Flowers are an essential part of your wedding reception venue decoration as it is where you’ll be spending the most time on your Wedding Day. It’s the setting for your wedding breakfast, speeches and the cutting of your cake, and probably for your evening entertainment, so it’s prudent to allocate a large part of your flower budget to this area.
Pedestals & Other Arrangements
Pedestal arrangements can look wonderful if you have a large entrance area, need to decorate a large room, to create a focal point or as a feature in a church close to where the bride and groom will stand during the ceremony. If you’re having pedestal arrangements at your wedding ceremony venue, consider having them moved to your reception venue so you get full use out of them!
Other styles of arrangements you could consider are over a fireplace mantle, at the foot of a staircase or even around an existing statue.
Table Centrepieces & Table Decor
Table centrepieces and other table decor create a real sense of occasion and not only do they look stunning but can totally transform a room. Aside from your personal colour scheme, theme or choice of flowers other factors to consider are the style of reception venue, as well as the size, layout and number of tables.
Arrangements can can range from small posies to large displays but the general rule with size and height is that arrangements are either tall enough to allow your guests to see each other underneath, or short enough to allow them to see each other over the top.
Scent is also crucial when it comes to table arrangements. Bear in mind that your guests will be eating at the table so the scent from the flowers shouldn’t be too strong.
Other Options to Consider
Table arrangements can by styled and accessorised with vases, candle stands, mirrored plates and tealights which can really enhance a small display and add some opulence. Another way to incorporate fresh flowers into your reception is to sprinkle fresh rose petals over the tables.
Flowers for chair backs
Adorning your chair backs with floral decorations can look stunning. Other options for tight budgets might be to only decorate decorating every other chair or just decorating the chairs on the top table. Another option is to reuse pew ends if your wedding ceremony was in a church.
Using plants instead of flowers
A good budget option is to select scented plants instead of flowers, and use seasonal flowers in simple arrangements. If you are planning on re-using flower arrangements from the church or another ceremony room at the venue then you will need to consider a style that will suit both.
Flowers are also a lovely way to add a flourish to favours for female guests as part of the table setting, adding extra decoration. You could add a small posy to napkins or a floral topper to the favour box.