Organizing the wedding reception is a fun part of planning your wedding. During this time, you will plan the menu, the decorations, the music, and so on. Another part of the planning has to do with the centerpieces needed to brighten the tables where your guests will dine. You want these centerpieces to create an inviting look, and enhance the overall theme of the reception.
Just keep in mind that centerpieces do not have to be expensive to be beautiful. As you will see from the tips below, the options are limite only by your imagination. One great idea is to set time aside for the bridal party so that you can create your own centerpieces. You can make this a party where you enjoy food and drink while coming up with some amazing creations.
Start by determining the number of tables you will have to include those for the guests, the band or DJ, refreshments, and the wedding party. From this, you will know how many centerpieces you need. Another important consideration is the size of each table. Obviously, the larger tables would require larger centerpieces than the smaller tables would.
One of the most popular choices is flowers and while this is a great choice, do not forget that you have many other options. With flowers, you can often use some of the bouquets that were used in the wedding. For instance, the larger bouquets that were placed at the front of the church would be perfect for the wedding table. Then for the remaining tables, you can choose simplistic flowers such as a few carnations and babys breath in a stem vase or an elaborate and colorful bouquet with a number of different flowers.
However, if you want to do something a little different from the traditional flower centerpieces, candles are a great option. In this case, you could choose small, clear bowls that have flower petals and greenery around the base and then floating candles glowing softly in water. Another option would be to place a grouping of candles consisting of various sizes and colors, nestled in a base of colored sand, Hershey kisses, or polished pebbles.
More than likely, you will have several members of the bridal party and family that have all types of great ideas. Visit your local hobby store to look at beads, garland, fancy paper, and all sorts of miscellaneous items and then let your creative juices flow. You would be surprised at the wonderful things you will discover.