Planning a wedding is all about the details. Here are some thoughts on the centerpiece to help you deal with at least one of the many decisions that will arise.
When you have a wedding and your guests are seated during the reception it is a good idea to have a centerpiece. This will add an elegance and style that your guests will either be excited to talk about or ready to diminish.
Flowers and floating candles in a bowl are a popular idea for centerpieces. They are fairly inexpensive, easy to put together and provide an elegant look if done correctly. The flowers and color of the candles are dependent on your wedding theme and should match them accordingly. While candles with certain scents may seem a good idea, it is important to make sure the scents are not strong. You will have more than a few burning, so you do not want the collective effect to be overpowering like standing in a elevator with someone wearing to much cologne or perfume.
Another solution is to replace the flowers with fruit. Fruit usually will last for the necessary time and is a unique presentation. As with the flower-candle combination, you need to be careful about the scents. Candles and fruit should have a similar scent theme as conflicting scents can become a bit repulsive.
When it comes to centerpieces, you are really only limited by your imagination and bank account. If money is no object, you can have small ice sculptures created for each table. These are typically done in theme with a larger version that is used as an overall centerpiece for the reception. The specific sculpture is dependent entirely on your wedding theme and tastes. It is, after all, your wedding so have fun with it!
As you can see, the centerpiece is one of those wedding details that is not constrained by tradition. This is where you can stamp your theme on the ceremony, so don't hesitate to do so.