Post # 1
So, I am semi-new to the bee after following from afar for a while. Here goes my first official post, as I jump deeper into wedding planning and DIY!
I have been thinking about centerpieces for sooooo long and my problem is that I seem to like a lot of different styles. I think I want to do alternating centerpieces for different tables, and was wondering if any bees have examples of what their alternating high/low centerpieces looked like. I’m also not sure whether tall pomander centerpieces would go with the glowing candlelight centerpieces that I have also fallen in love with.
Some examples of the tall floral centerpieces I like:
Would those go with shorter clusters of candles, like these?
I originally was stuck on submerged florals, which seem to go okay with taller pomanders from photos I’ve found on pinterest…
I would love to hear some thoughts and feedback! I am planning to DIY and have just started playing with materials.
Post # 2
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
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 # 4
Jijitattoo & julies1949: Thanks for the input! I see what you mean about keeping the color as a common element.
Post # 5
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
I had to hold my laptop upside down to see that! ^
Post # 7
msfreemis: So weird, I posted from my ipad, and it was rightside up there, any idea how to edit?
Post # 8
medgirlny: Those are my tablecloths!!
Post # 9
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
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
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.