Inspiration Series… Centrepieces

There is a centrepiece for every budget, whether it’s homemade or supplied, rustic or elegant, subtle or extravagant, one thing remains constant; your centrepiece deserves to be as unique as each of you.

unique colourful centrepieces in the Castle Barn at Wasing Park

Your choice of centrepiece can help to set the perfect tone and even be a conversation starter, but where do you begin?

Foliage, pastels, bold colours, rose gold and black accents are all trending for 2019, a glance on Pinterest will show you thousands of ways that you can make your centrepieces stand out. From keeping it simple to creating a story, you won’t be short of ideas.

pastel colour wedding centrepiece at Wasing Park, exclusive use venue in Berkshire

foliage wedding centrepiece at Wasing Park, exclusive use venue in Berkshire

Working with your venue

Go along to an open day at your chosen venue and see how they’ve set the room. During an open day your venue will likely have preferred suppliers on hand, have a chat with them and ask them for their thoughts, maybe even ask them what has and hasn’t worked previously. They understand the layout of the space and all of the various “do’s and don’ts” that can come with it. Don’t forget to check out their social media pages for inspiration too.

Colour scheme

Work with what you already have. What colour are your bridesmaids going to be in? You don’t have to match the colour as sometimes a complimentary colour can work better. Match a bold colour with a metallic for example, sage and gold, blush and copper or black and silver.

metallic wedding centrepiece at Wasing Park, exclusive use venue in Berkshire

Table Themes and props

An ever growing trend is to give each table a theme. Popular culture themes such as Harry Potter or sports teams are a fun way of creating conversation. You can look at props such as books, movie paraphernalia and more. ‘Us at age…’ table displays are a really cute way of adding some family history to the day, just pick a different age for each table and include a picture of the two of you at that age (or thereabouts!). Always popular is a travel theme, each table is a different destination which is relevant to both or either of you. You get to have a lot of fun with the seating plan display too!


Flowers are traditional and come in every colour imaginable, but you’re not limited to them. Lanterns, candles, fairy lights and balloon displays are all alternatives to the traditional.


Do you want something flowing across your table or something tall and elegant? Don’t forget that your centrepiece should never be so tall that your guests can’t see each other. The highest point of the centrepiece should be below eye level, except if you are looking for a lofty centrepiece. In that case, the base of the centrepiece should be above eye level and you should consider using a thin or clear pedestal.

You could also use several arrangements together. Use collections of candles, or floral arrangements, in different sizes and shapes of containers. This can draw attention to the place settings without taking up too much space or blocking anyone’s view.

If you’re ready to start gathering your ideas then take a look at our Pinterest page.







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