Wedding centerpieces are a wonderful way to incorporate color, theme and personality into your wedding reception. Centerpieces are also a great way to bring the season indoors. Getting married in April? In this case you should be looking at pastel colored flowers like lilacs, lavender, sweet peas, pastel colored roses, hibiscus or tulips. These flowers look great in vases that sit low to the table top. Find containers that are no more than 6-8 inches tall. Cut your flowers to be just above the rim of the container. Wrap the container with a pastel colored ribbon.
Having a June wedding? Think about brightly colored flowers like bright red roses, bright carnations, bright gerber daisy’s, and lily’s. You can chose to place the flowers in colored vases or in clear vases. It is recommended that these centerpieces be tall enough so that your guests can see across the table without an obstruction. You may also choose to find a tall container and place the flowers inside and fill with colored water. Make sure the water is a soft shade so that the brightness of the flowers show through.
Another popular time of year to get married is Autumn. Autumn is known for its deep rich colors. Think deep reds, rust, oranges and golden yellows. Some of the flowers you may consider for this time of year are sunflowers, poppy, ranunculus, mums, or chrysanthemum’s. Don’t just think of flowers. Leaves and also make good centerpiece decorations.
Last but not least is wintertime. There are a couple of ways you can think of winter, either winter wonderland or Christmas. If contemplating winter wonderland, think white, blue and silver. Some of the flowers for a winter wonderland include mums, calla lily, delphinium, or star of bethlehem. One idea not using flowers is to take empty branches and spray them white. Place them into tall clear containers and then decorate the branches with crystals hanging from sparkly ribbons. You can also use snowflakes or ornaments to hang from the branches. Taller containers work best for this idea due to the height of the branches.
If you are thinking about a Christmas theme, think red, green and black. Some flower ideas include poinsettias, holly and amaryllis. Don’t forget pinecones and lots of greenery. If you are looking for an idea that doesn’t include poinsettias, try collecting different size containers with or without lids. Then, fill those containers with ornaments, pinecones, or colorful Christmas ribbons.
Keep in mind that many flowers come in a variety of colors and shades. These are just a few ideas to get you started. Happy decorating!