While wedding table centerpieces ideas might not seem like the most important thing on your list for a successful wedding reception, their role in making the reception a special event should not be under estimated. A table centerpiece not only dresses up the table and adds flavor to the room, it also can be used to frame your overall wedding theme. Neglect the centerpiece and your reception will still be fun and successful, but will not be as elegant as you could make it.
Table centerpieces are neglected because in the grand scheme of your wedding, they play a relatively minor role. They are not interactive; so many guests might not notice them unless they are pointed out. They only add to the table or room or the general ambiance of the event, but they do not dominate the décor, just augment it.
The only time your wedding table centerpieces ideas will ever stick out and receive attention is when they are a flop. If a table centerpiece is normal, classy and elegant, one or two guests might notice and comment, but most will either not notice or will not comment because of all the rest of the comment-worthy stuff happening as part of the event. If, however, your centerpieces are ugly, clash with the décor or theme of the wedding or are considered in poor taste, they will bet noticed very quickly.
With that in mind, you want to make sure that your wedding table centerpieces enhance your décor or add to your theme, but do not attract attention in any way except as an enhancer. This is because in terms of the wedding or reception, the table centerpiece is just one small piece of the puzzle for your entire event. By using your wedding table centerpieces in this way, you are sure to add a touch of elegance to the overall ambiance of your room, but you are not creating a conversation piece that distracts attention of guests away from the important people, namely the bride and groom.
So what rules of thumb should you follow as you consider your wedding table centerpieces ideas?
The first is whether your chosen idea matches well with the theme of the wedding or with the ambiance you are trying to create for your reception. Your goal should be to choose an idea that adds to the overall theme and does not contradict it, creating confusion among your guests.
The second suggestion is to choose something that is eye catching but elegant. The two are not mutually exclusive, but attention-grabbing and elegant can prove to be a challenge. You also want to avoid something that is so garish that you detract from the aura of the room or leave your guests wondering about that “odd centerpiece” when they should be focusing on the event and the happy couple. To avoid this situation, make sure that your wedding table centerpieces ideas are not gaudy or overly flashy. Gaudy and/or flashy says “look at me” when you want your wedding table centerpiece to be classy, quiet and dignified as well as attractive.
Metal boats filled with mints or candy not only adds to the room, it also will provide a treat to guests as they wait, particularly those guests with children. A single flower tube vase adds charm and elegance to any table, but does not dominate the environment. Water pearls, when you add water, allow you to add color in the form of perfectly rounded spheres and can be placed in any clear container for a unique and glassy look. Any of these can also be taken by guests as keepsakes to remind them of being a part of the entire event.
In a way, wedding table centerpieces are the work horses of the reception. They are not flashy, nor should they be gaudy. They add a simple elegance that helps set a room’s ambiance, but does not dominate the room and misdirect attention from the bride and groom. By choosing something that is attractive and elegantly quiet but still makes a statement… wedding table centerpieces can add to ambiance and set the mood for a reception that everyone will remember and appreciate.