Decorating the wedding reception center for your big day requires making many decisions and choices. Eye-catching table centerpieces are essential, as they reflect your wedding theme and help create a memorable event for your guests and wedding party.

Choosing the right centerpieces for your special celebration can be a challenge, especially when you’re trying to stick to a budget. Fortunately, our wedding planning experts have some helpful tips to make decorating your wedding reception tables easier.

Determine Your Budget

Before choosing your reception centerpieces, you must first consider your budget. Using your guest list, figure out how many tables will be needed to seat everyone invited to your wedding reception. Once you have a count, divide that number into your centerpiece budget to determine how much money you can spend on each table decoration.

Be Smart About Size

You want your guests to be comfortable but they won’t be if they must crane their necks to have a conversation or fight for space on the table. Steer clear of reception centerpieces that take up too much table space or obstruct anyone’s view.

Avoid Strong Scents

If you’re thinking about using fresh flowers as centerpieces, you’ll want to avoid varieties that are strongly-scented, such as gardenias, peonies, stargazer lilies, garden roses and eucalyptus. When guests are trying to enjoy the reception buffet, a strong floral aroma can be off-putting. Some of your guests may even be allergic to some flower varieties.

Flowers with little to no fragrance, like hydrangeas, snapdragons, calla lilies or ranunculus, are a better choice for centerpieces.

Keep Stability in Mind

Chances are, at least one of your wedding guests will end up bumping into a table during the reception. If that happens, you don’t want the centerpiece to come crashing over. If your event is outside, you also have the wind to consider.

Make sure your reception centerpieces are bottom-heavy and sturdy enough to remain in place for the entire reception.

Make Sure to Check with Your Wedding Reception Center

Before making a final decision on table decorations, talk to the wedding consultants at your wedding reception center. Some venues have restrictions on reception centerpieces, so get approval before making any purchases. The last thing you want is to find out that the décor you spent money on isn’t allowed.

If you are hesitant to spend money on centerpieces for your wedding, you could select a reception venue that makes these decorations available for your use. Some venues will include the use of their décor in the price of your booking.

In fact, Aspen Landing has more than a dozen different styles of high-quality, professional centerpieces you can choose from, all included in our reception rates. When you book your event at Aspen Landing, the services of an experienced consultant are included. So, no need to stress out about choosing the perfect centerpieces. You can choose one of ours or, if you prefer to use your own, we’re more than happy to offer advice on table decorations.

Aspen Landing is northern Utah’s most affordable luxury wedding facility, featuring gorgeous indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions. Visit our website to take a virtual tour, or contact us today and schedule an appointment to tour our Taylorsville wedding reception center in person.

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