You spend months (sometimes years) planning the perfect wedding day, trying to think of every last detail.  From the perfect menu to beautifully curated florals, you’ve hit all the high points, but have you considered the lasting impression attention to design details can leave?  I’ve teamed up with Roots Floral Design to share easy wedding ideas to elevate your reception.

“I truly believe that flowers are one of the best and easiest ways to elevate your wedding.”


Kaytee from Roots Floral Design, a wedding florist in Cincinnati, shared that while she might be biased, “I truly believe that flowers are one of the best and easiest ways to elevate your wedding. Flowers bring color, texture, and an overall theme to your event. The best way to tie in your wedding colors will be through flowers. Flowers help fill in empty spaces (think about the center of your tables!) and can really bring to life a wedding venue.” 

As a flower-lover myself, I couldn’t agree more that flowers help elevate any space!  Centerpieces in general are a necessary aspect of your dinner table and are often a huge design statement piece for couples.  Suspend it, drape it, elevate it. 


Kaytee says, “Linens are another design element that can add color and texture to your wedding. Some may say that linens aren’t necessary to have for your wedding day, but I would have to disagree. I would say that linens are the one easy wedding idea that can completely alter a design and space.”

Your choice of table linens – a lot of times a quick decision for many couples – can completely transform the entire look of a tablescape.  I encourage you to give thought to your linen selection and don’t be afraid of color, texture or making a statement!  Even if you choose a few key tables, such as a head table and cake table, this easy design element can have a big impact.

Accent Décor

I completely agree with Kaytee about using accent décor to elevate your design!  She says, “One of my favorite arrangements to design are accent decor pieces. Accent decor is an added and luxury expense, but if you have the means it can really change up your wedding space.”

Many couples want guests to experience that ‘wow’ factor when entering the reception space. Consider going big with your seating chart or suspending a floral focal piece above the dance floor to enhance the ambience of your venue space.  While accent décor is an added expense, bringing in a dramatic detail practically guarantees a breathtaking effect.

Paper Goods

From signage to menus, paper goods are an easy element to add to your wedding design.  Are you showcasing unique ‘his & her’ cocktails?  Do you want something unique in place of the typical seating chart?  If so, use custom or unique signage in these places.  Another great option is to commission a custom monogram or crest to use throughout your paper suite and design.  Use this detail on signs, menus, wax seals, napkins and so much more!

No matter how you choose to elevate your wedding décor, it is always a great idea to have a fantastic florist on your vendor team to help bring your vision to life!  Check out Roots Floral Design if you’re looking for a Cincinnati-based florist.