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Wedding Series: TableTop Décor

I have been getting great feedback from you all about the wedding series. Now that the holidays are over, I thought I would continue the series with Décor. Now that you have your planner in the bag, your caterer set and your space in place, we will start to get down to details.
If you happen to be one of those individuals who will be going with a catering hall that provides everything, than, your job is easy. You will not have to worry too much. However, if you are like me and love to create unique events, then you will definitely appreciate this article. Today’s focus will be on tabletop décor. Looking for ideas for a great centerpiece? This article is for you.
Flowers
Yes, Flowers are beautiful! And since flower vendors know how much we love and appreciate these beauties, they sure charge us for them. Calla Lilies are the ultimate wedding flowers. They are beautiful, unique and well, expensive. Each flower can cost you anywhere from $4 to $6 per flower depending on season and location. These flowers are so versatile and gorgeous that they can be used at all stages of your wedding. They make amazing bride bouquets, but also serve great as cake decoration or centerpieces. They come in a variety of colors.

Not a fan of calla lilies, orchids also make beautiful wedding flowers. They are great for summer, fall or winter. There is something so romantic and cheerful about orchids.

Recent trend in the wedding décor business has been combining flowers and herbs such as mints, and various greens as part of the bouquet. This adds a nice warm and earthy feel to most events. Try it!
Roses and Herb Bouquet

And of course, you know you can’t ever go wrong with roses. Use them in small vases as centerpieces. Use the petals to decorate tabletops, or simply use them to line archways. Roses are beautiful and classic.

Not a Flower Person
If you are like me, flowers are not necessarily the end of all, be all, décor prop. So where does one turn to, when they want to step out of the flower box?

Candles remain my all time décor favorite item. I love them. With candles you can create any mood. Whether you are looking for something lavish, intimate or warm, candles can help you set the tone. Floating candles are elegant and dare I say it: affordable! With candles, mirrors, and some lose flowers, the sky is the limit with the number of looks you can create.
Check out these candle centerpieces.

Now, candles are cheaper than flowers, but by the time you add the bowl, mirror, and pedals, things can still add up. Want to keep it even more budget friendly? How about a Fruit centerpiece. Fresh fruits, especially citrus add a really unique and fresh look to tables. Try these ideas up for size.

Basically anything can serve as décor for your centerpieces. It’s a matter of being creative. Try to think outside the box. Do you love lanterns, you can find great mini lanterns at craft stores. Perhaps you like bird cages, or cards? Make something creative and fun. Wine bottles may also be wrapped in fabric or colorful paper and serve as a very budget friendly décor solution.

Nadege Fleurimond is the owner & business manager of Fleurimond Catering, Inc., an off-premise catering firm serving the NY/NJ/CT/MA areas. She is also the author of a Taste of Life: A Culinary Memoir, a humorous and heart warming compilation of recipes and funny anecdotes. (http://www.nadegefleurimond.com)
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Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
May. 05, 2012

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