Many of the benefit auctions I work use a floral centerpiece on the table. I evidently enjoy the freshness they carry to a table, but I've also seen some creative non-floral centerpieces at my auction fundraisers.
Most regularly a corporation will opt for a non-floral centerpiece by reason of fee. As attractive as they are, flowers is also expensive. Flowers are a "effective to have," not a "must have," in order that they is also quickly cut from a budget. But you still wish to have an attractive table arrangement.
Many non-floral centerpieces can even be made or assembled by kids. This comes in handy if you are running a school auction or a non-profit which benefits teenagers.
At the "Night at the Museum" benefit auction each table had a creative centerpiece showcasing a singular museum around the United States. A popular table hosted the National Baseball Hall of Fame museum.
Often times, a benefit auction will opt for a cornucopia when they go with non-floral centerpieces. What I am calling cornucopia is the tablescapes that are created with a group of items and those may also effectively not be consistent across all the tables.
If you have volunteers managing the centerpieces, each member may also effectively be assigned a table and have a catalogue of supply probabilities that's also sourced from a personal assortment or home. The centerpieces will aid execute the theme, but each is going to be different. It will be more trouble-free for volunteers to pull items from their homes, like blue bottles and shells, to coordinate tables. The tables won't be exact matches, but the fee of an authorized florist is eliminated and the theme can still be carried out.
A star example of cornucopia
Last fall, my team and I worked an event in southern Virginia which changed into one of the main attractive routine I've ever attended. It wasn't an immense audience the crowd only numbered around 225 but the decor and ambience changed into exquisite! It changed into one of the more magical auctions I've attended.
The theme changed into Treasures of the Deep. All-concerns-of-underwater-intrigue is also found here. The dark, mysterious, quiet of the ocean seemed to come back alive during this auction fundraiser.
One of the elements that made this event so eye catching changed into the centerpieces. I couldn't aid but recognize how creative the florist had been to create such dependent focal points for the tables.
Every centerpiece changed into different. Some were more traditional centerpieces, whereas other tables had collections of items one may also effectively imagine to be found on a sunken ship, like unusually shaped and dark-colored bottles. Collections of shells, starfish, and stones were scattered with regard to the table.
For those tables with a "living" element, the principal vegetation gave the impression of sea grasses. Other centerpieces consisted of arrangements of unusual plants that were resembling an underwater lawn.