Traditional floral centerpieces have lost their appeal as wedding centerpieces in recent years. More and more couples are considering opting for something more modern now. These trends have driven us towards new ideas and concepts.
If you’re preparing to get married soon, or you know someone who is, here are a few of the major trends in wedding centerpieces:
Instead of having the wedding cake served as a multi-tiered centerpiece at the main table, couples are opting for smaller cakes that they can put around the room on different tables. This spreads everything around and makes people feel included. If you have the money, you could even keep the multi-tiered cake and create smaller versions of it to put around the room.
Creative table numbers have become a major aspect of fashion quite recently. Brides are using any materials they can find, from beads to twisted wire, to make 3D table numbers. Not only is this a practical way of helping guests find their tables, it acts as an immediate focal point. Make the colors contrast with your surroundings and they will stand out from a distance.
Flowers still figure heavily in weddings. Yet, couples are choosing to change the containers they hold the flowers in. Quirky and weird containers add character to a wedding and might even end up being the only part people remember. It’s an idea that’s really taking off.
There are no restrictions on what you might choose. Some people have taken miniature versions of traditional instruments and have twisted vines and flowers around them. Others have used out of place containers for their centerpieces, such as giant teacups.
Movement at Your Tables
Classic, rigid centerpieces no longer form part of modern weddings. Couples increasingly want to see centerpieces that can constantly move and change. Ideas include crystals that offer a different facet depending on where you’re sitting at the table, or a large flower that sways with any breeze. These moving centerpieces add character to a table that would otherwise be completely absent.
Sight Lines Buzz Word
The term ‘sight lines’ is a major part of wedding planning at the moment. It’s a term that describes the guest’s ability to have a conversation with someone else without having their sight obstructed by a centerpiece. To get around the problem of blocked sight lines, brides are coming up with a number of novel solutions to the problem.
You can keep your centerpieces low on the ground, but this presents the problem of not making them stand out enough. Another option is a thin and tall vase with something inside it. The most creative of solutions involve suspending the centerpiece from the ceiling just above the table. This option will require a larger investment of funds to pull off, though.
Overall, you want to make sure you aren’t obstructing the views of your guests. Your centerpiece should be an asset to your wedding. It shouldn’t become a hindrance to good conversation.
Sharon Cooper is a successful wedding planner, a gifted photographer and an ardent blogger. She writes articles on topics that are close to her heart. She says one cannot even imagine wedding centerpieces without flowers, as they are an integral part of the wedding festivities.