Ideas For Wedding Reception Flower Arrangements
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The cake can even be decorated with handcrafted flowers or fresh flowers which is an easier and cheaper way to decorate your cake.