick the perfect one for the flowers you want and for the style you prefer.
· Create Sections
Creating sections makes it easier to design and arrange the centerpieces. It gives you a simple guide in placing flowers and in keeping them in their proper places. To section the table centerpiece, you will only need to attach the tape horizontally, thus it creates a row. The sections form a small square where you can place the flower stems. The flowers will look more organized, sturdy, and fixed.
· Start with the Foundation
The foundation of the centerpiece is the base of the arrangement. When you build the centerpiece’s foundation, you will need to add the fillers to emphasize the edge. You can layer the edge with your choice of fillers. The fillers may include some low-key flowers, some greenery and foliage, and some branches depending on your preference and style. Don’t use all of the fillers on the edges because you will need some of them later on to fill the gap. Also, you don’t want to overcrowd the base with too much foliage and fillers.
Some of the best filler flowers for the wedding centerpieces include Baby’s Breath, Statice, Solidago, and Stock. A large selection of filler flowers is available at the florist’s shop, but you can also ask the wedding florist for some local and seasonal blooms.
· Insert the Focal Flowers
The focal flowers are the main flower of the centerpiece for the reception table. The flowers that you choose for the design may depend on the style or theme of the wedding. To insert them, make sure that you use the quadrants to keep each stem stable and fixed. It will also keep them from being closely bunched with each other. Place the tallest stem at the center to create a design.
Using the flowers you have, you can create two or more centerpiece styles, especially if you have different shapes and sizes of vases and containers. If you have flowers with long and slender stems, take advantage of the cylinder vases, and for the wooden box and small containers, make use of the flowers and foliage that you removed from the other stems.
· Add More Flowers if Needed
If there are any empty gaps at the side or at the center of the arrangement, add more filler blooms and leaves where they are needed. Add floral accents and other smaller blooms to fill in the gaps. If you want the table centerpieces to match the season, there are also several accents to choose from, like pinecones, berries, branches, fruits, vegetables, and more. They can add height and volume, as well as color, texture, and style. Moreover, adding more to fill in the gaps may not be as beneficial as you thought they can be sometimes. This is why it is best to consult the wedding florist for the best recommendation.
· Finalize the Arrangement
Check the flower arrangement from each angle and side to see if everything is in place. Check the color and the size of whether the flowers are in proper balance. Keep in mind that there is no perfect arrangement and there is no right or wrong when it comes to a table centerpiece final product. You are free to create a design that you think is best for the big event.
By simply following the above steps, you are sure to create and arrange the best table centerpiece for the wedding. You may not have the most expensive flowers on your wedding day but you can have the most unique floral arrangement for the wedding reception table. Happy arranging!