As a matter of tradition, couples normally purchase flower arrangements for the head table, the cake table and for each guest table. Ah, the guest list comes into play yet again. The more guests, the more tables, the more flowers and, you guessed it, more cost. The weddingreport.com shows that the reception floral arrangements average $385. But, of course, there are other reports out there that indicate that some floral centerpieces along average well over $1200!
In this article, I’d like to provide some tips on centerpieces. The good news is that you really don’t need to spend a ton of money of floral centerpieces to give your reception an elegant feel to it. Many floral designers are moving towards streamlined, simple but elegant arrangements these days.
Some of the less expensive options you may want to consider include:
- A clear vase with a few blooms, maybe surrounded by tea lights or votive candles.
How about a bowl of floating blossoms, petals, candles or a combination of all three?
You could go with a pillar candle in the middle of the table with flower petals scattered over the tabletop. Something to consider if going this route, however, is that many venues won’t allow live flowers on their linens because the flowers could stain them. You could certainly use artificial flowers or petals if this is the case at your venue, however.
Something to keep in mind is that many reception venues will provide centerpieces, so don’t feel as if you need to spend extra money in this area if your venue has something you like. If you are already paying for it, why pay twice by buying your own? By saving money on your centerpieces, you can focus the majority of your budget on the cake and head tables.
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