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5 Quick Tips for Ordering the Perfect Thanksgiving Centerpiece This Year

Do you get confused when it comes to ordering flowers for your Holiday Table? Well, it's not hard and here
my 5 quick tips for Ordering the Perfect Holiday Centerpiece. Answer these simple questions and it will all fall together for you and don't forget to let your local florist help you!


  1. What is the shape of the table you will be using for Thanksgiving Dinner? Is is round, oval or rectangular? The shape of the table will give your florist some idea of what shape the centerpiece should be. If you have more than one table, remember to order a centerpiece appropriate for each table. 
  2. How many people will be seated at the table for Thanksgiving Dinner? The number of people to be seated gives your florist the overall size the table will be. If you have 10 people at a rectangular table, chances are you will have 4 on each side and 2 on the ends, making the table about 8-10 feet long (at least 2 feet per person). If the table is this size and you want a centerpiece that is in the correct scale to the table, you will probably need a centerpiece that is about 18-24" long but very narrow. If you do not want one large floral design in the center consider ordering 2 or 3 smaller ones that can be placed down the center of the table. See how this works?
  3. What is the color theme of the room the Thanksgiving Dinner is taking place in? Is it warm and cozy with rich fall tones? If so, all the fall jewel toned colors such as rich red, sunny yellow and vibrant orange accented with natural wheat or fall toned leaves would be elegant. Does the room have a modern color palate such as creams and white or shades of gray? In this case picking one strong color might be very striking for instance going from pale peach into rich vibrant orange with pops of silver accent foliage would be quite dramatic. Getting a clearer picture now? 
  4. What is the overall theme to the decor in the room where Thanksgiving Dinner is taking place? Is the room modern, traditional or country? Telling your florist this information allows them to suggest a style that matches the overall "feel" of the room. A centerpiece can include much more than fresh flowers such as wheat, leaves, gourds, mini pumpkins, magnolia leaves and event natural pods. These elements can help create a centerpiece that is custom made for this particular room. 
  5. Would you like candles in the centerpiece? Adding candles is a lovely way to add a warm glow to the table. If you don't already have pretty candles holders on your table, adding tapered or pillar candles to the floral centerpiece is a great option. Soon you'll be ordering holiday floral centerpieces like a pro! 
Well, there you have it. My 5 Quick Tips on Ordering the Perfect Floral Centerpiece for the Holiday. Call us at 609.520.2005 to order your centerpiece with us today! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 

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