When you are thinking about the focal point of your tables, ask yourself…
What’s my budget?
Remember: it’s ONE centerpiece multiplied by the number of tables needed (including a check-in table, gift table etc.). Decide what your budget is and divide by the number of tables to see how much you can spend per table.
What size tables?
- A smaller table needs a smaller centerpiece, larger needs large
Round Tables: a round centerpiece works best as it needs to look good from all angles
Rectangular Tables: based on the size of the table, a long centerpiece with bouquets of varying heights
If you have more than 10 tables you could definitely pull off varying heights of centerpieces.
For a dimly lit room, consider adding battery operated candles. For real candles, many venues require that you obtain a fire permit from the local Fire Authority. There are many great options for battery operated candles. This will lend a soft, flattering light to the table (and the guests.
Let me tell you how much I absolutely LOVE this! Each centerpiece is illuminated by a “pin spot” of light (and it is hard to truly see where the light is coming from).
With larger events, be careful that the florals you select are not too aromatic. Pick florals that are hearty enough to withstand the climate of the venue.
Florals are not the only option:
- Ice Sculpture
- Potted Plants
…and, if this all seems too overwhelming, call me 🙂