If there is one thing that the thoughtful wedding designer or couple needs to capture the mood, it’s having right wedding reception table decorations. When done properly, all of the guests at the wedding will, to some extent, feel the spirit of love. Having the wrong decorations will take away from that happy feeling. While table decorations are an important aspect of one’s wedding reception, it’s not always easy to come up with ideas for centerpieces. Sometimes all that’s needed, though, are a few ideas to get the creative juices flowing.
The good news is that there is no shortage of ways available to begin generating ideas for the general look of the centerpiece. The most logical starting point is to consider any themes that the bride and groom have already chosen, and match or complement the table decorations accordingly. Such themes can run the gamut from the couple’s tastes in movies, literature or sports, to ones based upon the season in which the couple are to be married. If you are lucky enough to be design around a theme, then it’s fairly simple. All you have to do is break down the theme into its various elements then build your decorations from there.
If you are not fortunate enough to have a theme to go on, and have to come up with something more general, or pull the ideas from thin air, that’s okay. There are still some tricks you can use to ensure that the table decorations will look good.
Virtually every wedding has a specific number of guests, give or take a few. If you know how many will be attending, then this is a good start. You can set up personalized seating cards that contain a single quoted line from your wedding vows. This is especially effective if any part of the vows were written by the happy couple themselves. Either way, it’s a simple way to add a touch of class and romance at the same time.
If centerpieces will be used at the tables, they should capture the essence of the theme or symbolize the couple’s love in some way. While centerpieces don’t have to be carbon copies of each other, they should have the same look and fit in with each other in some way. Something as simple as sprinkling confetti or flower petals around each centerpiece can tie them all together. Maybe you’re wondering why someone would spend so much time on something that’s seemingly unimportant. People like to know that some care went into the planning of the big day because it shows the couple are taking their vows seriously, and you thought they were just wedding reception table decorations!
One final piece of advice: While wedding reception table decorations are important, it’s even more important to have fun. Using the above tips will help you to be less stressed about the decorations, and focus more on the real reasons for the celebration, and that’s two people starting a new life of happiness together.