This week, I wanted to take a quick detour into wedding centerpieces. They are one of the most commonly requested items from couples, but they vary so widely in style and price! Couples are often surprised when I ask them what kind of wedding centerpieces they are looking for. And they are even more surprised when I talk through all of the various options available! So this week, I wanted to talk about styles of wedding centerpieces and some key tips for thinking about what you want.
When thinking about centerpieces, you want to make sure that they will be low or high, but never in between. Your centerpieces should never block guests' ability to hold a conversation across the table! A good florist will have experience creating the perfect height for arrangements so that conversation can still flow freely.
In general, we separate wedding centerpieces into two types: low centerpieces and high (or "elevated") centerpieces. Low wedding centerpieces include compotes (vases that look a bit like bowls), garlands, and bud vases. Elevated wedding centerpieces include things like clear, tall vases, metal stands, or even hanging floral installations. And there are many variations on all of these options, which is why pricing can vary dramatically. In general, elevated wedding centerpieces are going to be more expensive than low wedding centerpieces. But even within one type of centerpiece, there can be a huge range depending on the materials and labor needed. For example, doing bud vases full of premium garden roses is much different than doing bud vases full of local sunflowers!
This week, I'm sharing an illustrated guide with each of these types of centerpieces. You can use this guide to look at your inspiration photos and identify what kinds of centerpieces you like. Later on, this will be really helpful when you're articulating your vision to a florist!
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Next week, we will move on in our floral journey to talk about setting a budget! I alluded to it this week, but there are tons of floral options out there, with varying price points. Most couples don't know what a reasonable budget for flowers looks like, or why wedding flowers are expensive. So we'll start demystifying all of that soon!
In the meantime, if you have other questions you would like to see answered, please leave a comment below! And whenever you are ready to talk about your wedding, you can read about our approach to weddings and book a consultation here!