Advice & Examples of Alternating centerpieces…OPINIONS PLEASE!!! (Pics)

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
2670 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I like the second tall centerpiece better than the first one, and I think a tall one like that will look great with a collection of shortish candles.

Post # 3
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

ChiPink:  I think that as long as there is one element that ties the two different centerpieces together, it can work.

The white pomander centerpiece would work better with the candles because they share the same color.

Post # 5
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

So our color palate is going to be very similar to your first pic with purple toned flowers we are alternating tall and short arrangements. They are tying in to each other with mercury glass  for candle holders. There will be tall arrangements in some form of glass vase with small candles in mercury glass around. The other tables will have 3 on even candles on mercury glass with 3 small arrangements.  We will also have a long table alternating with candelabras and short flower arrangements.

Post # 6
535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I had to hold my laptop upside down to see that! ^

Post # 7
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

msfreemis:  So weird, I posted from my ipad, and it was rightside up there, any idea how to edit?

Post # 8
1583 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

medgirlny:  Those are my tablecloths!!

Post # 9
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

ChiPink:  I’m doing very similar centerpieces, but I’m doing 3 variations, rather than just the 2.  1 will be a tall pomander-style like you posted, 1 will be submerged orchids with floating candles, and 1 will be a low, small flower centerpiece with votives around it.  I think the variety is great, especially because I wanted to create a sense of height on the table but doing only high pomander-type centerpieces can get to be pricey if you’re having a larger wedding.

Post # 10
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

SunshineSmiles:  this is very similar to what I did. One was a tall flower style with pine cones in the vase, one was a birdcage style with flowers coming out, and one was a basket with flowers and metallic Christmas ornaments (winter wedding). There were also candles on every table. As long as you keep the flowers similar as well as color (in my case white flowers, garland greens, antique gold/silvery/bronze metallics) you should be good to go. A variety in centerpieces is a great idea because I think it’s more visually appealing so long as they “go” together. 

Post # 11
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We’re doing something kind of similar, but I don’t have full pictures yet.  We have the long, 8 ft tables. . . so half of the tables with have a 2 or 3 tall pomanders (similar to ones you posted actually), with votives and shorter vases with candles in them lining the spaces inbetween the big items.  The other half will have tall submerged florals in lieu of the pomanders, with the same votives/shorter vases.  THe votives and shorter vases I’ve decorated with ribbon, crystal bling, and pearls – and I plan on mixing them up.  I’ll alternate the 2 versions, but they’ll all have the same color flowers and bling. How I got that way – borrowing from friend/family (who already had crystal bling or pearl or ribbon super-glued on in different ways), and I kind of liked it all . . so hopefully it won’t be overwhelming.


ETA:  If you’re planning on using crystal dangles – I got an AMAZING deal on them because I used Christmas ornaments.  Seriously.  Exactly the same, and they were on closeout for about 50 cents for four.

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