3 Minute Details That Can Make Or Break Your Wedding’s Centerpieces

The centerpieces at your wedding are like haiku poems in that you have the opportunity to make a big impact with only a little bit of room to work with. That said, the devil is truly in the details, and in order to make sure that your guests remember this small but important detail about your wedding, you’ll need to pay some extra attention to the little things. Here are three seemingly tiny details that can make a big difference when designing the centerpieces for your wedding. 


When considering how best to adorn your tables, less is very often more, especially if you’re thinking of adding some motion to your centerpiece. Latex balloons can get very “3rd Grade Birthday Party” very quickly, but foil balloons can look a bit more mature at a casual event. Small foil streamers or a perimeter of flashy garland can add some visual interest without going overboard, as well. For more formal events, making the full champagne flutes a part of the centerpiece is an easy and functional way to add some subtle, classy motion to the centerpiece. 

Live vs. Fake Flowers

The debate over live or plastic flowers has been raging since the days before plastics were even commonplace, and likely long before that with silk and fabric flowers. There are many reasons to swing one way or the other, so your decision will rely on many factors. While one of the more common reasons for picking faux flowers is cost, the reality is that high-quality fake flowers can be more expensive than live in-season flowers. Another thing to keep in mind is the season, which can greatly affect the cost and availability of your flowers, but there are several guides available to help you plan your flower selection around the changing seasons.

However, if allergies are your concern, then going for some mid-grade (rayon or polyester fabric) flowers will quell any hesitations regarding a potential sneezing fit. Another factor is whether or not you’ll want your guests to keep their centerpieces, in which case you’ll want to have enough inorganic material to make an attractive centerpiece even after a set of real flowers is gone. 

The Vase/Glass

Many centerpieces have some kind of glass fixture to tie the whole thing together, and since they’re such an integral part of a centerpiece, getting this detail right is crucial. A common idea for separating your centerpieces from the pack is having patterned glass. Flat glass can look a little plastic-like, but glass with a wave pattern or glass that’s frosted over will give it some depth and visual interest. Look for glass vase wholesale to save money.