Help! Do my centerpieces clash?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think those feel more “club” like versus the romantic feel of the space.  I like the idea of adding light to the tables but I would do it in a more soft, subtle way.

Post # 4
2657 posts
Sugar bee

First off, I love the restaurant that you picked.  Their food is so delicious.  I think I would have to see a mock up centerpiece before I can really say whether it would clash or not.  At first glance, I’m a little hesitant because the blue LED cubes might not go together with the more natural and warm lighting of the venue.  I think a floating candle on top would help tie the centerpieces in a little better with the rest of the decor because they would give off a warmer light like the rest of the space.  I’d do a mock up and take pictures in natural and dimmed lighting to get a better idea of what it would look like in your venue space.

Post # 5
6194 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I don’t think it goes, I would stick with something more romantic and less… blue. How about the dollar store diy hurricane vases with floating candles?

Post # 6
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It does say “club” to me more than “romance”. I also think the fishbowl vases are a bit dated.

Post # 7
9652 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t think that fits the setting of your venue. I’d use softer lighting and candles!

Post # 8
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have to go with the advice other bees have given…!

Post # 9
1625 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I got one of those light cubes once.. in a long island iced tea i bought at the mad hatter dance party in disneyland. with techno music and wacky costumed dancers. I definitely don’t think they feel very romantic, but your venue is beautiful. I agree with PPs that some candles/tea lights would be better


Post # 10
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Here’s an idea you could adapt. If you use a large flower such as a chrysanthemum, you will only need one flower per centerpiece

I think these would look fabulous with the inside of the box painted gold or silver to reflect the light. I also think you could use a battery operated tealight or a floralight with equal effect.


Post # 11
1327 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

As others have said they have a different feel than the venue.  If you had a really plain venue I’d say go for it, but that place has such a nice look it seems a shame to take away from it.

If it were me I would skip the cubes at each plate for sure.  The centerpieces could still work either as it’s pictured, or maybe play around with different colors in the vase.  It looks like those are clear glass beads around the light?  Maybe try it our with other options to warm it up a bit.

Post # 12
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Another idea


Romantic Centerpiece flowers

Add simple little vases or glasses spray painted silver or like mercury glass and tealights in clear glasses.

You can substitute your round mirror for the tray or use a mix of silver trays found at thrift stores.

Post # 13
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MrsFutureG:  I think it would look weird without the lights dimmed in your venue.

Would you be against the submerged-orchid look, with tea lights or votives surrounding the centerpiece? Lit candles with natural lighting wouldn’t look so bad, and once you dim the lights, they’d illuminate the flowers nicely.

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