Wedding Centrepieces: 4 Important Things to Consider

by Robert Canning on September 10, 2021

Most couples' wedding preparations revolve around the reception. There are so many elements to think about—there's the meal, seating layout, music, and wedding cake. The decorations and, with them, your wedding centrepieces, take perhaps the greatest thought.

In the reception, wedding flower centrepieces are a huge part of the decor, providing a focal point for each table. As such, having innovative and appealing centrepieces is definitely beneficial, even if they take careful planning to keep within your floral budget.

Here are some things to consider in planning for wedding centrepieces:

Calculate the Number of Centrepieces You Need

Your budget will dictate the flowers you buy and how many you use in each centrepiece. Calculating your floral budget is as simple as adding up the number of tables at your reception. You also need to examine the tables' form and size. Will you use a single floral centrepiece, or will bigger tables require multiple arrangements?

Of course, it's totally up to you how much of your money you want to spend on flowers. Using fewer tables that seat more guests allows you to spend less on floral centrepieces and focus on the quality of other wedding elements. For maximum efficiency, use seasonal flowers rather than expensive and imported ones. Consider dahlias or roses for an autumn wedding or freesias or lilacs for a spring wedding.

Consider Colours Carefully 

Choosing the appropriate colours is as important as selecting flowers in season. Contrasts might seem harsh and undercut your preferred aesthetic. If your wedding has a unique theme or colour palette, your centrepieces must match.

You must also consider the illumination. If it's going to be dark, you'll need brighter plants to make up for it. Include candles if you like. Brightly coloured flowers as accents rather than primary components of your wedding centrepieces are best for weddings in the sun or strong lighting.

Think About the Design and Arrangement 

The main sitting area of your event should have a consistent centrepiece style. You may create a tiered look by placing several bouquets or arrangements throughout the venue or an ombre effect by using dark colours on the outer ring of the arrangement and lighter ones inside. 

You may also mix and match colours, flowers, and designs, but keep in mind that everything must be harmonised. If you're stuck, ask your local florist for help. 

Consider the Needs of Your Guests

Last but not least, consider your guests. Don't choose flowers with a strong aroma since they will mingle with the smell of the meal. Opt for flowers with a low pollen count, just in case any of your visitors have allergies that you are unaware of. 

You must also provide adequate room for your visitors to move about. Creating an intricate floral centrepiece will make for elegant photos, but making it overly unwieldy may result in it taking up too much space on your tables and causing your visitors to feel crowded. A more reasonable strategy would be to use simple blossoms for your wedding centrepieces rather than overcrowding them with foliage and stems of varying lengths.


Beautiful floral centrepieces will serve as the main point of your wedding reception tables, ensuring that they are absolutely gorgeous. Wedding floral centrepieces set the tone for the rest of your reception's decor, so choose carefully.  Your choices should capture guests’ attention and serve to tie all flower arrangements together, regardless of their design or placement.

At Upscale and Posh, we have a long history of providing outstanding service and customer satisfaction, and you can be confident that your flower centrepieces will be perfectly fresh and wonderful on the big day. We are a British family-owned 5-star affordable flower delivery business that has been providing outstanding service since 2002. Give us a call right away so that we can assist you in creating a stunning design!


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