Post # 1
Just curious! My venue has three SUPER LONG rectangular wooden tables (each table seats 12). One “centerpiece” in the middle of one of these gigantic tables isn’t going to cut it! I was thinking of doing a “tablescape”…an ongoing centerpiece with multiple focal points. We aren’t sure if we’ll place the rustic tables end-to-end (over 36 feet long!), or if we’ll set them side-by-side (make 3 seperate rows of seating). Anyone doing this/seen it done? How do you know when to STOP adding things?! How much is TOO much?!
And just a few more details about our wedding: We’re getting married at a farm/winery in eastern Washington. We’re going for a laid-back, rustic-chic kind of vibe. Not too many flowers, more like dried grapevines, lanterns, picture frames, mis-matched vases I guess!
Post # 3
So I am doing tablescapes! We also seem to be having similar weddings…i am in Seattle and getting married on August 20th with a laid back, rustic theme 🙂
I choose tablescapes because we would like to have a family style meal since we only have 35 guests and I was also worried that one centerpiece in the middle of the big long table would be weird.
I took all of the tablescape photos I liked and made one big inspiration board, so i could see what kind of tablescapes i liked. I than broke it down into categories ie. lighting/candles, florals, big statement pieces, extra small stuff and than thought about what ratio of each I want to see. I want more kitchy, fun stuff than anything else so that is like 50%, flowers are 30% and the rest is candles/lanterns and other lighting. I would also consider how dense you want the tablescape. Your photos show a fairly shaped out tablescape which would be farily easy to put together.
I am worried about too much stuff but I am trying to just keep it simple. I would rather run out and get more things a couple days before than have so much stuff that its overwhelming.
I am starting to collect stuff now so I am hoping to be able to start experimenting soon and see how it goes!
Post # 4
I’m not, but I love that look and I wish I had that option. My venue just has round tables. That inspiration pic is lovely.
Post # 5
One of the bees here used barnboards down the center of the tables, then placed flowers, candles etc down the length of the board.
Post # 6
First, I am IN LOVE with your venue! It’s exactly what I was looking for but couldn’t find.
Anyway, I love the look tablescapes as opposed to centerpieces. My tables will be round, but I’m still going for the same look. I love the wine bottles on the tables in your pictures, they really add to the atmosphere. To be honest, I think you’ll absolutely know if you’re overdoing it. If there’s no room for plates; overdoing it. Just use your first instinct!
Post # 7
We didn’t have a tablescape – per se, but we had 8ft tables and spread everything down the table on a runner. We could have probably filled in the space a little more with moss or something… but we were happy with it just the way it was.
Post # 8
@VagabondGurl: Love your burlap runner and monogram!
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this is how my tables are too. never thought of the phrase tablescape… i think i must google that or something for ideas. I have no clue what do do for “centerpieces” but tablescaping makes much more sense:)
thanks for this post, and please keep the pictures coming… >subscribe to topic< LOL