When you are considering wedding décor one of the most important factors is the wedding table centrepieces. This is because your guests will spend a lot of time at the table, for eating, listening to the speeches, and for drinking, and this may go on all afternoon and into the evening. So, they will be looking at the centrepieces a lot, and this is why they are important.
When it comes to centrepieces, there are almost limitless choices. Many people choose to go for flowers, of course, but you don’t have to use them. There is no law about it. You could go for candles. And one idea is very tall candlesticks that rise above the centre of the tables so that the candles are two or three feet up in the air.
If you are using flowers, you don’t have to use them on their own. You can use fruit to add a whole other new dimension to your centrepieces. You obviously wouldn’t want to use soft fruits like blackberries, but in the autumn, you can use apples and pears, and you can add vegetables such as marrows, small squashes, tomatoes, cucumbers, and so on. You can also add nuts like chestnuts. You don’t have to use flowers, of course. There is plenty of greenery that you can use instead, including potted plants.
If you have long tables instead of small round ones, you can use table runners along the centre to cheer up a white tablecloth. The colours can be used to accent your flowers, and fabrics such as silk or chiffon look great. Decide whether you want them to run off the ends of the tables or be the exact length. You can buy table runners on Amazon and eBay, but it’s probably cheaper to just go to a fabric shop and buy what you need.
Pumpkins are another idea for the autumn or winter. You can either use them as they are, or you can paint them in different colours to match your overall colour scheme. If you are a gardener, you can grow them yourself. If not, most greengrocers will have pumpkins in the autumn.
You could use floating candles as well. Take a small vase of water and add some greenery and berries in the water. Add a floating candle on top and light them just before your guests arrive.