When it comes to the wedding breakfast, one of the most important considerations is the wedding centrepieces for the tables. This is where you can let your imagination run wild because you can conjure up almost anything that you like.
Obviously, you will need to take your budget into consideration, because flowers are not cheap, and most wedding centrepieces consist largely of flowers, although they don’t have to have any flowers at all. For example, we have seen a design where the happy couple were great book lovers, and for their centrepieces, they chose to have piles of books with a huge variation of covers.
However, most centrepieces will contain flowers, and this is where using your head can save you some money: if your wedding is in March, April, or May, and you want orchids, they are going to have to come from abroad. However, spring bulbs are in season, such as daffodils, tulips, lily of the valley, hyacinth, crocus, and so on, and are all local, so they will cost considerably less than expensive flowers flown in from some far country.
Of course, the centrepiece for the bride and groom should stand out and be different, as befits their status, but apart from that you can have a minimalist theme or you can go the whole hog, so to speak. What you do want to do is to take care that the centrepieces fit in with the overall décor of the room.
You also need to consider how many centrepieces you need. If you are having separate tables, each will need a centrepiece, but if you are having long banquet-style tables in rows you can have centrepieces every few feet along with them. Don’t forget your other tables as well, such as your welcome table, wedding card table, and dessert table: they can do with decoration as well.
At Kenza Creations our team is just that – creative. We are a group of artists who take pleasure and great pride in producing something that is a work of art, even if it is not going to last as long as a Rembrandt. We try to make every centrepiece design better than the last one. Take a scroll through our gallery and you will see some of the incredible creations that we have done in the past. They may well give you inspiration for your centrepieces as well.
Decorated hoops that are suspended from the ceiling or hung from walls are becoming increasingly popular, but what about using them for your centrepieces? They can be entwined with flowers all the way around and create a stunning talking point.
Of course, you don’t always have to use flowers. There is plenty of greenery that you can use, and you could have every centrepiece just in green if you choose, and it will cost less than many flowers do. You could also use pots of herbs. A local nursery will likely have all types of herbs growing in pots, such as rosemary, basil, thyme, parsley, sage, and so on, and these could be used imaginatively. Not only that, but you and your guests could also take them home after the reception and plant them in the garden, giving you an ongoing living memory of the big day every time you pop out to snip a couple of pieces for the Sunday dinner.
If your wedding is in the autumn, why not consider using pumpkins and/or gourds? You can carve them, spray them with glitter, paint them, and do pretty much anything you wish with them. They would also be a very inexpensive decoration in addition to very different.
You could even add helium-filled balloons to a centrepiece of flowers in a matching colour. Another addition that will have guests talking.
With luck, this will have given you some ideas, but there is no end of different things that you can do. If you have a look around the internet for “wedding centrepieces” you will find lots and lots of different ideas.
At Kenza Creations we can put together anything that you wish: we always love to get input from our clients. However, if you prefer, you can always leave the whole thing to us.