Wedding Reception Centerpieces for Allergy Sufferers

You can still have fabulous wedding reception centerpieces and not upset any allergy sufferers attending your wedding. It is the pollen in fresh flowers that sets off people with hay fever and allergies.

There are plenty of wedding reception centerpiece ideas that don't require fresh flowers at all. The two main types of design are artificial flowers and non floral displays using other materials to create reception centerpieces. Have a look at our reception centerpiece ideas for some inspiration.

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Artificial flowers, more commonly known as silk or faux flowers have come on leaps and bounds in recent years. There are so realistic you'd be hard pushed to pick them out as silk flowers.

There is also more scope for creativity with silk flowers as are they aren't fragile like real flowers. You don't need to worry about them wilting if you wire heads to attach to the outside of a vase and you can bend the stems in all kinds of shapes to suit your design or create a really modern look. Great quality silk flowers will cost the same if not a little more than fresh flowers, but they last forever and you can use them around your house afterwards.

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Non floral designs can be made using all sorts of materials and props. They often work out cheaper than fresh flowers, so make a great budget alternative for wedding reception centerpieces. Ostrich feathers make great centerpieces splaying out of a tall vase, and you can get them in a variety of colors. If turquoise is your color scheme then go for peacock feathers in a lovely vibrant blue.

Candles make romantic centerpieces; floating candles look great in a group of varying height cylinder vases. A bouquet of choko flowers in a container, gives the same effect as flowers but they are made from crepe paper and each flower has a chocolate truffle inside. Branches and bundles of twigs can look very striking in a tall narrow vase; florists can get them in different colors including sparkly glittered branches. Try attaching different colors leaves, butterflies or crystal drops to the branches.

One idea for really different reception centerpieces is to use goldfish in a bowl or vase. This requires a little planning and preparation because you are dealing with live fish. You will need to look after them carefully before the wedding and plan where they can live afterwards. They make a great talking point at your reception tables.

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The Language of Flowers

You can use the 'language of flowers' to give a special meaning to your bouquet

Here are some of the most popular wedding flowers and their meanings...

  • Allium - good fortune
  • Aster - beginnings
  • Daisy - innocence
  • Freesia - calm
  • Gardenia - grace
  • Gypsophilia - everlasting love
  • Heather - passion
  • Lily - virtue
  • Orchid - delicate beauty
  • Red rose - passionate love
  • Tulip - hopeless love
  • White rose - purity

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    Hints and tips...

    For a bit of fun for the girls at your wedding, why not tie this cute poem to your bouquet before you throw it?

    "Congratulations Missy! You pushed your way up front. You caught the bride's bouquet. Good luck with your groom hunt!"

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