Any professional florist knows that the design of your centerpieces should depend largely on the shape and size of the reception tables you've selected. But it pays for you to give the matter some thought, too, so that when you talk specifics with your florist you'll have an even better sense of your options (and be able to nail down a solid plan that much sooner). To show you the best way to proceed, we asked top floral designers for advice.

Rectangular Dining Tables

Megan Fickling of La Partie Events interwove curly willow branches to run the length of the tables, and interspersed them with flowers along with fresh fruits and vegetables; candles in mismatched vessels were also incorporated into the design.

Flowers by La Partie Events

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