Relaxed weddings are very popular these days. Couples love the idea of celebrating their marriage with their family and friends in a less formal way than in the olden days. These pretty centerpiece ideas are perfect for today’s casual weddings.
Everything about your wedding should flow in harmony. If you are the kind of bride who is most comfortable wearing a simple wedding gown with handmade jewelry, then you will want a very different type of wedding decorations than the bride who is wearing an opulent gown with very elaborately handmade wedding jewelry in a hotel ballroom.
Your centerpieces should match your general style, and when your wedding reception is more relaxed, you can have fun with more creative table arrangements.
Gerbera daisies are one of the most popular flowers for casual receptions. Their bright colors and cheerful nature are both celebratory and informal. There are several styles of centerpieces which will work wonderfully with gerbera daisies as the main flower. For long tables, plant a “garden” of the daisies in long containers filled with wheatgrass.
Choose either a single color, or a mixture of pink, orange, and yellow flowers. Another great idea for daisies is to leave their stems long and have them spring out of a vase which is tightly packed with lemon or lime wedges to add a pop of contrasting color and to help anchor the blossoms. So fun!
Hydrangeas are a perennial wedding flower favorite, and they have the possibility of being made to look very elegant or quite informal. A simple centerpiece idea for an outdoor wedding is to take bunches of hydrangeas and arrange them in pitchers. Find a variety of different pitchers at flea markets to give the table decorations that welcoming homey feeling.
It will look as though you just plucked the flowers and popped them into a pitcher before friends stopped over for a glass of lemonade in the afternoon. As a matter of fact, these centerpieces are so easy to make that you can pick the flowers from your own yard and quickly drop them into the pitchers. Centerpieces don’t get much easier than that, and yet the end result will be really beautiful.
Potted plants and herbs make wonderful casual centerpieces. Try a mixture of various fresh herbs and flowering plants in a clay pot for a garden wedding. Or choose container plants which are in season for your wedding. Red geraniums or begonias would be very appealing for a summer wedding, or use orange and deep red mums for a rustic fall reception.
Put the flowering plants into pretty but informal vessels, such as wicker baskets or painted tin pails. The flowers will add a cheery look to your reception tables without feeling stuffy or contrived. Simply perfect for an informal wedding!
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