Wedding centerpieces decorate the tables and add interest and class to a wonderful wedding reception. This is a time to celebrate friendship and fellowship with family you haven’t seen in years. Using a tall centerpiece may put the focus above the conversation line and prevent an obstruction between your guests. Here are some ideas:
Use a tall vase, at least a foot high. Don’t clutter the table with bushy flowers or candles; place your décor at the top of the vase. Use twigs, branches, flowers, seashells, stones, or any number of things to decorate your vase. Consider submerging your décor in water inside the vase for a unique look. Add glitter to the water for some shine.
If you can’t find a vase that pleases you, try a pedestal. You could use a pedestal that is meant for a cake, or you could create your own pedestal using a plastic tube or even PVC pipe. Just paint it or cover it with fabric, and add your decoration. If you need some visual interest on the table, try placing a smattering of flower petals or short tea light candles on the top of the table. A thin pedestal can hold a variety of containers.
Be creative and use something out of the ordinary. Try using tall martini glasses or hurricane globes. Fill them with fruit, lace, or other decor. Coordinate your centerpiece with your wedding colors or theme.
Try using copper wire. Curl and spiral it to hold pictures, thank you notes, or feathers.
Thin vases and containers allow guests to socialize without looking around something. Also consider if you will have small children at a table who might mess with a fancy arrangement. Simple is better sometimes. Use a thin twig or small spattering of flowers to keep it simple.
Discuss your ideas with your wedding coordinator. Shopping for just the right tall wedding centerpieces is easy. There are many websites that allow you to bulk order vases and other items at a fair price. Whatever you choose, enjoy your day, and if you’re too stressed, just leave the decorating to the professionals.