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Do Your Homework On Wedding Centerpiece Flowers Before Meeting With Your Vendor

There are so many amazing alternatives for wedding centerpiece flowers it’s challenging to choose just a few.  In fact, you might actually never see these wonderful ideas when meeting with wedding planners and retailers.  Most often you will be directed to planning ideas that are both convenient and profitable for the retailer.  A little research on your part will help uncover some wonderful selections that you don’t want to miss.

Once armed with some really good ideas then begin negotiating and planning with your retailers.  Don’t be afraid to stick to your guns for what you really desire.  You will often hear the words “impossible” or “it can’t be done” which translated actually means, “We don’t have the time,” “we don’t know how,” or “there is very little profit in that.”  

Most significant in your selection is to remain true to the central colors and theme of your project.  Here then are some wedding centerpiece flower suggestions to spark your creativeness.  And rest assured we are not reinventing the wheel here.  I have used or seen all of these ideas employed in weddings and in context they were all quite beautiful.

First decide if you want a casual seaside style wedding with sea shells and tropical flowers, a formal display of roses and orchids, a  romantic Victorian ceremony with peonies and hydrangea, or an over the top wedding with ice carvings, draped fabric, twinkle lights and chandeliers.

Carved ice centerpieces for tables at the reception functions nicely with a garden wedding, a cruise wedding ceremony, or at an elaborate country club setting.  For additional charm, the ice can be carved into vases to hold fruit and flowers or into containers to hold food on the buffet table.

Carved ice sculptures can be placed on draped fabric with twinkle lights or votive candles to add to the ambiance or with rose petals scattered about on the table.

Chandeliers over the display will add a glow and extra sparkle to highlight the centerpiece. For an outdoor wedding ceremony, Paris flea market chandeliers can be ordered on the net and spray painted any color. They come with a hook and can be hung above the tables.

Silver works particularly well as a compliment to the ice sculptures.  It can be used for the votive cups or containers for other flower arrangements.  Silver punch bowls, candelabrum with flowers, or individual silver candle stands are good choices.

Silver confetti scattered on the table, silver napkin rings, or just a silver ribbon to hold the napkins will tie the scheme together.  Tiny silver photo frames can be utilized as place card holders or to hold photos of the bride and groom.

Faux cement urns are wonderful when brought indoors and utilized on the table tops, on pedestals, or on the floor with large full floral arrangements. Faux cement containers look like the real thing, but they are a fraction of the weight.  Potted plants are also great options to fill the urns.  Green sheet moss makes beautiful organic filler in between the pots.

For a Victorian marriage ceremony, vintage containers are a great choice to hold centerpieces.  Everything from a soup tureen to dainty tea cups can be used to hold flowers, potted plants, candles, and mints.  The charm of a Victorian theme is that the containers don’t have to match. Vintage napkins and table cloths with lace would be a beautiful addition.

Romantic roses, hydrangea, and peonies make the loveliest Victorian flower bouquets.  Throughout the Victorian era, flowers were utilized as a means of communication.  A few of the flowers used and their meanings include:  roses (gratitude), peony (prosperity), light pink roses (desire, passion, joy, beauty), lavender (love at first sight), and white for eternal love.  Wheat conveys a concept of “wealth and prosperity” and yellow expresses “friendship.”

Beach themed weddings can be casual, fun, and relaxed.  Cool cottons or linens are great choices for the dresses and table cloths.  Sea shells can be utilized to hold flower arrangements, as serving bowls and candle holders.  Small shells can be made into place card holders.  Shells can be incorporated into the bridal bouquets and centerpieces.  

Natural “ribbons” of raffia and drift wood with tea lights, sand scattered on the tables with shells, a few tropical flowers all make superb choices for a seaside themed marriage ceremony.

Keep in mind that florists and other wedding retailers will usually try to steer you in the direction of merchandise and services that are most convenient with the greatest profit for them.  For that reason there are a number of wonderful options for wedding centerpiece flowers that will not be brought to your attention.  That’s why it’s very important to do your research before contacting your retailers.

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