Purple and white wedding flower bouquet.

Ideas For Wedding Reception Flower Arrangements

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The right wedding reception flower arrangements will conjure up a romantic, happy atmosphere, bringing color, beauty and scent to the room.

The arrangements need to be carefully positioned, where they'll have the maximum impact, then carefully think of other small arrangements (single blooms placed on plates, sprigs tucked into napkins and posies attached to the backs of chairs) to tie everything together.

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Stair entrance decorated with flowers.
1. The stairs become a focal point by using impressive potted floral balls and tulle.


Creating A Scheme Using Wedding Reception Flower Arrangements

Flowers are by far the most effective way to customize and personalize a space such as a hotel reception room or marquee, these create a welcoming and celebratory atmosphere.

It is natural for the reception flowers to be inspired by the bride and bridesmaids bouquets, but there is scope to use a larger range of flowers and colors which will allow you to create a variation of the wedding theme.

Start by selecting the positions for your wedding reception flower arrangements within the space.

Then make the most of your budget, place your largest arrangements which are obvious focal points where they will be noticed most: such as the entrance and exits; the place where the receiving line will be, fireplaces, alcoves, niches or windowsills.

Wedding welcome board with flower decorations.
2. Welcome your guests with a lovely floral arrangement and welcoming message at the entrance to your reception.
Entrance flower decorations.
3. Roses and greenery at the entrance to the reception give an indication to a romantic theme.

Then consider the details for the wedding reception flower arrangements which are to be used on the tables and as centrepieces. If the table is long and faces the rest of the room a striking centrepiece (as shown below) or even a swag of flowers along its length will make an impressive display.

Bridal table decorated with flowers.
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If the tables are round a center display or one large arrangement or a cluster of smaller ones works well; if your guests are to be seated at a long trestle table, a series of arrangements going down the length of the table looks great.

Remember whatever arrangements that you select make sure that they don't obstruct your guests view from the person opposite; make sure that they are low or tall enough so that your guests can converse.

Tall flower arrangement with blue and white flowers.
5.Tall centrepiece.
Large glass container with lilies and beads.
6. Low centrepiece.
Beautiful wedding reception decorated with many flowers.
7. Small flower arrangement can be used to decorate drapes.
Casual flower arrangement.
8. A casual floral arrangement sets a tone for a relaxed reception.
Simple wedding flower arrangement.
9. Simple displays of flowers used for the table center shows what can be done even on a limited budget.

Then think about the smaller floral details. You could decorate each place setting with a single flower such as a rose, tulip, carnation or orchid.

Instead of the traditional place cards you could plant miniature terracotta pots (painted or unpainted) with growing flowers such as violets, lily of the valley or alyssums and then tie a name label to the pot with narrow ribbon or use bamboo skewers to stake the name tags into the pots.

If you are having a spring wedding you could plant bulbs well ahead of time so that they will be in flower for the wedding. These can also double up as favors for guests to take home.

Wedding favors with sunflower decorations.
10. Use artificial flowers to decorate your wedding favors.
Potted plant wedding centerpieces.
11. Living plants make great table decorations and also double up as wedding favors.

Napkins can be secured with sprigs of flowers and ribbon or cord; small posies can be tied to the backs of the chairs and decorated with tulle or ribbon.

Scatter the tables with rose petals or have small bowls filled with water and floating candles and flower heads.

Daisies decorate the sides of wedding chairs.
12. Decorate the sides of your chairs with posies of flowers.
Single flower decoration on the back of a chair.
13. Decorate the backs of your chairs.
Flower place setting decoration.
14. Small posies can be used to decorate the table setting.
Pink rose petals scattered over dining table.
15. Fresh petals make a romantic confetti scattered over the table

The cake can even be decorated with handcrafted flowers or fresh flowers which is an easier and cheaper way to decorate your cake.

Wedding cake with flowers.
16. .A beautiful display of cascading hand crafted sugar roses.
Wedding cake with orchid flowers.
17. Wedding cakes with fresh flowers. Make sure that the flowers that you use have not been sprayed with chemicals.