Table centerpieces are one of the first things to stand out at a wedding reception. Whether your décor is understated or glamorous, sophisticated or quirky, why not spice up your after-ceremony bash with these unique arrangements – all of which can be customized to reflect your taste and stay within your budgetary constraints.
A floral fantasy that showcases local varieties
This idea is especially fun for brides-to-be who are planning a destination wedding abroad. Tropical locales such as Costa Rica are famous for their striking flowers, from birds of paradise to stunning ginger, orchids and luscious heliconia. Why not go native and use some of the more vibrant blooms that are locally available? In the end, the choice will be much more cost-effective than say tulips or roses while showcasing an exotic arrangement that adds visual interest while capturing the essence of a Costa Rica wedding.
A fresh herb basket makes a bold statement
Who said that wedding centerpieces had to be expensive? For the DYI-inspired couple, these natural centerpieces made from baskets of fresh, edible herbs are lovely and also do double duty as cute favors for your wedding guests! Fill repurposed plant holders with fresh basil, thyme, tarragon or lavender for an eco-friendly arrangement that looks and smells fantastic!
The Eiffel tower of feathers
Want something that really stands out from the pack, but feel flowers are too overdone? Create high drama on your tables with a little help from our feathered friends. Multihued peacock feathers in a tall vase add flare, while dyed ostrich feathers can be coordinated to complement your color theme – including delicate pastels like creamy lilac.
Citrus is perfect for spring or summer weddings
Another ideal option for a spring or summertime destination wedding uses the deceptively simple combination of citrus and your favorite flowers. Casual but cheery, this arrangement can use a mixture of sliced lemons, limes or oranges in a large mason jar (or vintage bottles) adorned with nothing more than fresh blooms and some nice ribbon. Bright flowers (in this case, daffodils) really make for a sweet arrangement.
A centerpiece to satisfy the sweet tooth
If you’ve already decided on an offbeat wedding, why not continue through reception with a centerpiece that doubles as dessert? A mountain of artisanal cupcakes or gourmet tarts makes for a wonderful alternative to your standard floral arrangement.