Post # 1
So I’m having an outdoor tea wedding reception and we are sticking with the whole vintage theme. I’ve decided to not go with flowers for our centerpieces because of the price associated with them. Now here’s my question; we are placing 3 stacked vintage hardback books on each table with candles. I don’t know which will look better with the books, 2-3 taper candles or one tall pillar candle.
My other issue is I’m thinking of having 2 types of centerpieces. What can I do as the 2nd type of centerpiece?
Thank you in advance!
Post # 3
Use both. Half of the tables get one tall pillar, the others get 2-3 tapers.
That should help with your desire for a second centerpiece as well.
Post # 4
I think in general centerpieces look better when there’s clusters. One lone pillar might look a little lonely; a cluster of 2 – 3 candles of varying heights would look more interesting.
As far as having 2 types of centerpieces–I think the fact that you’re using a bunch of different books the centerpieces will all end up having a slightly different but cohesive look. Maybe on some tables you’ll have 2 big books and 3 candles and on other tables you’ll have 3 books and 2 candles. So you’ll get the feel of the tables not all being cookie cutter replicas but they’ll all still be made of the same elements.
Post # 5
I think a grouping of pillar and votive candles would look more in scale than having tapers on top of the books. If you are talking about having the tapers to the side, I think I would still prefer the candles on top of the books.
You could also use teacups on top of some of the books -some with a candle inside the teacup, perhaps some with a single flower.
Post # 6
I like the idea of really pretty vintage picture frames with photos of you and your FI as children.
Post # 7
how about antique teapots?
Post # 8
Thanks Ladies. I really like the idea of the 2 candles, 3 books, and 3 candles, 2 books. I also like the teacup with candle or single rose idea. Sooo many options. Thanks again