Wedding reception flower arrangements are creative extensions of your theme and color palette. While the flower arrangements can provide a focal point for your reception or be a simple statement, they are a great opportunity to be creative and original. Gathering some ideas about the style, types of flowers and design can be helpful to consider prior to heading to your floral designer.

What Flower Arrangements

During the planning stages of your floral design, there are several additional arrangements that should be considered. Along with your floral designer, you should consider creating a floral arrangement for the cake table, head table, guest sign in table, seating arrangement card table and potentially the gift table as well as table centerpieces. The design of the reception location may also warrant additional arrangements, such as the entry to the reception area, around the dance floor or along a buffet table.

Flower arrangements originally created for the wedding service can potentially be re-used for the reception. However, you will want to verify ahead of time the expectations of your wedding service locations. Many churches anticipate that the flowers will remain for weekend services so be sure to check ahead of time.

Creative Reception Flower Arrangements

The focus of the floral design for a wedding traditionally revolves around bouquets, boutonnieres and flowers for the wedding site. Wedding reception flower arrangements are a great opportunity to add a personal and customized touch to your reception site by choosing a design that reflects a wedding theme or the personalities of the pride and groom. Wedding reception flower arrangements can set the tone of a reception, adding anything from a romantic ambiance to playful whimsy.

Wedding reception flower arrangements do not necessarily have to be composed of strictly flowers. Floral designers typically have colorful accents for your arrangements such as artificial fruit coated with shimmering glitter or decorative ornaments that coordinate with your color palette. Candles are another option for your flower arrangements.

The use of baskets, vases, bowls and decorative containers are all additional required selections during the floral design process of wedding planning. Floral designers also typically have a wide range of stands and structural components to create wedding reception flower arrangements. It will be important to consider whether you want an arrangement that is raised off the table to allow guests to easily see and speak with each other, one that is low to the table or one that is entirely artistic as well as large enough to be a focal point for the room.

Using Artificial or Real Flowers

These days it is often difficult to tell whether a flower is silk or natural. For brides interested in creating the majority of their arrangements, artificial flowers provide the opportunity to create wedding reception flower arrangements ahead of time. While a very efficient and crafty bride may be able to pull off creating the arrangements with live flowers prior to the event date, it would be far more difficult and consuming during a time that should be spent celebrating.

Wedding reception flower arrangements provide a great opportunity to show some creativity and personality. The ability to set the tone for a reception with unique and beautiful arrangements should not be overlooked during the planning process. Designing unique flower arrangements will create a memorable evening for you as well as your guests.