I need help on proportion of centerpieces

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@chickadea07:  The best way to visualize the available space is to do a mockup. Cut out a 36″ diameter circle from newspaper. Set out the 4 place settings complete with silverware and glasses. Now you will see what space is left.

If you are not going to have a see-through centerpiece, I would keep it a bit lower so your guests can easily converse across the table. An easy way to estimate that height is to rest your elbow on the table and make a fist.  The centerpiece should be no taller than your fist, or about 12 inches.

If you are worried about knocking over centerpieces, add some river rock to the bottom of the vase.

Post # 4
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@chickadea07:  I’ve developed table settings for this size working in planning, and have always kept a low focal point. Cluster vases, textured florals, here are a few I found online that I LOVE:

The first one is SOOO AMAZING! And your guests will not feel burdened by a large obstacle during conversation.

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