A wedding centerpiece can set the tone and look for your wedding reception and it’s important to get them right. It takes plenty of time to get the right wedding centerpiece. Nowadays, many couples prefer to use tall wedding centerpieces as it imparts a dramatic effect at a wedding reception. Beautiful and impressive tall wedding centerpieces will leave guests in awe when they enter your reception.
Height in a centerpiece can come from a variety of factors, either individually, or in combination with one another. The first one is to use tall vases. The floral arrangements need not be particularly tall if the vases have a grand height. Another option is to use medium height vessels, but to set them on boxes or risers to give them a lift. Using tall natural elements like twigs or flowering branches is another wonderful way to create drama. A final option is less common, which is to have long centerpieces that suspend down from the ceiling, rather than trying to build up from the table top.
There are various ways of getting the correct height for centerpieces and this can be combining a number of elements or just using individual pieces. For instance one could make use of tall vases but in this case, it is not a must that the floral arrangements be tall as the vases are already tall.
Your centerpieces should suit the general style of your wedding. For instance, if you are having a formal wedding and wearing a fancy silk gown with tons of sparkling crystal bridal jewelry, then the tall vases might be ideal for your reception. Either plan to rent antique looking silver vases from a specialty shop, or for a more modern effect, use towering clear glass vessels. A trumpet shape is lovely for a more formal or traditional wedding, whereas a very tall square vase would look cool for a hip loft wedding.
Another great option will be to use naturally tall twigs or if these are not available one could use flowering branches in a beautiful way to bring out the dramatic effect. Some couples have also found out that it is possible to make tall wedding centerpieces by using vessels of medium height and using rises or boxes to increase their height. This is done in such a creative way that the guests will not find out. Another option that couples seldom use but that could work just as well is suspending long centre pieces from the ceiling instead of making one from the top of the table. This option might however need more time and patience as compared to the other ones but if being done by a professional then the end result should be just fine.
For an earthy wedding, place three small bamboo or wooden boxes in the center of each table. Each vessel can be filled with a different natural element, such as one with a floating candle, another with a submerged flower, and a third filled with smooth river rocks. There are endless adaptations to this concept. If you are going for a nightclub effect at your reception, the risers can be mirrored boxes, and you can fill each vase with a different type of orchid or candle. Add to the drama by filling the bottom of your vases with a different color of glittering Swarovski crystal beads, which will dance and twinkle like fabulous bridal jewelry in the light bouncing between the mirrored boxes and the candles.
The theme of the wedding is one of the factors that can be very instrumental in pone choosing the kind of centerpiece they would like to have. For instance couples who choose to have formal weddings complete with fancy silk gowns and sparkling jewelry made from crystal will be better placed if they chose tall vases. The best vases to use here will be clear, towering glass vessels which can present a modern look or antique vases made from silver which can be found in specialty shops.
Trumpet shape is also ideal for using in traditional or formal weddings while square vases will be the best for using in hip weddings.
For an earthly theme, the best options to use for tall wedding centerpieces will be three small wooden or bamboo boxes placed at the center of every table. The vessels can be filled with things likd submerged flowers, floating candles and smooth rocks from the river. If the reception will be held at a club, then the risers can be done in mirrored boxes which one can fill using candles or orchid. The bottom of the vases should be filled using glittering Swarovski beads of another color.
Going out to buy the center pieces is one way of obtaining them and the best places will be in bridal shops and stores. Another alternative will be to hire a wedding planner who will probably have different pieces available and all that is needed is for the couple to make a choice. Prior to settling for a particular centerpiece one should also do some research to get nothing but the best.