Centerpieces often become the visual focal point of the table, thus the area where the guests are going to sit and chat throughout the wedding reception.
What are the choices of the centerpieces then? Well ... Centerpieces hold a huge range of options, and each one of those options has it merits. The general two forms are the high or the low centerpieces.
- The high centerpiece: as the name indictates, this is a centerpiece that is higher than eye-level often in a chandelier form. Being on a pedestal insures that the second guests step in it is visible and sets the mood (most likely glamorous) to the event.
- The low centerpiece: again as the name indicates its low, sometimes in short vases or simply on the table in platters or flower oasis. This type of centerpiece gives a more romantic subtle feel to the event.
Some of my favorite centerpieces are those that reflect a personal touch from the bride and groom. A picture frame somewhere, an image from a place traveled, a symbol of their relationship. I know it is not always possible to incorporate these gestures into the centerpiece, but oh it is so pretty when it's done. It brings the guests one step closer to the bride and groom, and takes the wedding to a level a tiny bit more intimate.
All in all, my advice simply is to enjoy your wedding, if having a lavish centerpiece with crystal chandeliers and orchids is your thing, then have it; and if you are more a garden lover who enjoys the springs blooms and is content with a simple ceramic vase with a wild flower inside, then do just that. Be yourself, it is your wedding, it is your moment; everyone else is there to see you, and feel your spirit and your love.