Floral Wedding Centerpieces Planning and Tips
By Chris Ryerson
Wedding centerpieces can be a very important part of planning for a wedding. The centerpiece will be the central focus of your guests and an important decoration. It is therefore necessary to spend some time on planning a centerpiece that will act as an extension of the wedding theme. Floral wedding centerpieces are the most traditional and classic of all centerpieces. Yet, you do not have to be held down by traditional arrangements and a floral wedding centerpiece can also be very artistic and fun. When planning a centerpiece that will have flowers it is important to have fun and be creative.
Below are some of the things that you will want to think about and use to plan your floral wedding centerpiece.
When you start planning your floral wedding centerpiece it is important to take into cosideration the theme of your wedding. For example if you have a Hawaiian themes wedding then hibiscus and bird of paradise flowers will make a great extension of the theme. With a little thoguht prior to going tot he florist to pick flowers you can typically tie a wedding theme with some unique type of flower.
As you plan it is also important to take into consideration the time of year that the wedding will take place. For example if you have a spring wedding you might want to use white lilies. Or if you wedding will fall in the middle of winter then you might include some pieces other then just flowers into the centerpiece. This might include things like pine branches and pinecones.
It is equally important to take into consideration the size of the wedding and the wedding reception. If you are planning on having a very small wedding you will want to pick smaller more intimate flower arrangements. If the wedding is going to have hundreds of guests and be a major event then the tables where your guests are seated will be much larger and thus demand a much bigger arrangement. You do not want an arrangement that dominates that table and blocks the view of your guests but it needs to be big enough that it does not get lost in the size of the table. So take into consideration the size of the table and the number of guests at each table.
Color is a very important visual stimulus and one that the brain responds very quickly. It is therefore important to have complimentary colors throughout the decoration of the wedding. Often flowers can be chosen to match other colors in the wedding making for a very pleasing aesthetic. For example you can choose flowers that will match well with the color in the bridesmaidís dresses.
Symbols and messages
It is also important when choosing flowers for a floral wedding centerpiece to plan and think about the meaning or symbolism of flowers. For example a bouquet of red roses will have a very different tone and symbol then a bouquet of white lilies. It is therefore important to think about the typical and historical meaning of certain flowers and pick an arrangement that is complimentary to the theme of the wedding. Some wedding are more traditional and classic nature and therefore will demand a flower such as a rose. Then other weddings might be non-traditional and very artistic of light hearted and in these cases it is important to choose light, fun and artistic flowers to match the tone.
It is very important to take some time and think about the flowers that will be chosen for the floral wedding centerpiece and to choose flowers that are complimentary tot he tone, setting, and theme of the wedding. By spending some time thinking about the centerpieces and planning ahead you can ensure that you will have a beautiful floral wedding centerpiece.
Chris Ryerson is the owner of Plan Best
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