Centerpiece size for 72in table

posted 2 years ago in Flowers
Post # 2
42089 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

busyinboston:  There are a couple of ways to see what it would look like.

Go to a party rental place and have them set the same size table with china, cutlery, glassware, napkins, salt and pepers etc. See what space is left in the middle. Many of these rental places also have centerpiees ready made with silk flowers.

Place a sheet on the floor at home. Mark out a 72″ circle. Set this “table”.

Many brides place a 12-14″ mirror under their vases so that would be about the width that you would want. Votives can be added to that.

Post # 3
1214 posts
Bumble bee

My daughter had 72″ tables without chargers and smaller (but not too small) centerpieces.  I think it looked great.  It had candles and with the napkins and menus looked full but not over crowded.  Just do like you said and add votives and the table numbers, etc.

Post # 5
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

busyinboston:  Also I bet the venue people will arrange the dishes and whatnot in a way that the table will not look empty! They might appreciate having enough space for everything, this came up with my florist actually, much better too small than too big

Post # 6
1214 posts
Bumble bee

I think the florist told her to get 6″ – 8″ tall with a 3′ – 4″ opening for the one in the picture.  She also had a tall centerpiece that just had a 8″ saucer shaped  flat-ish vase sitting on top of a tall heavy candle holder.  A couple of tables had vintage-y metal cake plates with a ring of flowers and pillar candles in the middle.  Nothing was too big.  She didn’t want the tables too crowded but not too empty either.  Most of her tables had 10 people but a few had less.  We got most of the vases at Hobby Lobby and Michaels.  Hope this helps.

Post # 7
40 posts

I would get some height, for sure.  I would do at least a 16′ hurrican vase….then you can always add some shorter ones with some candles and petals.

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