One of a wedding’s highlights is its décor and most guests will focus on the wedding table centerpiece. Whether we like it or not (or are aware of it), criticisms and long chats on its design and taste will carry on during the wedding festivities. Aside from the bride and groom’s appearances, the centerpiece will probably be the only other thing that will be discussed at great length. Some wedding table centerpieces ideas to try out are as follows.
Flower-based centerpiece decorations are always the most popular as they are the most accessible and easiest to fit into any budget. This is where the skill of the decorator is truly measured in the usage of vases, containers, shapes, designs and types of flowers. If you want to keep the arrangement, you may wish to use silk flowers, instead of real ones. Silk flowers are very close to the real ones so none of your guests will be able to tell the difference. Floral centerpieces are elegant, relatively uncomplicated and simple to do and fit into most wedding styles. No matter if your table is round, square, rectangular, long or short, there will be a floral arrangement that can fit its size and design. Your flowers can be in vases or pots, which can be elevated at different heights or right smack in the centre of the table. They could also be bunched up rising from the middle of the table. Or you could just create a miniature garden complete with a water feature of some sort on the table itself.
Candles are another great option. This requires a lot more skill and creativity to awaken the right kind of ambience but once achieved, can be really easy to do. The centerpiece highlight should be candles that stand out from the rest, in color and design. You could use your unity candles or custom made personalized candles with your names engraved on them, surrounded by smaller candles of the same shade. It may be a little dangerous to use so many candles to light up your main table especially when you have curtains and drapes nearby, so enhance the tables with mini lights to enhance all the candlelight produced. To get a dancing candlelight effect, fill a bowl with water and use tea lights to float around. To beautify it further, throw in some rose petals so their aroma can float around with the tea lights. Other than rose petals, you can also float some glossy colored paper or plastic in different shapes to create the party effect.
Edible centerpieces are another idea you may wish to try. Chocolate fountains will always make an excellent topic of discussion and are both beautiful and tempting to the eye and palate. Little chocolate favors can be available around the centerpiece for your guests to take away with them or nibble on the spot as they please. If a chocolate fountain is too difficult for you to maintain at your reception, think of having medium-sized chocolate statuettes of you and your spouse as the centerpiece instead. With this, you can give away a little part of yourselves to your guests to symbolically “share” your lives with them. If this is a little too personal for you, have chocolate statuettes made of significant items such as the Eiffel Tower, San Francisco bridge, dollar signs or musical instrument – anything that will be a reflection of your lifestyles to your guests.
Other edibles you can use as a centerpiece are wafers (and lots of it), sugar cubes, ice cubes or even fruits and vegetables. These are equally beautiful and fascinating to look at as well. Especially for the centerpieces which use fruits and vegetables, flower petals can be sprinkled along the edges for a softer finish. Aromatic oils hidden in between them can help enhance their scents.
If you really want to get personal, use your wedding picture as your centerpiece. Decorate it with flowers or other smaller family (and baby) photos, and you will have the most personal and unique wedding table centerpiece of all time. Of course, this may be a trifle bit embarrassing at some point, but it will definitely be a great point of distraction for your guests to humor themselves with. However, it would not be wise to combine your pictures with candles, so make sure you use Christmas lights to strategically light up your piece.
Using glass and crystals as a centerpiece can be a breathtaking but costly choice. Using glass or crystals which are shaped, molded and designed to reflect light into all angles will produce an end result that is marvelous to look at and admired by all. Sprinkle some silver glitter and place some ice sculptures in between your glass ornaments for the shiny, melted ice effect. Lights strategically positioned can help accentuate the unique designs of your glass and crystal pieces. Crystals are wonderful items to add to your centerpiece as they are commonly known for bringing good vibes and often referred to in feng shui practice.
No matter what the wedding table centerpiece is made of, the end result must have a personal touch and be tastefully decorated. It will be the one thing that will bring your wedding theme to life and reflect a piece of yourselves to those around you.