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How to Pick the Best Flower Arrangements for Thanksgiving

Whether you’re hosting a small, casual gathering or a formal dinner party, creating a warm, welcoming, and beautiful environment at Thanksgiving is important. A variety of elements contribute to the overall feeling of your event, including your table decor, lighting, background music, and – perhaps most importantly – flowers. The right flower arrangements can pull your design together and elevate your interior, adding a festive yet elegant touch.

Choosing your Thanksgiving flower arrangements carefully will help ensure you get exactly what you want. Below, we’ve compiled our top tips for selecting the best floral arrangements for Thanksgiving, as well as some floral centerpiece ideas.

Think About the Mood You Want to Create

Kick-off your flower selection process by deciding how you want your Thanksgiving event to feel. The environment you hope to create will influence the type of flowers you select (and vice versa!).

For example, if you’re hosting a casual, laid-back gathering, choose one or two simple, traditional arrangements for your home. Or, to create a dreamy, whimsical vibe, talk to your florist about loose or free-form flowers.

Choose Your Color Scheme

Select your color scheme before choosing flower arrangements for Thanksgiving. This will make it easier to ensure your flowers coordinate with the rest of your decor.

Reds, yellows, oranges, and browns are classic Thanksgiving colors – and they all look beautiful in a floral display. However, you don’t always have to stick with traditional color palettes. Here are some other hues to consider for your flowers and home decor:

  • Red, maroon, and green
  • Blue and orange
  • White and neutrals
  • Orange, peach, and yellow
  • Burgundy and pink

Consider Your Table Settings

When choosing your Thanksgiving centerpieces, it’s important to consider what else will be on the table. Think about the number of plates you’ll set out, whether you’ll need room for a turkey and side dishes, and more.

To ensure you’ll have room for your table arrangements, consider performing a practice run and placing dishes, napkins, and other elements on your table. Leave a big space for the flowers, and take a picture to show to your florist when you place your order. This will help them recommend the right flowers for you.

Pick Seasonal Blooms

Flowers look better when they’re seasonally appropriate and fresh, so it’s a good idea to choose blooms that are in season. Below are some examples of flowers that are available during Thanksgiving:

  • Roses
  • Leucadendron
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Lisianthus
  • Butterfly Ranunculus
  • Peonies
  • Scabiosa
  • Tulips
  • Eucalyptus
  • Hypericum

Select the Right Thanksgiving Floral Arrangement Styles

Choose the size of your arrangements carefully. Your dining room table and the number of guests should play a role in this decision-making process. It’s essential not to overwhelm a smaller table with a large centerpiece, especially if there will also be many dishes and place settings on it. Conversely, a small, compact arrangement will look out of place on a large, farmhouse-style dining table.

You should also match the arrangement style to the location in your house. For example, a bouquet is ideal for a kitchen island or entryway, while low, lush centerpieces are perfect for the table.

Set the Scene for a Memorable Thanksgiving with Help from Bedford Village Flower Shoppe

Bedford Village Flower Shoppe offers a selection of pre-arranged flowers, as well as custom floral services. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so contact Bedford Village Flower Shoppe to schedule a consultation with our expert florists or place an order. Or, visit us on Instagram or Facebook for more Thanksgiving flower arrangement ideas.

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