Flowers are often the main source of decoration at the reception. The bride and groom should meet the florist and talk through the theme and style of their wedding, along with budgetary constraints.
Keeping it simple and not using too many different types of flowers often achieves the most sophisticated results. Using just one type of bloom, perhaps with a little greenery such as ivy, maintains a strong theme throughout the reception venue ad is an economical option.
Arrangements should be placed where they will be most prominent: along walkways; at the corners of the room or marquee; on the bar or cake table.
If the venue is very large and space needs filling, architectural plants in large urns are an option. Specialist hire companies will also be able to supply small trees and branches. Larger plants will have a dramatic impact, especially when they are lit by an up-lighter or a pin-spot.
Large flower balls suspended from the ceiling are eye-catching space-fillers. Flowers and greenery can be wired together to form a swag; these floral garlands can be used to frame doorways, windows and archways.
Pew-end flower arrangements from the ceremony venue should be brought to the reception and put on the back of the bridal party's chairs by an usher. So long as the vicar/officiant is agreeable, one or two of the large floral arrangements can also be transported to the reception.