5 Unique Floral Centerpiece Designs

By Michelle Ecker on March 17th, 2016

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5 Unique Floral Centerpiece Designs

In modern wedding planning, originality is something many couples aspire to achieve but often struggle to conceptualize on their own. An effort to stand out is an important one in solidifying the personalization and specialness of a pair’s big day. Luckily, making small changes can go a long way in doing so. If you’re working with a bride and groom who are seemingly stuck on this challenge, here are 5 fun floral options you could suggest as a way to get them started with more comprehensive creativity:

1. Floral garland- Have you ever considered displaying florals as long drapings rather than gathered bouquets? If the interior venue allows for it, one interesting display option could be to hang greenery in a ceiling drape along overhead support beams. If you don’t have the space to accommodate that style, said garland could be utilized similarly as a runner along dinner or buffet tables instead.

2. Backdrop- Planning a photo booth at the reception? Try using florals and greenery to create an interesting backdrop option in lieu of a traditional box-style photo booth.

3. Hang Them Up- Again, if you’re looking to avoid the customary bouquet-in-vase style in favor of something a bit more edgy, try hanging your arrangements as pomanders or in baskets instead. This can also help with the logistical motion of the event as it offers up free space on tables.

4. Add Unlikely Accents- Depending on the wedding’s theme, you could try incorporating some interesting add-ons into an otherwise plain floral pairing. Is the wedding being held at a country club on the marsh? Consider adding some cattails into the greenery as a festive corresponding touch. Will the wedding take place sometime mid-fall? Think acorns, corn stalks or bright green vines.

5. Use pots- If the wedding has a more casual feel to it, try displaying your centerpieces in traditional clay pots rather than in glassware or vases. This simple touch adds some earthy character and ease, carrying that underlying laidback theme throughout all elements of the décor.

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