February 11th 2021

Let's Talk Centerpieces

Determining Quantities

Determining the number of centerpieces you'll need can be tricky. Here is some info to help you get started.

1. Confirm with your venue or rental company the size of the tables you'll be using and how many chairs they seat. As a rule of thumb, standard 60" round tables seat 8 people, and rectangular 8' tables seat 8-10 people (4 on each side and 1 on each open end).

2. Make a conservative estimate on how many guests will attend. Start with the number of people you are inviting, reduce that number by 15-25% (keeping in mind factors like travel requirements and the school calendar).  

3. Head table or sweetheart? It is most common to choose a different decoration design for these tables from your standard guest tables. This will likely impact your overall guest table centerpiece count. If you chose to sit just the two of you, your guest count is good as estimated. If you’re seating your bridal party with you at a long head table, decide whether or not you’ll also include their plus ones. Further reduce your table center count by the number of people you’re seating with you at the head table.  

4. Pare things back a little more. Reduce the count by another 10-20% to avoid ordering more than you need. Start your order at the bare minimum. You should keep a note for yourself that your final balance may be higher than your deposit, but ultimately, this approach will prevent you from buying more than you need.

5. Once your RSVPs come in, add more centerpieces to your order. You have until 1 month before your wedding date to make additions and updates to your order.

Tip: If you want table garland for your long tables, keep in mind if someone will be seated at either end. We make garland in custom lengths based on your specific needs.

Deciding Which Style is Right for You

Below are examples of the centerpiece options we offer. Consider the theme & style of your event, is it more rustic or upscale? Minimal or lush? We are happy to discuss more in our consultation!

Medium Arrangements
Medium arrangements are available in wood or ceramic. They fit nicely in the middle of an 8' round table.

Elegant Footed Compotes
Our footed compotes are available in white ceramic (as rentals) or gold. We can also discuss metal or glass containers during our consultation. They fit well in the middle of an 8' round table.

Low-Round Centerpiece
Our low-round centerpieces are made in discrete trays and sit low on the table. Great for the center of round tables (made in a round shape) or lined down a rectangular table (made in a elongated shape)

Cluster of Blooms
Cluster of blooms and foliage are table top pieces to sit beside non-floral decor like a lantern or table number. You can choose one for a minimalist flourish, or three for a lush, full presentation on a round table or dot them down the length of a long, rectangular table.

Garland & Foliage Wreaths
Garland can be a nice way to fill the length of a long, rectangular table. Foliage wreaths fit well on round tables with candles or other non-floral decor in the center.

Other Vessels
We offer bud vases, 6" cylinders, and other various vessels that can work as centerpieces. These can line a long table or be clustered together in the center of a round table.