Customers come in Fly Me To The Moon Florists with questions about floral centerpieces all the time.
Some know exactly what they want and just order them.
Others want to make their own, but have questions.
And still others just don't know where to begin.
Floral Centerpiece Secrets is a 5 part series that I hope will answer basic questions you have about making or ordering floral arrangements.
I might not cover every single thing you'd like to know about floral centerpieces. But if I leave out something you've been dying to know, just leave a comment and I'll address it in a future post.
Here's what the "Floral Centerpiece Secrets" Series will cover:
Part 1: Matching The Arrangement to the Table
Part 2: Selecting The Right Height e
Part 3: How To Choose Your Flowers
Part 4: How To Pick Your Colors
Part 5: Elegant and Affordable Arrangement Ideas
Part 1: Matching The Flower Arrangement To The Table
Centerpieces look great when they're the right size and shape for the table. Too small and you'll look like you ran out of money for flowers.
Way too big and you'll look like you're trying too hard to impress. Unless of course you're having a mega special event.
Rather than give you specific proportions, I'd like to help you train your eye to see.the size the flower centerpiece must be to give the table a balanced look.
Choosing the right size floral centerpiece is all about presence. Does the flower arrangement make a statement on the table? Or is it just a dinky bunch of flowers that look like an afterthought.
Please note that my suggestions, in this series, assume that the centerpieces are being used on tables where people will be sitting:
Tips for Round and Square Tables
- Choose a centerpiece that looks great from all sides. The flower arrangement must be round. Not flat with nothing but foliage on one side..
- Use a round or cube shaped vase so that the flowers mimick the shape of the table. Both of these shapes work with both kinds of tables.
Tips for Oval or Rectangular Tables
- Oval and rectangular tables look best when they have long arrangements. It can be a series of smaller ones or one long one.
- The floral centerpiece doesn't have to be as long as the table. But people at either ends of the table should be able to see it.
- Long table arangements should be at least 12" or more inches in length.
So those are the basics for matching your floral arrangements with your tables.
Part 2 of this series will cover how to choose the correct height for your centerpieces.
What else would you like to know about floral centerpiece shapes and tables?