As I’m helping brides decide how to best allocate their floral budget, I advise them to really stop and think about their guests. Where will they spend the majority of their time? Where will their eyes be focused most?
The ceremony is obviously extremely important – you have 200, 300, or even 500 people all seated there in rows for half an hour or more waiting… they need something really gorgeous and interesting to look at – something that sets the tone for the whole celebration.
Another very important place from the guest’s perspective is the dinner table. Your guests will be seated looking at your centerpiece for 4-5 hours, so that’s extremely important.
You want your guests to know that you really thought about what their experience at your wedding would be like, and you planned for their time to be very special.
That way you can look back at your wedding day as being your biggest gift to each person that’s special in your life.