Post # 1
Here are some details about the wedding:
August – Morning Courtyard Ceremony, Lunch immedidately following in a small reception room with white linens on long tables. The room itself has it’s own decorations so really all I want to do is add some nice centerpieces to the tables. I had no idea long tables were so hard to decorate!
Our colors are mainly orange with hints of green/white/grey here and there because there is some foliage in the venue we are trying to play off of and the orange pops against the green… all orange seems to be too much?
Here is where I need your help:
Do you think it’s odd that the centerpieces wont exactly match the bridal bouquet? Since it’s a lunch I think using the same flowers from my bridal bouquet might make it more formal looking while the other flowers give a more fun casual vibe for lunch?
Do you prefer 3 solid centerpieces alternating around the room? or 3 of the same multicolored centerpieces?
Or is this completely disgusting and in which case i need you help!
Here is my planned bridal bouquet. On the day of it will have less green maybe and be more put together. these were all mock ups we worked on together:
Here is the 3 solid types of centerpieces (slightly blurry, sorry):
and here is the multi one:
Post # 3
First of all, you’re not crazy! Yay! 🙂
Secondly, bridal bouquets usually don’t match the reception decor exactly, so you’re fine, there!
And I personally like the idea of three multicolored centerpieces. Good luck deciding on everything!
Post # 4
I think the alternating would be exciting!
Post # 5
I don’t think the centerpieces need to match the bouquet exactly. I think the grouped single flowers is refreshing, but I really like the mixed look. What if you did mixed on some tables, and then smaller trios of the individual flower groups on other tables? That would bridge all the flowers together. Your mockups are really cute!
Post # 6
i think the alternating would look great!
Post # 7
@jo.lee: Thank you! I’ve never done flowers before and neither did the fiance so we were kind of sitting there staring at each other wondering if we were doing it right. The mock ups the florist did originally wasnt what we wanted and so we took them apart and created our own. I’m really glad to hear that the bouquet normally doesnt match reception!
@jen24au: Thank you! I’m trying to figure out whether it would work or be too simple? or enough? Who knew flowers were so much work!
@Amaryllis: Thank you! THis was our first attempt to really create a bouquet of any kind so we were trying to make it look decent. Hmmm that’s actually an iteresting idea to alternate the tables with mixed and non-mixed but I”m worried that it might be too busy looking? If that makes sense? Our reception is only about 7 tables so somewhat small.
Post # 8
I don’t plan on matching my bouquet with the centerpieces – so I don’t think it’s odd at all 🙂
I like the PP’s idea to alternate tables with the single multicolor centerpiece and a trio of smaller single colored groupings!
Post # 9
@thesejoys: Hmmm Do you think it would work for long tables though? One big center might make it look off balanced if all the smaller ones were too distinct? Or is that just me? If it were round tables it would be so much easier to just have one main centerpiece.