Northern Michigan Weddings

Choosing A Centerpiece

By July 17, 2012 No Comments

A few of our favorite centerpieces (Image Credit: Top left and top right image: Harrison Studio; Bottom left image: Cory Weber Photography; Middle image: Ocken Photography; Bottom right image: Loon Lake Photography)

When it comes to centerpieces, the sky is the limit! Centerpieces are an important element to your reception. It not only reflects you as a couple, but it ties your entire theme together. Here are a few suggestions when choosing the perfect piece.

Outdoor Receptions

  • Choose a low centerpiece. The weather is unpredictable and a gust of wind may knock down higher vases and candles.
  • The celebration is about the two of you. Try to work in items that reflect you as a couple!
  • Votive candles add an ambiance to a receptions, but may or may not stay lit. There are several battery operated candles available, we suggest those for outdoor receptions.

Indoor Receptions

  • Tall centerpieces work well, but be sure guests can see around or through the arrangement for conversation.
  • Just like the outdoors, votive candles add an ambiance to a reception.
  • Don’t be afraid to add color. Whether in a vase or adding ribbon, color can make a centerpiece stand out.

Tips From Our Staff

  • Ask your florist for suggestions. Many local florists are familiar with our properties and may have exactly what you are envisioning.
  • Keep in mind of everything on your table. This may include: plateware, cutlery, wine glasses, water glasses, favors, photos, candles, place card holders, etc.
  • Adding a smaller colored linen or chair sash as a table runner, can enhance the overall decor.
  • Keep with the season. Consult with your florist to see what flowers are in bloom the month of your wedding. Seasonal flowers typically are less expensive (example: Peonies are in bloom in June).

Need inspiration? Follow our Wedding Board on Pinterest!

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