Styling the Wedding Reception

Today we will talk about the wedding reception's floral needs. I'm a firm believer that when dealing with the floral budget, put more towards the reception because your guests will be at that location for 4-6 hours verses your ceremony location for 1-2 hours.


For your reception decor, consider the following to enhance the space:

Small Cocktail table arrangements

Escort Card table arrangement

Head or Sweetheart table arrangements (but you can cut costs in this department by using the bridal bouquets as decor)

Guest Book table arrangement, if it's not placed on the escort card table

Guest table centerpieces, possibly varying in height and size to create dimension in the venue space

Wedding cake and table florals

Gift table floral

Buffet/Catering table arrangements

Floral buds for the Catering Trays

Bar arrangement

Restroom arrangements


One important note when selecting the guest table centerpieces, make sure to arrangement does not distort the guests conversation by being too large or by not using transparent vessels.


Until next time...WEDologize!

(photo credits: Rush Productions and Carasco Photography)

Desiree Dent