Planning of holding a wedding buffet for your reception? Don’t worry if you’re out of ideas. Flowers are excellent choices! They’re not just fresh and lively, they also add a profusion of color and style wherever they’re placed! One author writes, “Flowers on the buffet table serve dual purposes. They’re for beauty and they can work as a budget-savvy trick.” Check online weddings sites and click on tabletop floral decors and you’ll see that floral arrangements and flowers displayed on a buffet table are indeed attention catchers. Floral arrangements placed on buffet table complement the space and add lushness and color that make it look like you have a much bigger, fuller buffet table than would appear if you had only a half dozen chafing dishes and a few platters set on a big, long table.
Adding elements of color and texture to a buffet table makes the food look more appetizing as well. Having a colorful and bountiful decor allows one to enjoy a royal treatment. Its not every day, one sees the same dishes spread on a flower-decorated table, right?
Dressing up your buffet table with flowers and foliage turn your budget-tight buffet into a festival of exciting dining experiences!
Florals Between Plates
Floral arrangements placed in the middle of a round table and between food platters imbue a lush-looking buffet table. Add foliage of greens to coordinate with the greenery of salads and garnishes. Display the platters and chafing dishes at least two feet apart from one another to make sure everything spreads out evenly. With floral arrangements placed around a buffet table, you only need a half or three fourths the amount of food to make your buffet table look awesome!
Florals as table centerpieces
Spruce up a large centerpiece for every buffet table. Opt for a two- to three-foot width as an eye-catching design accent that will maximize the space without too much dishes. Remember, however, that every centerpiece for each buffet table has to be color coordinated. So, if you want a red-themed wedding or you just want the look of all-natural reds, design a table centerpiece that will include red flowers.
Opting for color-coordinated buffet tables
When deciding upon the colors of the food, it’s best to discuss this with your caterer. According to Anthony Franco, an expert when it comes to catering and owner of Better Cater, a leading catering software firm, “When you think there’s gonna be a pink salmon, orange butternut square or cream rissoto, it’s going to be easier to come up with the best design for your wedding buffet table and choose the flowers which will complement and bring out the best in your arrangements.
Floral arrangement safety tips
• Make sure that your floral arrangements are sturdy enough not to easily get knocked down or fall off of the platter.
• Opt for glass vases or containers because they do a good job of keeping flowers and foliage safe from everyone’s reach and out of serving platters.
• Don’t ever use berries, especially if you don’t know what are they. They can be toxic.
• Discuss what are the safest types of floral arrangements for your wedding buffet table decorations.