Weddings are BIG events – even if you only have 100 guests – when else do you have 100 of your closest friends & family all in one cavernous room with 50 foot ceilings? And all looking forward to the same focal point?
Take a floral arrangement that looks HUGE at home on your dining room table, put it up at the front of the ceremony space & stand 15 rows back – that same arrangement looks, well… sad.
The scale of your floral arrangements should “fit” with the formality of the event, and the size of the event space.
Your guests will all be seated in rows for half an hour or more, looking forward, waiting… they need something really GORGEOUS to look at.
And these arrangements will add color & texture to all your wedding photos, for you to enjoy for years to come.
One of my pet peeves about the floral industry is the tendency of florists to try & economize by putting a small centerpiece in the middle of a HUGE 60″ round table.
“We can make it look bigger with candles, and maybe some petals.”
Well, no, you can’t. A small centerpiece with candles added is still a small centerpiece.
A 60″ round table is larger than many brides realize – I have a 60″ round table setup in my consultation space for this reason. A centerpiece that is under scale for the table you put it on is just sad. A mason jar with a hydrangea in it, or a bud vase – I’m just not a fan.
Your guests will spend a significant part of the evening at their table looking at your centerpiece, and they deserve something gorgeous and WOW to look at.
Not to mention your wedding photos – the photographer typically takes photos of the guests at each table because it’s an easy way to make sure you have a photo of everyone at your wedding. So you will have these centerpieces forever – don’t skimp!
For a wedding, floral arrangements have got to be WAY, way bigger than you think they do to generate that WOW moment when your guests enter the room.