(Closed) DIY tall centerpieces

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i’m a google gal 100% all the way – – – when you’re on google, select images in the top right…type in ‘tall wedding centerpieces’ and see what turns up……Its a start…Another idea is to check out The Knot.  I don’t really know what look you’re going for. Can you tell us a little more?  Daytime/evening reception, formal, casual, what are your flowers, etc….

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

My friend let me cut down some curly branches off her willow tree to put in vases for our centerpieces.  I spritzed them with silver paint and they looked great with dark red flowers in a clear vase.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t think you necessarily have to go the tall route just because the ceilings are high. You can do whatever you want. I think tall centerpieces are a challenge because of price and being a general obstruction.

But, I did see an element that you can make tall:

I really thought about doing the big balloons (they are usually 3′ across) in blue and green and white for my wedding. I wanted height without blocking the view. You could stagger the heights and I think they would look more like lanterns if done tactfully. I’m not a fan of the colored balloons around the base of the big one here, but you get the idea.

Style me Pretty had a party with these big balloons too:

http://www.stylemepretty.com/2009/09/08/pretty-in-pink-iii/

And there is another photo I’m thinking of that I just can’t place where they used the string of the balloon to put the table number on a luggage tag. I think that was from Style me Pretty too, but I can’t find it.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

tall centerpieces are pretty but they limit your photo ops at the reception too. they can also obstrust the guests’ view of the bride and groom at the big moments of the reception…like cutting the cake and so on.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

i wouldn’t recommend tall centerpieces.  they always get in the way of the guests at the table.  I’ve actually been to weddings where the guests have pulled the centerpieces off the table and put them on the floor so that they could see and talk to people at their table.  

 

I agree that you should hang lanterns or poms or something else from the ceilings.  Then have normal or short centerpieces on the tables.  

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

No prob Bob. Here is the shot I was looking for where they look more chic. The size is a little pewny, but I don’t remember what blog these were originally from. Something to do with twine, because the string they used here is red/white twine.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think if you do tall. Make sure they are skinny. Like other people mentioned they block people view. Somehting Like a taller Manzanita tree so guest can still see each other. Or tall eiffel tower vases with feather or flower or whatever but they are still skinny enough for peopel to see past them..

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

I would recommend doing half tall and half regular. My florist is doing this because she says it gives more drama to the room and doesn’t make it look awkward. After I thought about it, 20 huge, cascading centerpieces all over the place will look a bit weird and just be too much.

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