Effective centrepieces on the tables at your wedding reception can completely tie together the style and theme of your wedding. Whether you want centrepieces that are traditional or more quirky, here are some of out favourite ideas.
Typically couples opt for arrays of flower bouquets for their centrepieces. Ensure your flower centrepieces use the same or some of the same flower to your bridal and bridesmaids bouquet to keep the style cohesive. For an extra touch of detail, use vases that fit with your style and theme. For a summer wedding, take a look at our Seasonal Summer Flower Guide.
If you are on a budget, greenery can create the impact as flowers but for a lot less money. For a rustic wedding, opt for balls of moss surrounded in leaves.
Candles are a great way to create a romantic atmosphere. For added drama, use a variety of candles at different heights and widths. Or, you may want to opt for floating tea light candles in glass bowls of water.
Having a candelabra as your centrepiece can add a large level of elegance as well as romance to your wedding. For added sophistication, opt for gold candles and drape the candelabra with diamonds.
Similar to candles, lanterns are a great way to create a romantic atmosphere and can add a great quirky element of style to your wedding – the perfect option for a rustic style wedding.
Branches and twigs can be accessorised to suit many different wedding styles. For a more glamorous wedding, use silver or gold painted twigs and drape them with strings of diamonds. For something more rustic, lie branches horizontally down the table and add accents of flowers.
Tea cups and a teapots make a great addition to a vintage styled wedding. Have them act as vases by putting short flowers in them. You may want to keep these flowers simple to ensure you don’t take away from the charm of the tea cups and teapots.
Shy away from the traditional dessert course and opt for a dessert centrepiece on each table. You may want vases of pinwheel lollipops that coordinate with your colour theme, a tower of cup cakes, vases just full of candy, or even different flavoured cakes for each table.
Make your reception more fun and carefree by having a different game on each table as the centrepiece. Jenga, Connect Four and Chess are all great game options.