a coffee table is one of the main display areas of your living room. It should be functional, say a bit about who you are, and most of all be balanced and decorative. Be sure to vary heights and textures. This task is one that I always find daunting in my own home; finding the balance between form and function, using too much or too little.
When it comes to your ceremony site, you don't need to deck the guest-book table and every pew with flowers. Get the most bloom for your buck by asking your florist to design two lush altarpieces, which will direct everyone's eyes exactly where you want them to be: on you and your groom.