Wedding Reception Centerpieces
Your wedding centerpiece gives you the opportunity to share
your creativity with all of your guests. Options for wedding
reception centerpieces are virtually endless; you need not
feel limited to traditional flowers. Possibilities can range
from economical to elaborate, from beautiful to unusual. Here
are some innovative wedding table centerpiece ideas to get
Tradition With a Twist
Miniature wedding cakes:
Include a miniature tiered wedding cakes as the wedding reception
centerpiece at each table. The bonus: they double as dessert.
You may even be able to avoid the caterer's cake-cutting fee
Wrapped favor formation:
Build your wedding reception centerpieces out of your guests'
party favors. Take Jordan Almonds, candles, chocolates, or
the small gift of your choice and wrap them in individual
gift boxes tied with ribbon. Stack the boxes in a pyramid
at the center of each table and voila - you have your wedding
reception centerpiece and parting gifts in one!
Wedding cake favors:
This can also serve as both wedding centerpiece and parting
gift. Stack two or three cake stands in the center of each
table (If you don't want to purchase the stands, ask your
caterer to provide them). Wrap a small gift such as Jordan
Almonds for each guest in tulle and tie with long satin ribbons.
Arrange the favors on the cake stands with the ribbons hanging
down to mimic the look of a tiered wedding cake. Find more
Wedding Favor Ideas.
Potted orchids: Potted
orchids are a gorgeous and exotic choice for your wedding
centerpiece. Potted tulips or bouquets of sunflowers offer
even more affordable options. If you live in or near a major
metropolitan area, you may be able to buy these at a discount
from a wholesale florist supplier.
Instructions for newlyweds:
Take either a glass or silver bowl as your wedding reception
centerpiece and fill it with pencils or pens labeled with
the bride and groom's name and wedding date. At each place
setting, include decorative paper and instructions to write
words of advice to the newlyweds.
Favorite love poems: Have
a professional calligraphy artist create your wedding reception
centerpieces out of parchment paper inscribed with your favorite
love poems. At each place setting, include specialty pens
and decorative paper with instructions for guests to write
their own. Sweet and romantic.
Got a unique or cost effective wedding centerpiece idea to
share? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.